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'The world is laughing at us': Trump rant ignites Twitter

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Twitter drives US election conversation

Social media provides an entertaining alternative to traditional US election commentary as tweets and memes steal the headlines.

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The billionaire property mogul Donald Trump delivered an extraordinary Twitter rant against Barack Obama after the president's election victory.

In a series of highly personal attacks, Mr Trump criticised the president's victory as a "total sham", a "travesty" and a "disaster for democracy".

Donald Trump ... Twitter comments drew condemnation.

Donald Trump ... Twitter comments drew condemnation.

The 66-year-old reality television performer used his Twitter site to call for a "revolution" of the American political system, including a rally in Washington DC. He made the attacks in nine messages to almost 1.9 million followers, moments after Mr Obama was declared the election winner.

This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!

Other posts were deleted.

"Well, back to the drawing board!" he wrote. "We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!

"Let's fight like hell and stop this disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us."

He said the election was a sham. "We are not a democracy," he wrote. "Our country is in serious trouble."

He went on to call for the termination of "ObamaCare", the health insurance reforms.

His comments provoked a heated response, with celebrities including Alec Baldwin leading a backlash from thousands of users.

Telegraph, London

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Twitter drives US election conversation (Thumbnail) Twitter drives US election conversation

Social media provides an entertaining alternative to traditional US election commentary as tweets and memes steal the headlines.

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