Donald Trump Twitter Reactions: George Takei's Response Is A Lesson In Dignity

'We may have not prevailed, but we must not despair.'

George Takei has given a powerful lesson on dignity in defeat following Donald Trump’s shock victory in the US election on Wednesday.

The ‘Star Trek’ actor encouraged people not to despair after Hillary Clinton’s loss, and to stand up against “dark or divisive acts”.

Thousands have shared his words online, as his comments struck a chord among those left devastated by Trump’s surprise win.

The actor joined JK Rowling, Guardian columnist Owen Jones, Green MP Caroline Lucas and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in appealing for calm and inspiring action following Trump’s win.

Rowling pleaded for people to “stick up for the vulnerable”.

Jones said Trump’s win was a “wake up call for progressives”.

Sturgeon encouraged louder advocacy of the “values we hold dear”.

And Lucas said people “must not mourn”, but organise.