Donald Trump Celebrity Opponents: What Famous Hillary Clinton Supporters Are Now Saying
Celebrities who opposed a Donald Trump presidency are now trying to reconcile with the fact that he is the president-elect. See what some anti-Trump stars are saying now after Hillary Clinton lost the election.
Lady Gaga: The pop star joined Clinton at an election eve event, and made no secret of her alliegance on social media. Following Trump’s victory, she stood in silent protest outside Trump Tower in New York, holding a “Love Trumps Hate” sign. “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness #LoveTrumpsHate He divided us so carelessly. Let’s take care now of each other,” she posted on Instagram afterward. Gaga, who also shared resource numbers for the LGBTQ community, tweeted Wednesday night, “The chaos in USA is the result of Trump’s irresponsible campaigning. He is not a role model, look at this mess he created.”
Katy Perry: The singer was one of Clinton’s earliest celebrity supporters for the 2016 election, participating in multiple campaign events, including the Democratic National Convention and a rally earlier this week. After Trump’s win, Perry wrote in a series of all-cap tweets, “WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. THE REVOLUTION IS COMING. RISE UP. POWER TO THE PEOPLE.” She went on to post, “Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us” and, quoting Clinton’s concession speech, “Fight for what is RIGHT.” She also encouraged the growing anti-Trump marches, tweeting, “PEACEFULLY PROTEST.”
Miley Cyrus: “The Voice” coach (pictured above) was among the stars who said she’d “move” if Trump was elected. Originally a Bernie Sanders supporter, the former child star later joined Clinton’s campaign and went door to door on a college campus to encourage voting. On Wednesday, she posted a video on Twitter and Facebook showing her candid and emotional reaction to Clinton’s loss. Though she previously called Trump “villainous,” she now said while crying, “Donald Trump I accept you.” She further wrote on Instagram, “If we want Donald Trump to accept us …. We must be accepting towards his presidency & his promise to ‘unify’ our country and ‘make America great.'”
Robert De Niro: In a video released in October, the actor called Trump a “punk,” “dog,” “pig,” “con” and “bullsh*t artist.” He went on, “He talks how he wants to punch people in the face. Well, I’d like to punch him in the face.” The clip won praise from a number of fellow celebs as it circulated online. But during an appearance on Wednesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the host asked, “Are you still going to punch Donald Trump in the face? Because you can now get arrested for that, I think.” A clearly unhappy De Niro replied, “I can’t do that now. He’s the president.”
Chelsea Handler: The comedienne mocked Trump on Twitter throughout his campaign, and also did so on her Netflix series, “Chelsea.” But in the post-election episode released at midnight on Thursday, the host openly cried about the results. “Sorry, I hate f*cking crying on camera,” she said, trying to wave the tears away. She admitted “really” wanting to move to Spain “right now,” but is instead opting to use her “voice.” Along the same lines, she also tweeted, “Yesterday, my staff reminded me that platforms and voices like mine are needed more than ever; leaving the country is quitting. #keepfightin.”
Amy Schumer: The comedic actress, who attended Clinton’s would-be victory party on Tuesday night, said in at least two interviews before the election that she’d leave the country if Trump won the presidency. But on Instagram Wednesday, Schumer insisted the comments were made “in jest.” She argued, “Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser.” The star went on to call Trump voters “weak,” and said of her support for Clinton, “People asked how much I was paid to stand with her. Nothing. None of us were paid a dollar.”
John Legend: The singer and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, frequently called out Trump on Twitter throughout the election season. The couple campaigned for Clinton in Nevada, and Legend played a concert in her honor in Ohio. Now following Trump’s win, he noted in a tweet, “Never before have so many Americans been asked to accept a President who specifically targeted them with hate and suspicion.” And on Wednesday night, Legend posted a lengthy Instagram message, where he acknowledged,”These are the election results and all of us will have to learn to deal with it. I will not give up though. I will continue to be aware and vigilant. I will continue to speak out for justice.”
Rosie O’Donnell: Trump’s contentious history with the actress and comedienne goes back years, but O’Donnell was dragged into the election when he slammed her during the first presidential debate in September. Both before and after that, O’Donnell repeatedly insisted to fans and critics on Twitter, “He will never be president.” But now that he, in fact, will be, the former “View” host has been retweeting the hateful messages she’s received since the election. O’Donnell has responded to a number of them, and is shooting down claims that she said she would move if Trump was elected. She also quoted Gloria Steinem as saying, “I’m not going to disobey the law but I’m not going to pretend he represents me,” and added, “As i always i will follow her lead -thx G.”
As Gossip Cop reported, late night hosts reacted to Trump as president on their shows Wednesday night. Those who have yet to comment include Jay Z and Beyonce, who held a free “get out the vote” concert in Clinton’s honor just days before the election, as well as Lena Dunham, who was at both the DNC and Tuesday’s election night event.