Would-be pundits vent online
Manx residents joined the world in shock this morning, as they awoke to news that Donald Trump has been elected president of the USA.
The election has been defined by controversy - and the result has provoked a mixed response worldwide.
Leading the local reactions was Treasury minister Alf Cannan, who told Manx Radio he 'wasn't particularly surprised' at Trump's victory.
Political commentator Professor Ronald Barr described the process as 'one of the most divisive' in history.
Also weighing in on the debate were hundreds of Island social media users.
Many were rather displeased with the outcome:
The world appears to have been taken over by the sort of people who comment on news websites.— Richard Butt (@RichardRSButt) November 9, 2016
It's a new world, it's a new day. America what were you thinking? #USElection2016— Daphne Caine (@daffydowndilly) November 9, 2016
I feel sorry for comedians, real life is stealing all the good jokes— Kelly Foran (@KellyForan) November 9, 2016
While others were more at ease:
@MattJNewing not sure Mexicans will agree Matt ?— Jo Pack (@JoPack1) November 9, 2016
Anyone that believes the majority of the western world isn't leaning to the right should now wake up. People are fed up of PC left piffel— James Proudfoot (@IoMJP) November 9, 2016
Some couldn't care less:
The election makes so little difference to us— Saint Allison (@KrazyCenzie) November 9, 2016
But as ever, a few saw the funny side:
"Miss Cuskeran, we have the first ever orange President"— Danielle Cuskeran (@DCuskeran) November 9, 2016
(Flabbergasted year 7 pupil)
Dear American friends,— Dave Allen (@DaveA4282) November 9, 2016
I've got two spare rooms ?
Meanwhile, with the rest of the world in turmoil, here on the Isle of Man.... https://t.co/NInuFWEmVH— Laura (@Lozzerlou) November 9, 2016