“Me voting in 2016 vs. 2018” meme reminds us who we’ve become since Trump was elected


On Nov. 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected as president of the United States. Since Trump’s entered the White House, we’ve witnessed a lot: the #MeToo movement, migrant family separations, bans on Muslim people from entering the United States, racist comments toward African nations, foolhardy decisions ignoring climate change and an eyebrow-raising bromance with Kanye West.

It’s been a long two years.

Two Novembers later and the midterm elections are upon us, where a potentially record number of voters will show up to make their voices heard. Many of those who voted in 2016, though, are markedly different now — the current political climate has changed them, and the internet has been responding accordingly.

Here are a few of the funniest 2016 vs. 2018 memes.

Wakanda for a couple years

Beyoncé saw few lemons to turn to lemonade

The Handmaid’s Tale, 2018 election edition

From Prince Harry to Gritty from Philly

Mic copy chief Ali Killian is a less happy version of Gritty this Election Day

Leonardo DiCaprio has seen some things since 2016

Mic alumnus Cooper Fleishman used to be so happy

X-men’s Jean Grey has entered full-on phoenix mode in prep of Election Day 2018

Guy Fieri in 2018 is now worried for this election

Macaulay Culkin has become Willem DaFoe since the 2016 election

Make sure to vote this Election Day.

Nov. 6, 2018, 3:20 p.m.: This post has been updated.