Today, America woke up knowing Donald Trump will serve as the 45th president of the United States. The results were fiercely divided between Trump and Hillary Clinton, prompting plenty of reaction from the internet. Chefs and restaurateurs chimed in, and here is what some of them had to say.
Sometime activist and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio put forth a question:
Big question now is who is going to emerge as the head the Democratic Party— Tom Colicchio (@tomcolicchio) November 9, 2016
While NYC-based chef Andrew Carmellini went dark:
This account is suspended until further notice— Andrew Carmellini (@andrecarmellini) November 9, 2016
I immigrated to this country in 1981. Grew up in Ohio, went to school in this country, etc. Today I feel MORE unwelcome than ever before.— Preeti Mistry (@chefpmistry) November 9, 2016
Here are some reactions from other chefs and restaurateurs from around the country:
North Korea never looked so good— Dave Chang (@davidchang) November 9, 2016
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."— dominique crenn (@dominiquecrenn) November 9, 2016
Aristotle Onassis… https://t.co/SGFPAG3BA5
Dear Earth,— Will Gilson (@wdgilson) November 9, 2016
Sorry we let you down.
Restaurants have always been a place built upon and created for, community. This account is going dark for a little while, but if you'd like to come into @townsmanboston to dine with us, drink with us, or cry with us, we'll be here. Let's come together, heal quickly and get to work. There's so much to do! I look forward to seeing you in the restaurant. #istillloveyouamerica
Andrés also shared posts from others — including George H. W. Bush and Jeb Bush — who expressed their well-wishes to the candidate and an appeal to move forward together.