Donald Trump won more than 71 million votes, the second-highest total in American history. Nationally, he has more than a 47% share of his vote and has an extraordinary hold over large swathes of this country that has brought a near cult-like devotion among many of his supporters. But he still lost the election to Joe Biden. This defeat makes Trump one of only four incumbents in the modern era not to get another four years. He also has become the first president to lose the popular vote in consecutive US elections.

He refused to accept the result, accusing media outlets that called the race for Joe Biden of colluding with the president-elect in trying to steal the White House. The voters, however, did not. Everyone from celebrities to Internet meme pages has been sharing their reactions to the race both in the streets and online, and many of these thoughts are definitely worthwhile. Here are some of them.

With his triumph, Biden, who turns 78 later this month, fulfilled his decades-long ambition in his third bid for the White House, becoming the oldest person elected president.

The result also provided a historical moment for Biden's running mate, Senator Kamala Harris of California, who will become the first woman to serve as vice president.

On Saturday night, Biden appeared in front of supporters at a drive-in rally in Wilmington, Delaware, and claimed the presidency and called on the country to reunite after what he described as a toxic political interlude.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, could lose more than just the presidency. Twitter has confirmed that if Trump leaves office, he will no longer receive special treatment as a "newsworthy individual".

Twitter's policy around what the company calls newsworthiness protects certain people — such as elected officials with more than 250,000 followers — from having their accounts suspended or banned for rule infractions that would lead average users to severe penalties.

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longwall26 Report

Don Flynn
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and they did celebrate around the world. But oddly enough Russia and China have both been very very quiet.

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juliasegal Report

Todorokie-dokie
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, Trump’ll probably lock himself in the White House, board up the windows, and use all of his supporters as a human shield.

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Auggieismydog Report

Wes Wade
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a former kid with a bad stutter, this makes me so happy.

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EdanClay Report

Don Flynn
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His spawn are as f'd up, if not worse, than the orange turd

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SleepDeez Report

Tee
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes my hometown of Detroit showed out! So proud of my city!

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jonfavs Report

Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Time to make the popular vote the counting vote, I guess.

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MNateShyamalan Report

Tabitha L
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If anyone hasn't seen Chappelle's SNL appearance, I really recommend it. "I would implore everybody who's celebrating today to remember, it's good to be a humble winner. Remember when I was here four years ago, remember how bad that felt? Remember that half the country right now still feels that way,"

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whereareyoufrom Report

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SteveHofstetter Report

H Edwards
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's like the part in the movie where the bad guy thinks he's successfully got rid of the hero, only for the hero to return. Bad guy looks aghast and stutters 'but... but that's impossible!'

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chrissyteigen Report

Don Flynn
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can't speak for everyone but tRump losing has given me hope for our future

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KaitMarieox Report

Wendillon
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So...uh...James...got any lottery number predictions? Asking for a friend...

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C_Morgs65 Report

Lis Daglish
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This exact scene was running in my mind when it was called

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TheTweetOfGod Report

Janine B.
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best one. 😂😂😂 Same tweet by Karma would have been nice too.

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Guinz Report

Hans
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope for the US that it will be "only" two months...

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electorot Report

Aria Whitaker
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I LOVE how people have reinvented the Barack/Joe meme with Kamala!! Oh happy day!! LOL

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ProjectLincoln Report

Number 5
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What's made Trump's Tweets even funnier are Twitter's disclaimers about how wrong they are under so much of what he's said.

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Edit: while this tweet is fake and made for meme purposes only, the event was not fake.

bobbyfromthebin Report

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BananaBoyTings Report

Kookamunga
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When Trump arrived, they mistook him for load of manure.

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VanJones68 Report

Zoe's Mom
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

His speech was moving and I can relate being a Hispanic woman.

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mametown Report

Zophra
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, I'm thinking of a much heavier drug....

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tinyandwhiskey Report

Sabse
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Never again judge the Germans: "How could you let this happen?" YOU turned it around at the very last moment.

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Brownies28 Report

Christopher Malinowski
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait, wouldn't it be the first term because the second term technically didn't happen?

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