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Cornell students host ‘cry in’ after Trump victory

Students at Cornell University on Wednesday hosted a “cry in” after Republican nominee Donald Trump won the presidential election.

{mosads}The students met outside and sat in a circle, where they expressed their sorrows about fears about an imminent Trump presidency.

“I’m quite terrified, honestly,” one of the students told a campus newspaper, as reported by The College Fix.

“It’s saying that people are really given into fear-mongering. They are willing to put people down based on their identity just so that they would feel vindicated that they would be getting rid of ‘Crooked Hillary.’”
 
During the event, the Cornell students sat on the ground, drank coffee and wrote their grievances on cardboard posters. Some students were also drawing in chalk on the pavement.
 
Another student said that a Trump victory was concerning because it validated the behavior of his supporters.
 
“I am concerned how this is validating the behavior of a lot of people,” she said. 
 
An older lady attending the event told the local paper that the result of the election was “a slap in the face” to many Americans.
 
“I’d say the results are heartbreaking and such a slap in the face to so many of the populations that make up America,” she said. “I think it’s also an indication that there and many many people who are suffering and feel that haven’t been heard and they believe that Trump will answer their needs.”
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