Voluntary sector reacts to Trump victory in US election

Figures from the voluntary sector have come out in force to register their despair about Donald Trump's success in the US presidential election

Debra Allcock Tyler, chief executive of the Directory of Social Change, said "the US has elected its most dangerous leader. We all have plenty to fear", and posted this image of the Statue of Liberty:

Liberty's woes were also expressed by Kim Shutler-Jones, chief executive of the Cellar Trust:

Their thoughts were echoed by others, including Lesley-Anne Alexander, the former chief executive of the RNIB, who had been in the US working on the election campaign and hoping for a Clinton victory. Before she boarded her flight back to the UK, she tweeted: 

However, she was met with the result she hadn't hoped for when she touched down:

Reacting to a comment by Alastair Campbell, former Number 10 director of communications, who said "what a world we have become", charity communications expert Zoe Amar stressed the impact this would all have on the charity sector:

And Joe Jenkins, director of fundraising and supporter engagement at the Children's Society, turned to one of America's best-loved comedians for comfort – of sorts:

The social investment expert David Floyd claimed a previously unreported reason for the outcome:

Former shadow charities minister Anna Turley turned her sights on the interim leader of Ukip, Nigel Farage, who had been a cheerleader for Trump during the campaign, claiming he was not a patriot:

The current incumbent of the shadow post, Steve Reed, was clear in his concern about the result:

Finally, charity consultant Matthew Sherrington tried to find some hope in the victory speech from the new 45th President of the United States...

...but he quickly gave up:

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