By Amanda Wicks

Everyone from Katy Perry to Snoop Dogg has been sharing their reactions to the 2016 presidential election on social media. Macklemore tweeted a lengthy statement early today (November 9th) about the long road ahead.

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“I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight,” he wrote, explaining how he, like many across the United States, had gathered before his television to watch the results come in. “My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli’s and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton (sic) become the first female president of the United States of America. But…It didn’t happen.”

When he saw the turn the night was taking, he put his daughter to bed. Macklemore continued, “But now, as I’m laying next to her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don’t. I don’t have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But I what I do have control over is where I go from here.”

He detailed how he has control over what he teaches his daughter, spreading messages of unity, equality and empowerment. He added the most important message was, “That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder.”

Macklemore concluded, “I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment.”


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