What prominent Torontonians are saying about Donald Trump’s win

What prominent Torontonians are saying about Donald Trump’s win

You may have heard that the U.S. just elected itself a new president. While roughly 49 per cent of that country celebrates Donald Trump’s victory, Toronto’s political and cultural elite are, by and large, not so jubilant. Here’s what some of them had to say.

Justin Trudeau took a conciliatory approach:

On Metro Morning, premier Kathleen Wynne was willing to cop to a moderate amount of despair:

Matt Galloway, who had to wake up at 3 a.m. to interview Wynne, is on his last legs:

David Frum (who wrote speeches for George W. Bush) seems to be coping with the help of black humour:

Restaurateur Jen Agg maybe needs to see a doctor:

Councillor Norm Kelly isn’t one to let a perfectly good meme go to waste:

The Sun’s Sue-Ann Levy is ready to ascend to a higher echelon of hard-right punditry:

Margaret Atwood tweeted some cold comfort from Oxford:

Nick Kouvalis, the architect of Rob Ford’s 2010 mayoral victory, is evidently still not tired of being proven right:

Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany was pretty much the only major Canadian entertainment figure willing to weigh in on Twitter last night (the world waits with bated breath for Don Cherry’s take):

Activist and journalist Desmond Cole reminds us that Canada isn’t above this sort of thing, either:

And, right on cue, Conservative leadership hopeful Kellie Leitch reminds us of the same thing: