Broken up: Many Clinton supporters at the party, held in the Jacob Javits Center, burst into tears as Clinton’s grasp on the election looked weaker and weaker, and increasingly doomed (Daily Mail Photos)
The nail-biting nature of tonight’s presidential election left those cheering for Hillary Clinton – once the obvious favorite – in a sour mood, while Donald Trump’s supporters were energized by their underdog gaining ground.
At the Clinton ‘party’ in the Jacob K Javits Center in Manhattan, picked for its purposeful glass ceiling, Clinton’s senior aides were nowhere to be seen.
Street view: On New York’s streets, too, people seemed in shock – these people were watching the results on the Times Square Jumbotron
Mid-level staffers were dejectedly sipping coffee and Red Bull as the atmosphere went from confident to depressed, and a late-stage attempt to liven the mood with ‘Let’s Get Loud’ was doomed to failure.
Crowds stood around silently as J-Lo rocked the speakers – though news that Clinton might take Arizona for the Democrats for the first time since Bill Clinton’s 1996 run did inject a small amount of excitement.
Two Trump supporters at a private party in the New York Hilton shared a happy hug as their candidate’s chances continued to climb
Meanwhile, Trump supporters at an invite-only event at the New York Hilton – two miles and a world away – found themselves whipped up into roaring frenzies of cheers, hugs and chants of ‘lock her up.’
Disaster: As Hillary Clinton continued to slide in the election results, her supporters across America began to look increasingly distraught. This was the moment it was announced that Trump was dominating Florida
Florida supporters cheer as Trump’s success in Florida is predicted by news media
Clinton supporters at her New York ‘party’ in the Javits Center on the easternmost side of Midtown Manhattan were reduced to tears as Donald Trump swept across the map, sucking up states for the Republican party
Heavily armed: Earlier in the night, heavily armed NYPD officers were seen guarding the Democratic hopeful – unaware of how thoroughly Trump would sweep many states
As Hillary Clinton continued to slide in the election results, her supporters across America began to look increasingly distraught. This was the moment it was announced that Trump was dominating Florida
By Daily Mail
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