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.

Twitter and Facebook are currently serving many roles: a political battlefield, a sanctuary for people to find the lighter side of politics as well as a launchpad for 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.

M.I.A. was far from the only to notice the numbers.


Similar slogans have been erected to further drive home the point.

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.

Comments (111)
  1. bees_knees_6 says:

    This revolts me. There is no comparison. It is demeaning to so many lives lost on September 11. STOP WITH THE RAG NEWS.

    1. Joe Tonelli says:


      1. riosam77 says:

        Excellent idea!

    2. It’s WBZ/CBS. What do expect from them? Good journalism? Seriously… This news station along with all the other MSM and social media have created the breeding ground for disrespectful trash like this. It’s what’s wrong with this country.

  2. Get serious, you disrespectful idiots!

    When you know the pain of burning to death, pain which drives you to seek relief by jumping out a window to your death, then you can weigh in.

    Until then, shut up and help us fix the colossal mess Obama made over the past 8 years.

  3. Seems all the hatred is coming from the left. Virtually all the violence during the campaign came from the left. The vitriol and fear mongering. last night on NBC & CBS was the worse I have ever witnessed in my life. But this is what passes for Journalism today.

    This is what you get when you allow the CPUSA to control one political party and the MSM.

    1. riosam77 says:

      So so true. Brainwashed morons marching and protesting because they can’t have their Communist president… It would NO loss if they marched themselves right over a very high cliff! They represent the vermin inhabiting the inner cities!

  4. Edward Smith says:

    I saw this comment about the Clinton election party that was expected to celebrate her victory:

    “party ended like Carrie’s prom”

  5. jasonn13 says:

    It’s morning in America… again. As Ben Franklin said, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” Now let’s not screw it up.

  6. John Dillon says:

    And this is why Trump won…anyone comparing a winning presidential candidate to a terrorist attack where thousands died for a radical religion is mentally unstable.

    1. doggeatdogg says:

      The President Elect needs to Trump Hate.

  7. Is there any chance we could be so lucky that they will actually move out of the US? I’ll contribute to a GoFundMe site for anyone who wants to move out.

  8. Liberal heads exploding. Priceless!!!

  9. I love the taste of liberal tears. Bwahahahaha

  10. Dave Jenkins says:

    No wonder twitter is tanking…

  11. Daniel Petry says:

    Weak. Uneducated. Spoiled. Entitled. Snowflakes. Go to your safe place.

  12. Fred Stevens says:

    Liberals hate America.

  13. doggeatdogg says:

    And ‘this’ ladies and gentlemen is why they lost the election. They are so disconnected from reality you gotta worry about their state of mind.

  14. Chris Dozert says:

    You mean the terror attack by Clinton’s buddy Osama?

  15. Steve Barker says:

    None of the hubris being spewed from the left is at all divisive. /sarcasm The hypocrisy of this group spewing hatred and divisiveness towards the other side is astounding to watch. They seriously don’t see the irony and hypocrisy of their words.

  16. Ta Land says:

    If you want to expressively show us why Trump’s win is as bad as 911, then why not YOU
    , –hundreds of YOU–, leap from 80 stories up as a way to relieve yourself from the alternative; not the alternative of being burned alive as in 911, but instead, because, an electorate majority chose a POTUS not of your liking.

  17. Does Hillary have her perp walk scheduled yet?

  18. Mike Storey says:

    December 7, 1941 April 12, 1861 April 4, 1968 June 17, 1972

    Just 4 days off the top of my head that would easily surpass the results of a free and fair election as a tragic day in American history. Of course most liberal voters have no understanding of U.S. history to know much beyond 9/11/01.

  19. James Benoit says:

    Snotty children with cellphones, brats who hold our country in contempt – go to hell.

  20. All you leftist, commie evil doers, half of america knows how you feel. When you put into office the biggest terrorist this country has ever seen, we too felt like 9-11 hit us. Enjoy it.

  21. Ken Valley says:

    Interesting how left-wing communists, and even this CBS lapdog media channel, can even allowed people to compare the two incidents. Shameful. Did any Republicans compare Obama’s wins the past two elections to any tragedies? NO! It goes to show that hypocrisy and double standard are what the slimey liberal left is all about.

    And, Boston CBS should also be ashamed, with reporting this kind of garbage and propaganda. What’s next, Planned Parenthood murdering babies? Shocking!

  22. More presstitution and histrionics from the media hookers at CBS. Nothing of any value to see here.

  23. Roger Jones says:

    Don’t be too hard on the Left. They suffer from self worship syndrome and the reprobate minds that come with it. Worshiping your own feelings as your god is tough.

