Athletes react to Donald Trump winning the presidential election
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States on Tuesday night and notable sports figures took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to succeed Barack Obama as president. He collected 279 electoral votes and won crucial states including Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Ohio.
Trump was endorsed by sports figures such as New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, former Indiana basketball coach Bobby Knight, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, former New York Yankees outfielder Paul O'Neill and many others.
Here's how athletes reacted to Trump's win:
What happens next? I seriously don't know...— Frank Kaminsky III (@FSKPart3) November 9, 2016
Dang OBAMA should've redshirted 😂— Chris Lammons (@Lammons_1) November 9, 2016
To all those tweeting their opinion, please remember 40+ million people disagree with you either way - it's time to HELP EACH OTHER not hate— Huston Street (@HustonStreet) November 9, 2016
As I sit here and watch my timeline... some of y'all need to grow up.... seriously.— Jared M.X. Sullinger (@Jared_Sully0) November 9, 2016
The Divided States of America— Justin Tuck (@JustinTuck) November 9, 2016
Man oh man oh man— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) November 9, 2016
Dual Citizenship. 💯— Patrick Patterson (@pdpatt) November 9, 2016
Scary times we living in— Marquis Daniels (@Marquis_Daniels) November 9, 2016
Stop the fight— Zack Jones (@Jack_Zones04) November 9, 2016
Pray for our country and our leadership.— Vernon Wells (@VernonWells10) November 9, 2016
How!!!!!— Joakim Noah (@JoakimNoah) November 9, 2016
Drain the swamp baby!!!— Chris Chamberlain (@Chambo57) November 9, 2016
This like the finals— Reggie Bullock (@ReggieBullock35) November 9, 2016
Clinton was backed by former NBA player Jason Collins, former USWNT star Abby Wambach, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh and others.
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