Celebrities React: Donald Trump Claims He Lost Popular Vote Due To Voter Fraud
Donald Trump claimed on Sunday that he only lost the popular vote because “millions of people” voted illegally in the 2016 election. Celebrities are now reacting on Twitter to the president-elect alleging voter fraud. See stars’ reactions below.
Trump was elected president after winning the Electoral College, but he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by more than 2 million ballots. The president-elect isn’t accepting those results, and tweeted on Sunday, “In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” He later added, “Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn’t the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!”
Chris Evans noted that Trump’s assertion comes “Without evidence,” and added, “U r the President Elect now. U must stop energizing lies. The time for campaign tactics is over. A leader must do better.” Evan Rachel Wood wrote, “(sigh) no, you did not win the popular vote. Just, shhhh…shhh…shh..” And Seth MacFarlane tweeted, “So now you’re saying the election WAS rigged? Man, I can’t keep up with your half-cocked theories. Let us know when you have a full cock.”
George Takei said, “Mr. Trump, there are millions more of us who opposed you than supported you. You aren’t winning any friends by trying to erase our votes.” Patton Oswalt retweeted Trump’s claim, and added, “54 days ’til this guy can kill people with flying robots. Man is it gonna be awkward after @realDonaldTrump’s sworn in & then someone looks into his Twitter past.” Meanwhile, Chrissy Teigen asked, “Who can protect us from our own president-elect???? We need a president of the world or something. Universe. Someone. Please help us.”
Billy Eichner offered, “Our President Elect is completely insane,” to which Judd Apatow responded, “I think that is the case & all of these people who think he is a disrupter don’t realize that his brain is what’s disrupted. Bad for us all.” Deepak Chopra expressed, “Do you realize that by saying millions voted illegally you are delegitimizing the election you won? #TrumpMeltdown.”
Josh Gad asked, “What will it take for Americans en masse to realize we have elected a sociopath? Answers welcome.” Meanwhile, Emily VanCamp retweeted Trump’s comment, and said, “This. I can’t even. #Recount2016.” And Andy Cohen wrote directly to the president-elect, “Sweetie. We beg you to step away from the Twitter.”