Willow Smith’s Response to Election 2016? ‘November 9th’

November 8, 2016, was a day in American history that few will forget. Republican candidate Donald Trump, a businessman from New York, gained the victory over Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton, a veteran in politics, in the race for President of United States. Many were shocked and outraged that Trump secured a win over Clinton because of his campaign platform that some believed was fascist. Willow Smith was one of the thousands frustrated and took to her SoundCloud account to release a new song.

‘November 9th,’ is less than two minutes long but entails powerful lyrics that speaks directly to the listener. Willow was meticulous in selecting her words as she addressed women first. “Baby girl I know you’re tired,” she began. “Don’t let the world put out your fire/Take my hand and you will see/Sadness and anger aren’t everything.”

Smith did not leave out the men listening to her track.

“Baby boy don’t lose your sweetness

Don’t think your humanity equals weakness

Take my hand, and you shall see

Suppression and pain are not everything.”

‘November 9th’ had received more than 32,000 views on YouTube since its posting last month. Most listeners like what they hear, and dozens deem it as the best response to election results.

Several celebrities became vocal after learning of Donald Trump’s presidential victory. Lady Gaga stood outside of the businessman’s office building with a sign that read, “Love Trumps Hate” for several minutes after the results came in. The Pop singer wept in her vehicle before going home. Miley Cyrus also shed tears after hearing of the election’s outcome. It took the celebrity a moment to regain her composure and accept the results.

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Van Jones expressed the feelings of many best during his election night segment on CNN. “People have talked about a miracle ― I’m hearing about a nightmare,” he said. “You tell your kids, ‘Don’t be a bully.’ You tell your kids, ‘Don’t be a bigot.’ You tell your kids, ‘Do your homework and be prepared.’ Then you have this outcome, and you have people putting children to bed tonight, and they’re afraid of breakfast.”

President-elect Donald Trump earned 306 electoral college votes to Hillary Clintons 232 points. He is scheduled to take office on January 20, 2017.



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