Panicked Hillary Clinton supporters burst into tears and flooded out of her victory party as it became increasingly clear that Donald Trump had clinched the presidency.
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) November 9, 2016
The mood among Hillary Clinton supporters gathered at the Javits Center in Manhattan for the campaign’s Election Night party turned from happy, to glum, to devastated. There were even reports of people leaving the party “in tears.”
“There are people who are just in shock,” CNN’s Brianna Keilar reported. “They are just stunned.”
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) November 9, 2016
.@rubycramer now on the BuzzFeed broadcast reporting that some people are crying and leaving the Clinton party.
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) November 9, 2016
People at Javits are crying and leaving.
— Annie Karni (@anniekarni) November 9, 2016
Meanwhile, the atmosphere at the Trump campaign party, also in Manhattan, was much more cheery.
People are crying at Hillary Clinton's "victory watch party" while cheers erupting at Donald Trump's. #electionnight
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) November 9, 2016
The splitscreen of Clinton party vs Trump party is stunning
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) November 9, 2016
“It is starting to feel like a victory party,” CNN’s Jim Acosta reported from the scene.
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