"Not my President," they chanted. "Not today."
In response to Trump's victory, a shocking win fueled by the rural roar of a dismayed white America, tens of thousands in at least 25 US cities -- including New York and Nashville, Chicago and Cleveland, San Francisco and Seattle -- shouted anti-Trump slogans, started fires, and held candlelight vigils to mourn the result.
Many of those demonstrations continued early Thursday morning and led to dozens of arrests.
"People are furious, not just at the results of the election, but the rhetoric of Donald Trump," Ahmed Kanna, an organizer for Social Alternative Berkeley, told CNN's Don Lemon.
In New York, authorities estimated that as many as 5,000 people protested the real estate mogul's victory outside Trump Tower. They included pop star Lady Gaga, a staunch Clinton supporter.
Their concerns ranged from policies, such as his proposed plan to build a wall along the US-Mexican border, to the polarizing tenor of his campaign that stoked xenophobic fears.
My first thought when seeing this last night was "I certainly hope all of those people voted."
Because these days it seems much easier to get people to show up for a rally or a protest, than it is to get them to turn up at a polling place.
If they did, then good for them in taking their disgust in our electoral process to the streets.
And I agree with them.
Donald Trump won the electoral vote, but he lost the popular vote by hundreds of thousands of votes (Update: Sorry, I am now learning that the number is a million or more).
We did not choose him to be our president, the system did.
And it was not alone.
Wikileaks, Vladimir Putin, and our own FBI, chose him to be our president.
And I don't know about you, but they DON'T get to make that choice for me.
So count as me as firmly with the #Notmypresident crowd.
Because he's not, and he never will be.