BOSTON (CBS) — History was made in the early hours of November 9, 2016 in America as the country voted and elected Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States.
As always with an election, there’s pushback from both sides. But this year it was supercharged with the divisive nature of Trump as well as the prominence of social media platforms.READ MORE: Red Line Train Derails At Broadway MBTA Station
Twitter and Facebook are currently serving many roles: a politicalÂ battlefield, a sanctuary for people to find the lighter side of politics as well as a launchpad forÂ drawing harrowing comparisons surrounding the date. It didn’t take long for anyone to swap the 11/9 to 9/11.
England writes the date inverse to us, making it a direct correlation to the darkest day in the country.READ MORE: Andrea Campbell Seeking Commitments Before Endorsing Mayoral Candidate
M.I.A. was far from the only to notice the numbers.
Similar slogans have been erected to further drive home the point.MORE NEWS: Inspired By Mother, NH Teacher Running Virtual Boston Marathon For Stepping Strong Center
Thankfully, there’s sanguinity to be found. Rather than seeing it as an apocalyptic premonition, some are using it as a call to stand together and shoot down others who would dare compare this to one of the country’s darkest days.