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In the early morning hours Wednesday, Democrat Hillary Clinton conceded the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Republican Donald Trump. Based on most poll predictions from major news outlets in the week leading up to Election Day, this was a stunning result.

Athletes, although not fixtures of the White House or Capitol Building, have a powerful reach thanks to their loyal fans. Select athletes took to social media Tuesday night and Wednesday morning to express an opinion on election results. Consistent with the voting results, the sports world expressed mixed reaction to Trump's victory. Some expressed sadness, some joy, some ambivalence and some comedy.

Let's take a look.

These athletes expressed negativity toward the Election Night outcome:

Enes Kanter:


Dwyane Wade:


DeMarcus Cousins:


Joakim Noah:


Frank Kaminksy


Justin Tuck


Ricky Rubio:


Allen Robinson


Lance Moore


Vincent Kompany:


J.R. Smith:


Stephen Curry (referencing this):


These athletes took to social media to celebrate Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States:

Joe Theismann:


Jake Arrieta:


John Daly:


Trevor Bauer:


Jacob Tamme:


Dillon Gee:


Natalie Gulbis:


#greatestpoliticalupset #trumppence.

A photo posted by Natalie Gulbis (@nataliegulbis) on

Jose Canseco:


A group of level-headed individuals showed a moderate view for the country's future:

Jim Irsay:


Jennie Finch:


Garrett Temple:


Willie Bloomquist:


Evan Turner:


Vernon Wells:


Mark Cuban:


LeBron James shared mixed feelings as he offered the encouraging words from the perspective of a father -- "Don't lose a bit of faith!" -- while choosing a cut from Kendrick Lamar's "Alright," which features NSFW lyrics and an angry vibe, as his musical inspiration.


As I woke up today looking and searching for answers on what has happened this song hit it right on the head! If we continue the faith(as hard as it may be to do so) we will BE ALRIGHT!! Parents and leaders of our children please let them know they can still change the world for the better! Don't lose a bit of faith! They're our future and we must remain stronger than ever!! Yes we all wanna lace up the boots, put on the hard hats and strike but that's not the answer. Love, genuine LOVE and FAITH will be the only thing that can get us through this. Minorities and Women in all please know that this isn't the end, it's just a very challenging obstacle that we will overcome!! The man above will never put something in our paths that we can handle no matter how difficult it may feel/be! To all the youth out there I PROMISE I'll continue to lead u guys every single day without no hesitation!! Time to educate and even more mold my children into being the greatest model citizens they can become in life! They will continue the legacy beyond life! Lastly, Even if whos now in office doesn't, Know that I LOVE YOU'LL!!!

A video posted by LeBron James (@kingjames) on

And a team of admirable athletes gave America a string of jokes:

Joel Embiid:


Huston Street:


Chris Betts:


Osi Umenyiora:


Javi Martinez:


Vontae Davis:


Kevin Seraphin:


Patrick Patterson:


Norman Powell:


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