It will take a while before it sinks in the Donald Trump, man best known for shrieking 'you're fired' on a reality show and calling women 'nasty', will be the President of United States of America.
While Trump's views on immigrants have been grossly divisive — he wants to build walls, keep a watch on Muslim neighbourhoods. However, he had made a last ditch effort to appease Indians living in the United States. "I am a big fan of Hindu" and "Ab ki baar Trump Sarkar", he had proclaimed.
Trump's radical views on immigration, if practiced in real life, will turn out to be a nightmare for Indians holding the H1B visas in the US. Given the implications, Indians followed the US elections closely. And as Trump delivered his victory speech, many took to Twitter to respond to the news and his seeming reformed, civil self.
Apart from the official congratulatory messages from the Prime Minister and the President, Twitter was abuzz with reactions.
Here are some of them:
Congratulations @realDonaldTrump on being elected as the 45th US President.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
We appreciate the friendship you have articulated towards India during your campaign, @realDonaldTrump.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
We look forward to working with you closely to take India-US bilateral ties to a new height. @realDonaldTrump— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 9, 2016
Contrary to belief, @realDonaldTrump will speak responsibly now. Make the naughtiest boy in class the monitor, and he behaves very well.— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) November 9, 2016
Lesson for politicians: the more you vilify, demonise & ridicule opponents, the bigger they grow. Sometimes best to ignore#ElectionNight— Milind Deora (@milinddeora) November 9, 2016
Donald Duck waddling to the White House doesn't seem to be just a surreal nightmare. Misogyny plays its trump card and wins..— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) November 9, 2016
America has dispatched the electoral equivalent of a suicide bomber to Washington. Mr Trump's mandate is to blow up the system - FT #Trump— Vikram Shanbhag (@VikramShanbhag) November 9, 2016
My mother bought me a poster of an Obama quote once. A Trump quote poster might not comply with the joint family environment. #trumpwins— Dewang (@Mulani09) November 9, 2016
I can't even say #president trump without gagging😌— Rishu Singh (@rishusingh373) November 9, 2016
Throat in the lump, ghar ghar Trump— Rahul Pandita (@rahulpandita) November 9, 2016
#USElection2016 Donald Trump? USA.. were uh high while voting?— Satyam Kumar (@satyam_kumar00) November 9, 2016
The win of Donald Trump just signifies " Gain popularity wether it's for Good or Bad and you will be the hero of time " #USElection2016— Akshay Arora (@iakshayarora) November 9, 2016