As controversial Republican Donald Trump edges closer to victory in the US Presidential Election, "Move to New Zealand" has begun to trend on Google. In the past week, the number of US-based internet users searching the phrase has jumped exponentially. According to Twitter trend tracker Trendsmap NZ, "terrifying" is now trending in New Zealand.
And according to developer James Macfie, related Google Trends queries for "Move to New Zealand" include "Places to move if Trump wins," and "New Zealand real estate."
'terrifying' is now trending in New Zealand https://t.co/NOOU6BkRSi— Trendsmap NZ (@TrendsNZ) November 9, 2016
Earlier British newspaper The Telegraph tweeted "Oh, America. People in the US increasingly search for 'end of the world' over the last few hours."
Related Google Trends queries for "Move to New Zealand" pic.twitter.com/cm9VY6aUf2— James Macfie (@jamesmacfie) November 9, 2016
While this Imgur user shared his plans for the evening:
i loved new zealand. how are things down there?— BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (@BRIANMBENDIS) November 9, 2016