- Social media users have reacted to the news that Joe Biden has won the US election
- The predicted result would make Biden the 46th president of the US and the world has reacted with messages of congratulations
- Kamala Harris will be the first non-white and first female vice-president in the history of the country
Saturday was a historic day in the history of the United States of America, not since the 1990's has a president been voted out of office after serving only one term.
There were more votes cast in the history of US elections, with both candidates getting record-breaking numbers of votes.
These were all trumped by the emergence of Kamala Harris as the first woman vice-president. With all these events happening, social media users took to the internet to share their reactions to the prediction the Joe Biden will be the 46th president of the US.
Briefly.co.za published a post informing South Africa that Joe Biden had won the election based on predicted votes. South Africans reacted to the news.
"That may be awesome but the...
"Breaking News: Trump cancelled his US citizenship & packed his bags"
"But Trump deserves a reality show something like keeping up with Donald."
"Surely that orange man has turn pink now... And he will say these results are manipulated."
"Trump said he wont accept the results and wont get out of white house...they will surely make a movie out of the Man...shame."
On a broader level, social media users posted their reactions on Twitter:
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Saturday night was filled with breaking news as the results of the US elections were predicted by all major news networks, indicating that Democrat Joe Biden had won the election after taking the majority of votes in the key state of Pennsylvania.
South African political parties have not released statements save for the Economic Freedom Fighters who posted a message on Twitter.
Briefly.co.za learned that the EFF were cautious in their response, neither congratulating Biden or making a judgement on the election, instead, the party took the opportunity to cement their position on American foreign policy in Africa and the middle east.
In other news, Former US president, Barack Obama, congratulated US president-elect, Joe Biden, and his vice president-elect, Kamala Harris on their election win.
In a statement shared online, Obama wrote:
"I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden.
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