humor as consolation

Mexico processes grief of Trump win by making memes

We Mexicans have a way of laughing and joking about tragedies. And President-elect Donald Trump is no exception.

In recent years, meme-making has become a Mexican national pastime of sorts. It’s a way for us to process world events while mocking them and potentially cope with something that many thought was an almost impossible scenario.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto getting ready to build the wall.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto getting ready to build the wall.

The Mexican Google searches read: "Price of shovels and cement"/"How much do they pay construction workers"/"How to build a wall"/"Tutorial to become a construction worker."

The Mexican Google searches read: "Price of shovels and cement"/"How much do they pay construction workers"/"How to build a wall"/"Tutorial to become a construction worker."

"Go to sleep, tomorrow we'll start building."

"Go to sleep, tomorrow we'll start building."

"Meanwhile in Russia..."

"Meanwhile in Russia..."

 

“Let’s start learning how to jump over walls, friends.”

“This is how you say ‘we already fucking lost’ in English.”

"Hillary won in Kentucky!," says Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. "But we still don't have the results for McDonalds, Taco Bell and Carl's Jr.

"Hillary won in Kentucky!," says Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. "But we still don't have the results for McDonalds, Taco Bell and Carl's Jr. " (Kentucky is what Mexicans call KFC)

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