Though there are pockets of this country where votes are still being counted, Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States of America.
For many in this country, perhaps even the majority (Hillary Clinton could still win the popular vote), the result is one of shock, anger, and fear. On the other side are people who bucked the odds, all the conventional wisdom, and supported their candidate to an extraordinary win.
Words can’t do enough to express the joy, the shock, the fear, the miracle, of Trump’s stunning win. But the nation’s newspapers are going try to help us all understand the magnitude and weight of Trump’s win, and that starts with their front pages. Here’s how newspapers across the United States depicted Donald Trump’s presidential win:
The Montgomery Advertiser: “Believe It.”
The Arizona Daily Sun: “Trump Elected in a Stunner”
The Los Angeles Times: “Stunning Trump Win”
The Denver Post: “It’s Trump”
The Washington Post: “Trump Triumphs”
The Tampa Bay Times: “It’s President Donald Trump”
The Press Journal: “Florida’s Choice”
The Des Moines Register: “He’s Hired”
The Times Picayune: “Trump Towers”
The Star Tribune: “Trump Wave”
The Winston-Salem Journal: “Election Shocker”
The New York Times: “Trump Triumphs”
The Wall Street Journal: “President Trump”
The Philadelphia Daily News: “I Can’t Look”
The Dallas Morning News: “Trump Triumphs”
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “Trump Wins”
Even though Clinton conceded early Wednesday morning, there are some papers that depicted the race as a cliffhanger. This was due to how long the race went on, and the logistics of getting a paper printed.
The San Francisco Chronicle: “Holding Our Breath”
The Chicago Tribune: “Cliffhanger”
And perhaps the most eerie front page goes to the Birmingham News, which had pre-written and laid out its front page anticipating a Hillary Clinton win: