Just hours away from the 2016 Presidential Election results, it's hard to grasp that after today it will all be finally over. Months ...
Just hours away from the 2016 Presidential Election results, it's hard to grasp that after today it will all be finally over. Months of intense debating, vicious verbal sparing, and even bloody protester brawls have left the country in scramble, and everyone is ready to breath a sigh of relief once November 8th passes. However, despite all the hair-pulling and name calling, there have been undeniably some iconic and epic moments that have come from this 2016 election. From appearances on Saturday Night Live and Jimmy Fallon, to the GOP bloodbath between Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Donald Trump, there's a lot to look back on when it comes to remembering this lengthy election process.
The Most Iconic Moments From the 2016 Election
The YouTube Edits
Many supporters for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took to YouTube to promote their candidate, in a remarkably interesting way. In May, Aryan Wisdom posted a video of Donald Trump's head photoshopped onto the body of vicious spartan warrior Daxos. Originally played by actor Andrew Pleavin, Wisdom used some editing skills to make an epic remix of the spartan 300, of which should Trump kicking Obama into the infamous pit, leading an army into a brutal hand-to-hand bloodbath, and even roasting Marco Rubio and other GOP candidates. No matter if you support Clinton or Trump, there's no denying the incredible magnitude this video takes. Watch it below:
This edit took the internet by storm, gathering over two million views and 52,000+ likes. Wisdom continued making more edits, including The Trumpinator, which presented 70-year old Donald Trump as the Terminator, hunting down Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio and John Kasich and ensuing in a shootout at a bar.
Perhaps one of the most brutal edits come from El Donde, who put together a "Mad Max" edit featuring Donald Trump and numerous GOP candidates battling it out in style on the desert roads. Even Bernie Sanders made an appearance!
These pro-Trump videos are just too epic to avoid, but Clinton supporters soon took notice of the lack of these edits in favor of their candidate, so they garnished some of their own. For example, the same editor El Donde voice some under-hand support for Clinton in his edit Rogue Trump: A Republican Story Trailer (Parody):
Hillary Clinton's Whip, Nae Nae, Dab ... and "Hot Sauce" Comments
Hate it or love it, or even call it racial appropriation, Hillary Clinton's appearance on The Ellen Show was one of the most memorable moments from her campaign. Clinton hits the whip, nae nae ... then even the dab. Watch it below:
We're not going to comment what we think about this event, because it seems as if the internet is split 50/50 on deciding if this interview was good or bad. But it doesn't end there for Hillary Clinton and her reference to black culture and music. In April, she gave an interview with The Breakfast Club and was asked "what is one thing you always carry with you?". Her answer left millions in shock. "Hot sauce" she said, a direct reference to Beyonce's song "Formation", where she says "I got hot sauce in my bag". The reaction from The Breakfast Club was extremely awkward, launching thousands of memes to be made off the interview. Watch the video below:
Saturday Night Live's Cold Open became notorious for their depictions of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, from debate nights to rally's, both Republicans and Democrats shared a good amount of laughs. Watch some here:
Trump even made an appearance on SNL, with a unique monologue:
And so did Hillary in "Bar Talk", featuring pop-star Miley Cryus:
The "Donald" Interviews
Jimmy Fallon made history on his late night show introducing his "Donald" character, that was actually Fallon himself painted in orange tint and thrown in an over sized suit, accompanied with a signature red-tie. From the mannerisms to his voice, Fallon nailed his Trump impression -- something that both Republicans and Democrats can both appreciate in good humor:
And he even got Trump on the show himself, to interview himself, or Fallon, or... well, you get it:
Third Party Recognition
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This election has left us with a lot of memories, some good and more bad. However, whatever your political opinions are, one thing that is being appreciated across the nation that it is just hours from being over.
By Michael Marsh