Celebrities React: Morning After Donald Trump Elected President
It’s the morning after Donald Trump was elected president, and, understandably, celebrities are still reacting to the outcome. See more stars’ reaction tweets below.
Around 2:30 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, hours after the polls had closed on Tuesday, it was determined Trump had won the election, defeating Democratic Hillary Clinton. Trump gave a victory speech to enthusiastic supporters, revealing Clinton had called him to formally concede. Many celebrities on Twitter reacted with horror and sadness.
And, well, a few hours later, they still are. Lindsay Lohan actually said, “Retweet if you want a recount.” Olivia Wilde had one word: “Gutted.” Big Sean wrote, “I can’t believe it….” Arsenio Hall admitted, “[I] had a bad dream. Woke up, went back to sleep and I had the same nightmare again. It has to be a dream, Trump could not have won this?”
To President and Michelle Obama, Chelsea Handler offered, “My condolences to the President and First Lady. We will keep aiming high. We may not have you honored you this time, but we will honor you.” Stephen King gave a Twitter farewell, announcing, “No more book recommendations, politics, or amusing dog pictures for the immediate future. I’m shutting down.” Offline, Andy Cohen observed, “Lots of crying children today.”
On Instagram, Melissa Joan Hart posted, “Waking up this morning feeling low and scared but ready to move forward and be done with this, the ugliest and most divisive election in history. Let’s move forward with love and pray that God has a plan for our country to heal and grow.” Back on Twitter, Brandi Glanville said, “I’m moving to Canada.” Snooki, however, wondered, “Wait, are all those celebs really moving to Canada now?”
“I will not kneel. I will continue to fight for equality,” tweeted Sarah Hyland. “I will spread love. I will be a warrior of education & kindness. I will NOT kneel.” Connie Britton wrote, “Today and going forward we must be kinder than ever. And fight like lions. Our true American & human values are now a humanitarian effort.” Alyssa Milano said to followers, “If anyone in Los Angeles is organizing a march/protest please let me know.”
Kris Jenner wrote in one of several tweets, “This is the beginning of a new chapter for our country, and together we must embrace it so that we can move forward as one.” Ron Howard stated, “So….there we have it, country men and women.” Star Jones confessed, “I get #fivestagesofgrief. #Denial last night. #Anger this morning. #Depression & #Bargaining to come…but #Acceptance…#imwithher still!”
“I am not scared – i am sad – for all of us – for humanity,” Rosie O’Donnell wrote to a follower. Taran Killam, who on election night had called Trump supporters and rural voters “stupid,” now said, “In the light of day, I’m embarrassed for making thoughtless and mean statements. I was wrong. I’m sorry.” Kerry Washington pointed out, “OLIVIA POPE is trending. But Olivia Pope is not real. Whats real is the need for love today. LOVE yourself. Take CARE of you & your loved 1s.”
Tom Bergeron commented, “Worth remembering today for those of us whose candidate lost: how we act in defeat tells more about our character than how we act in victory.” Josh Gad shared, “Sending the world #warmhugs today. Got a feeling we all need them.” Anna Kendrick remarked, “Woke up feeling like I’d had a nightmare. Then started crying again. Mantra: I am not alone, we are not alone.” James Van Der Beek noted, “Well… the sun still came up today. That’s a start.”
“I am scared. I will fight. Trump will not crush my spirit. Hope fuels the fire in my belly to seek the change I want to see in this country,” tweeted Gabrielle Union. Emmy Rossum candidly shared, “This morning still sad. I was looking forward to the next 4 yrs. To having a child, maybe a daughter, under the first female president. I wanted to tell her she could achieve anything she wanted. That she would win if she led with kindness. Not to make fun of people. Or bully.”
Ryan Seacrest asked, “Anyone else running on two hours of sleep after last night’s coverage?” Ryan Reynolds wrote, “I watched Frozen without my two year old this morning. Despair reveals itself in many forms.” Sophia Bush posted, “The tears have come. I haven’t slept in 28 hours and the tears have come. And I’m just so sorry. For all of us. Truly. Time to get to work.”
Lin-Manuel Miranda tweeted, “‘This too shall pass.’-My mom. And she’s never been wrong about it.” Bryan Cranston also maturely said, “Although shocked and disappointed by the outcome, I hope the pres-elect will work to unify our wounded country. I sincerely wish him success.”
Seth MacFarlane argued, “A climate-denying, anti-equality, anti-reproductive rights establishment has been installed, so yes, we’re allowed our online meltdowns.” Rob Schneider said, “May God’s infinite grace bestow on our new President the wisdom and kindness to move us beyond the vitriol and ugliness that divides us.” He then added, “Don’t worry, Bruce Springsteen! This wasn’t a rejection of YOU! Well, maybe Beyonce.”
On the (far) more positive side, Danica Patrick posted, “Was a crazy night! I look forward to @realDonaldTrump #MakeAmericaGreatAgain! Don’t we all want America to be great?! Stay positive Mercia!” Gossip Cop will have updates.