It’s hard to laugh right now.
The past few days have been unquestionably rough on everyone, due to the recent general election that left Donald Trump, the man who ran on a platform of hatred, racism, sexism, and bigotry, our nation’s next president. I don’t have much to say about it on a personal level except that this really wasn’t supposed to happen, I’m scared that hate crimes are already rising, and I’m still having trouble not crying all the time.
Still. Life goes on, technically. If you’re a literalist, it’s comforting to know that the sun is still rising. Joe Biden is still a joy. And people are still making jokes–good ones–regarding the fallout of the election and where it leaves us as a nation.
This is not going to be a “here’s a picture of a puppy haha smile everything’s going to be okay :)” kind of post because, for a lot of people, it doesn’t really seem like everything is going to be totally okay. Normalizing this election won’t help anything. So, you need to take action now–donate to Planned Parenthood. Look into some alternative forms of birth control. Consider reevaluating your behavior. But you can also laugh a little, if you’d like. You don’t have to, check out these tweets that, unfortunately, are only funny right now:
ohhh my god pic.twitter.com/feNH7JrJJL
— i go now@ PROCRASTIN (@voyahora) November 10, 2016
We are all the White House staff watching Obama welcome Trump as next president. pic.twitter.com/cxB54V9x1S
— Emma Kennedy (@Nufanglenesse) November 10, 2016
3. What else is there to say about all of these except “welp” or “yup?”
“Ummmmmm.” – the bust pic.twitter.com/joyWOPvvJJ
— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) November 10, 2016
Honestly this is the new best relatable image of the year pic.twitter.com/Zmy2ZlnRxH
— posi queen (@deathnap4cutie) November 10, 2016
5. If only:
— Black Jack Bauer (@NY_Wiseass) November 10, 2016
6. Ah, Joe:
Biden: …so, when Trump walks in, you duck and I sock him wit-
Obama: No, Joe pic.twitter.com/sJIejb1rEN
— Mollie Goodfellow (@hansmollman) November 10, 2016
7. Worth a shot!
AMERICAN CITIZENS TO CANADA: "Hey big head, can we come over ?" #ElectionDay
— ╮Prince (@thebxy) November 8, 2016
8. HAHAHAHA I mean…
Donald Trump is going to HATE being President
— Kate Berlant (@kateberlant) November 10, 2016
9. ET TU, FLORIDA??
WE WERE OUT HERE PRAYING FOR FLORIDA TO SAY SAFE FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW. LITTLE DID WE KNOW. HURRICANE MATTHEW WAS TRYNA SAVE US pic.twitter.com/oiCUZ7uXVb
— Sarcasm (@TheFunnyTeens) November 9, 2016
10. I mean:
"Florida just got hit by a category 5 Hurricane! Please donate."
— The HBCURoundTable ™ (@HBCU_Roundtable) November 9, 2016
Let's check in with our white feminist celebrity friends to see what they have to say about the effect of this election: pic.twitter.com/A7FgkGxGhC
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) November 11, 2016
12. Not a tweet! But Blac Chyna gave birth yesterday and did the mannequin challenge, which was the first thing to make me smile during the whole day!
13. WHAT IS THIS:
To all my Mexicans don't worry I'ma airbend them walls down pic.twitter.com/riaQqmwJDZ
— Ryan Beckford (@Rybeckford) November 9, 2016
14. Me IRL:
mood: the baby removing herself from a stressful environment https://t.co/WNGPIGckdq
— christal (@ChristalCymone_) November 11, 2016
15. Seems about right:
Another BEAUTIFUL day to stress-eat, donate next month's paycheck, text your friends that you'll take care of each other & wish u were a dog
— Jia Tolentino (@jiatolentino) November 11, 2016
16. Also seems about right!
Michelle: Hi I'm Michelle Obama
Melania: Hi I'm Michelle Obama
Michelle: Is there an echo in here?
Melania: Is there an echo in here? pic.twitter.com/ShZANu0TXZ
— GABE (@gabeAlfassy) November 10, 2016
17. Ready for your new FLOTUS?
— Ellie Mae O'Hagan (@MissEllieMae) November 11, 2016
18. It’s the little things:
A sock I thought I lost in the laundry just fell out of me in the TSA body scan. It's not much, but it's something.
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 11, 2016
19. HAHAHAHAHA *bursts into tears*
WOMAN PREZ REQS: Likable but a leader, experienced but open to criticism, stoic but warm, pretty but not sexy
MALE PREZ REQS: make red hats
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) November 9, 2016
20. Ah. We miss you, Obama:
"hey donald, birth certificate these nu–" pic.twitter.com/WtpSTOhGfT
— Ziwe (@ziwe) November 8, 2016
21. Remember this:
mood for the next four years pic.twitter.com/lLHwwTukLH
— – (@nadimalicious) November 9, 2016
What do you think about the election? Let us know in the comments!