  24. RG Senior says:

    “the divisive nature of Trump”? That’s typical obnoxious liberal bullsh!t deciding that the problem lies with those that don’t agree with you. There are at least an equal number of citizens that have had enough of the garbage that you spew and are telling you that you can no longer publish your opinion as if they were facts. You’ve been exposed. STFU.

  25. Let’s remember how Obama reacted January, 2009 after being inaugurated. ” I won. Get over it.” surely showed how warming he wanted to bring the country together.

  26. Lulua Mahalo says:

    Pusillanimous inane drones…not really appreciating our system. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t.


  27. Joe Nemchek says:

    I lost a good friend on April 19, 1995 in OKC, so I can only imagine the pain felt by the thousands or tens of thousands who lost friends and loved ones on 9/11. Comparing the “pain” of your candidate losing a presidential election to the pain of the losses on 9/11 or any other terrorist attack is pathetic. Get over yourselves.

  28. Proving something I have suspected for some time now. The entirety of the twitterverse, as with the Facebookverse has an intellectual range from the utterly idiotic to the merely banal.

  29. Typical leftist reactionaries. [Click here] for a tissue, crybabies.

  30. Yup – when something of huge consequence happens, I run to Twitter to see what “Gideon Yago” and “IAMBLKHISTORY” think.

  31. Shockingly ignorant comments, comparing Trump’s election to 9/11. It is time to fix the mess that liberals have made of this country. Any of you snowflakes who don’t like it are welcome to exit with Lena Dunham. Please do so immediately. We’ll help you pack.

  32. Andy Howe says:

    the divisive nature of Trump?

    What about the divisive nature of Hillary and the Democrats? The media and her supporters always want to ignore the facts and pretend that she ran a pristine campaign on the issues. BS. Her campaign was just as divisive as Trump. In his victory speech, Trump attempted to reach out to those who opposed him and voted against him to work together. If Hillary had won, would she have reached out to those that she finds deplorable and irredeemable and all the other descriptors that she applied to anyone who dare not support her? I don’t think so.

  33. News: Nov 9, 2016 16:28pm: Video capture of George Soros jumping from New York city penthouse:

  34. And you give these idiots a voice and report it like it’s news.

    F*ck. You.

  35. Pam Childs says:

    Filthy feces leftists…..leave my country any take your piles of garbage commrades with you.

  36. “…But this year it was supercharged with the divisive nature of Trump…”

    Look in the mirror why don’t you? The divisiveness was started long before Trump even announced his run. It goes back to 2008. What you call divisiveness, we call pushback against politically correctness, censorship of free speech, and American self loathing of the elites. If you ever want to understand Donald Trump, understand first what you have done to this country.

  37. There’s only one pertinent number related comment – 306 electoral votes.

  38. Mike Colburn says:

    Hey Liberals, grow a spine. try thinking for yourselves? Very liberating

  39. Jagu Jenkins says:

    let me help you, the media, out. though i am certain you won’t be able to either accept or understand what is about to be said, nevertheless here is the truth:


  40. I wake up every day thinking that liberals could not possibly do anything more cringy than the day before. But somehow, they out do themselves on a daily basis. This is just a clear indication that people under the age of 27 should probably be given a real life lobotomy, and then institutionalized away from the “rest of us”.

  41. tngilmer says:

    There is no human being more hateful and vicious on the planet than a US liberal Democrat. The next four years with them sitting in the corner will be fun.

  42. Steve Grant says:

    “My heart feels like an alligator.”

  43. Bob Ho says:

    more insensitive hate filled liberals throwing their own excrement at the world.

  44. Andy Stone says:

    Don’t worry libtards. In 2024 Melania will break that glass ceiling for ya.

  45. Sick Libs put us through 8 years of catastrophic Obama failures. Get over it, girls, Obama caused this revolution by his racism, cop-hating, divisive politics, moronic economic policies and foreign disasters. Crybabies! Grow up! You LOST because Hillary stunk.

  46. Just when you think godless, clueless liberals couldn’t possibly be more stupid….they are.

  47. What a bunch of whining cry babies. Grow up, not everything is all sunshine and flowers. The REAL WORKING PEOPLE of American have spoken. You apparently weren’t paying attention. 9-11 my ass.

  48. Jim Morrison says:

    9/11 was when Boston had to hide under their beds from a 19 year old Allah u Ahkbar buddy of Obama’s

  49. Sherry Gee says:

    Wow. The Hillary voters feel the world has fallen apart? Try being in your mid 50s and seeing the business you and your spouse built for 25 years fall apart because morons who don’t watch the news, don’t read, and have no clue about what is going on in the world elect an inexperienced community organizer to the office of POTUS. It was like taking oil and pouring it on a fire.

