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Anti-Trump social media users draw surprising comparison between 11/9 and 9/11

In the aftermath of heartbreak and crushing upset, people often look for signs, superstitions and conspiracies to hang their disappointment on. And on Wednesday, that’s precisely what happened regarding Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 election.

President-elect Trump delivered his acceptance speech in the early hours of November 9, 2016, a date which can be abbreviated as 11/9. If those numbers seem eerily familiar to you, you’re not alone. No sooner did Donald Trump finish his remarks than disappointed people on social media around the world began noting the numerical similarities between 11/9 and 9/11.

Of course, given that the September 11th attacks are widely considered the worst tragedy in American history, these comparisons are likely to offend many people. Nearly 3,000 innocent people lost their lives that day. 

Some liberals, however, seem to feel that’s the only way to adequately describe what they perceive as the catastrophic nature of what’s just occurred. 

With those tweets, new slogans were born.

Liberal documentary filmmaker Michael Moore got in on the action.

While social media is now full of these sacrosanct comparisons, some are cautioning people not to get so carried away that they lose sight of what an analogy like this really means. And as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both call New York home, that’s an insult they will no doubt take to heart.