United States women’s national team star Alex Morgan was among the notable athletes to react to the presidential election news on social media.
The 2020 presidential election was called on Saturday morning. Several media outlets confirmed that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have the needed 270-plus electoral college votes. Biden and Harris are now president and vice president-elect, respectively.
Morgan took to Twitter shortly after the news was announced.
“Our President and VP!!!!” she tweeted. Her tweet has since been retweeted more than 27,000 times and liked nearly 150,000 times in less than 24 hours.
Our President and VP!!!! pic.twitter.com/hNp3UUiv5o
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) November 7, 2020
It was a big day overall for Morgan, who appeared in her first professional game since giving birth to her daughter.
Morgan, 31, made her Tottenham debut in the Women’s Super League. She was part of a 1-1 tie against Reading on Saturday. Morgan came on as a substitute 69 minutes into the contest.
“It just feels good to get back on the field for the first time in over a year so happy about that,” Morgan said after Saturday’s game. “Obviously not too happy about the result but I just had to start to get some minutes and build from there.
“I felt like there was definitely a lot more sprints than in training. I’ll get used to it pretty quickly.
“I’m looking forward to getting into more of the game to settle into it more.
“I think my fitness is getting back there. It’s just going to take some time. I’m going to have to get game time to get match fit.”