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People Are Wondering How They Will Explain The Trump Victory To Kids

"What do we tell our kids in the morning?"

Last updated on November 9, 2016, at 2:45 a.m. ET

Posted on November 9, 2016, at 1:02 a.m. ET

Leading up to the election, many Clinton voters celebrated the historic moment with the kids in their lives.


Many parents even took their daughters with them to the polls to vote for her.

On this historic #ElectionDay so proud to take my daughter to #Vote in her 1st #PresidentialElection in our beloved…

"When I get big, I can be president?" this daughter asked.

After helping me vote, my daughter asked, "When I get big, I can be president?" Thanks, @HillaryClinton, for showin…

Now, parents are wondering what to tell their kids in the morning.

What do we tell our kids in the morning?

Some are advising teachers, another main source of support, to be extra kind tomorrow.

Teachers, you're going to have kids in your classrooms tomorrow who are petrified. Please be a safe place for them.

People are simply and sadly expressing their worry. "But most of all, I'm devastated for the queer youth, the young women, the POC kids who will have to come of age in this presidency," said one.

but most of all i’m devastated for the queer youth, the young women, the POC kids who will have to come of age in this presidency.

Many parents have dark predictions for Trump's America.

Better get my kids birth certificates laminated so the can wear them around their necks every day...

And others noted how parents will be explaining this victory for years to come.

I have to explain this to my kids in the morning. And for at least 4 years thereafter.

But others invoked America's youth as a rallying cry. "If Trump wins," this person tweeted, "we can't give up..."

If trump wins we can't give up. There were still be, like, queer kids in Alabama who need us.

A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.