Donald Trump officially stumped the world by winning the presidential election on Tuesday, November 8. The shock upset forced Newsweek’s partner Topix Media Lab to issue a statement on Wednesday, November 9, recalling the magazine’s premature copies which had a cover celebrating Hillary Clinton’s presidency.
The magazine explained via Twitter ahead of the polls that “two special edition covers for the 2016 election outcomes were produced by a Newsweek licensee, Topix Media” ahead of the unpredicted poll results.
The company — like the rest of the world — anticipated that Clinton would take office and shipped Clinton’s “Madam President” cover to stores early instead of Trump’s issue.
“Like everybody else, we got it wrong,” Tony Romando, CEO of Topix Media Lab, told the New York Post on Wednesday.
According to the site, the company is now rushing to print Trump’s cover.
As reported by Us, the controversial businessman defeated predicted winner Clinton after securing the key swing states Florida, Ohio and North Carolina, denying the former secretary of state a path to victory. The upset has left the country divided. Most recently the internet started campaigning for first lady Michelle Obama to run for the White House in 2020.
Clinton has since urged supporters to accept Trump as president, arguing we are stronger together.
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