- 07 Nov 20
From Hillary Clinton and Johnny Marr to the Lord Mayor of Dublin and Jedward, a lot of people are delighted with tonight's news!
It's not only in America where the news that Joe Biden has passed the all-important 270 mark has been greeted with both relief and joy.
Fittingly, one of the first to react was Hilary Clinton who messaged the below:
The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president.
It's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together. pic.twitter.com/YlDY9TJONs
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 7, 2020
Biden's running mate Kamala Harris adds: "This election is about so much more than Joe Biden or me. It’s about the soul of America and our willingness to fight for it. We have a lot of work ahead of us. Let’s get started!"
Barack Obama had this to say to his old comrade:
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2020
We've a mental image of President Michael D. Higgins doing a jig of joy as he dictates to an aide:
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) November 7, 2020
Lady Gaga, who joined Biden on the election trail, says: "Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen. Nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the firtst female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA."
"Not a crier but I low-key shed a tear, we won’t let hate win!" says Alicia Keyes. "When we show up for each other we win! There’s so much work to be done but I believe we are willing to show up for each other! Let’s keep being loud & strong. Now the real work begins! Big congratulations to Kamala Harris! Loudly crying face..."
"So nice to see the joy and relief of the good people of America," says Johnny Fucking Marr. "A better day for the world."
"Crying, thank God," is the short but pertinent message from Adriana Grande.
"Kamala Harris," says Lord Mayor Dublin, Hazel Chu. "The first Black and Indian American woman to become Vice President. But won't be the last."
Republican Senator Mitt Romney, who's been highly critical of Trump, says: "Ann and I extend our congratulations to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. We know both of them as people of good will and admirable character. We pray that God may bless them in the days and years ahead."
Magnanimous words from Jeb Bush who says: "Congratulations to President-elect Biden. I have prayed for our President most of my adult life. I will be praying for you and your success. Now is the time to heal deep wounds. Many are counting on you to lead the way."
"Biden You’re Hired, Trump You’re Fired," Jedward message.
"I hope President Biden allows himself just a little malarkey this evening," suggests James Corden. "He's earned it."
Holding a glass of champagne and wearing a Biden/Harris hate, Donald's niece, Mary L Trump, reacts: "To America. Thanks, guys."
Michael Moore imagines this scenario:
“Sir, step away from the podium and please come with me. Now.”
“Uh, what. Me?”
“Yes, you. Come with me now. Don’t force me to take action. Make this easy on yourself and everything will be over soon.”
And with that they took him away.There was no uprising, no one stood by him. pic.twitter.com/EepfXNZJWA
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 7, 2020
We'll leave you with this wonderful, wonderful reaction from former Obama aide Van Jones:
Watch Van Jones after the call for Biden. Just watch this. pic.twitter.com/Us8jpKu79f
— The Recount (@therecount) November 7, 2020