  50. More proof that liberalism is a mental disease.

  51. John Schmidt says:

    Guess they shouldn’t have listened to the leftist media and pollsters who said she’d be a shoe in. Perhaps some didn’t show up to vote. But to compare it to 9/11 just shows how out of touch and self absorbed they are. They made fun of the right when the right complained about the Obama elections but they are doing the same thing and worse.

  52. Llibtards are a real special type of stupid.

  53. Bob Larson says:

    Ah yes, 9/11. The terrorist attack which could have been prevented if the Clinton staffer would have let the military, intelligence and FBI share information. May we some day know what Sandy Berger was removing from the National Archives! Had nearly forgotten of those escapades!

  54. Idiot liberals/progressive/whatever… they STILL do not get it.
    Intolerant, hateful, bigot hypocrites.
    I now think they never will.

  55. Only “9-11”?!?… I was hoping to make this more of a complete-genocide for the treasonous globalist liberal-progressives…

  56. The Left has lost their ability to reason. Disgusting comparison.

  57. jasonn13 says:

    In the immortal words of Barack Hussein Obama, “elections have consequences” and “I won.” Get over it, snowflakes.

  58. Jason Watson says:

    Just your typical leftists showing their Nazi tendencies to demonize, terrorize and lie.

  59. Warren Rose says:

    Bye bye to all the frozen faces… seriously do you people really think you look good with stiff frozen faces.. hilarious

  60. and the liberal lying news continues….

  61. What is this great sense of freedom ,. and peace that the liberals/dems have created? You guys are higher then those guys on the Traitor Park Boys.

  62. Alan Smithee says:

    Conservatives took the 2008 and 2012 defeats in stride. Why are liberals such whining children? Who screwed up raising these spoiled snowflakes?

  63. “But this year the election was supercharged with the divisive nature of Trump, the prominence of social media platforms and the Democrats offering the most corrupt candidate in the history of the USA.”

    There you go, I fixed it for you. I’m sure it was an innocent error and not propaganda from left wing extremists trying to pass it off as journalism.

  64. Bill Evans says:

    Having Hillary win would have much worse.

  65. Nota Newsa says:

    Talk about “right wing conspiracy theorists” these “supersticious left wing nuts” take the cake.

  66. Of course if Hillary would have won…These same people would be demanding that we give Hillary a chance.
    These hypocrites and their ways are exact reason Trump won.

  67. 9/11 and 11/9

    One is the exact opposite of the other!

  68. Mark Mullins says:

    It amazes me that liberals have such impaired judgment, that they are incapable of distinguishing people and things which may do them harm and as a result, seem to spend all their time and energy trying to place authoritarians in charge who will render them subjects.
    Someone comes along promising to free them from the bondage of debt and dependency and it’s the end of the world.

    Put some ice on it kids, get over the butthurt and it’s time to take responsibility for yourselves.
    Nothing is free, anyone who promises free stuff is lying to you and has ulterior motives.
    If you can’t accept the election results, then please feel free to move to Venezuela.
    You don’t have to work there, because there are no jobs, which will free up your time to stand in line all day for the necessities of life.

  69. Paull Cudak says:

    The LEFT is SO DISGUSTING comparing 9/11 with Trump being elected by other AMERICAN citizens! If they’d have it their way, they want every ILLEGAL LAY A BOUT voting so they can get more welfare and other money from WORKING people

  70. Fred Doe says:

    If those on the left in California, my home state, had any sense, they would be overjoyed that Trump won. But then they would be the left would they? Maintaining a conservative supreme court is to the left’s benefit. It is much like an adult preventing a four year old from running out into heavy traffic to get their ball, or preventing a know it all 13 year old from getting into the liqueur cabinet while the adults aren’t home. You Gruber voters, you of hillary’s “unaware and compliant citizenry” are welcome to leave for Cuba or North Korea if you like. In fact the adults would welcome it. But you are leaving MY California right were it was, before you infested it.

  71. The fascist left had better thank their lucky stars that this was a bloodless revolution and could be settled at the polls. Otherwise many of them would be swinging by the neck from the end of a rope this morning.

  72. Oh, right. It’s SO SHOCKING, so HORRIBLE of these people!…that you had to repeat it.

  73. Mark Rubin says:

    To all those who are disgusted by these hateful protestors who are unhappy with the results of the election, take solace and comfort in the idea that these violent, intolerant babies are validating and reminding us all why it was so important to get their political leaders out of positions of power in our government.

    They an cry and complain all they want….but they are no longer in power….no longer able to shove their political agendas down our throats.

    It is just a matter of time before they move on to some other perceived injustice and the rest of us can get on with our work and contributions to helping to undo the damages the last 8 years have caused and helping to make America great again.

  74. On 9-11 the terrorists won one against America!
    11-9 America wins one against Terrorism!
    Trump 2016!
    Make America Safe Again!

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