Texas Pols and Pundits React To Trump's Election Victory

Trump won the presidency last night.EXPAND
Trump won the presidency last night.
Mikel Galicia

The unexpected victory of Donald Trump's presidential campaign inspired politicians and pundits to take to Twitter.  

The Texas GOP, which has backed Trump fairly consistently even at the depths of his scandal-prone campaign, took a victory lap. Dallas GOP leader Phillip Huffines set the tone:

Primary rival and reluctant supporter  Sen. Ted Cruz sent his congratulations in the early hours:

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who has sued the federal government a score of times, Tweeted a statement. “Texans will now have a good friend in the White House," he said. "And for the first time since 2008, we won't have a White House that we have to constantly sue to protect the rights of Texans."

The Bush family is not known for its love of Trump, but Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush was a notable exception:  

Reports claim Dallas resident and former president George W. Bush didn't vote for president this year, but he did send congratulations to Trump (courtesy of CNN):

Trump surrogate and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller — who made headlines with an obscene Tweet about Hillary Clinton — is seemingly angling for a cabinet position as Secretary of Agriculture:

Steady supporter and pastor of First Baptist Dallas played up his personal connection:

Those who opposed Trump seemed quiet on social media. The Texas Democrats tweeted the results of a litany of races that they won, highlighting the fact that urban areas backed their candidates and the state appeared bluer this election, as Texas Democrats took four state House seats from Republicans:

Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks and a constant thorn in Trump's side, addressed the election directly:

City of Dallas Senior Public Information Officer Justin Snasel saw an upside for actor Alec Baldwin:

Singer and DFW native Demi Lovato, while not a pundit nor a politician, made waves with her social media message on election night, saying in a since-deleted tweet: "Sometimes you just have to agree to disagree and grab some pussy." The negative response prompted an apology:


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