Celebrities react to Donald Trump’s election success

A supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton watches and waits at her election night rally in New York

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States as his inauguration has been scheduled for Friday 20 January 2017.

The Republican was mocked for his controversial statements which include:

  • Building a wall between US and Mexico
  • Banning Muslims from entering the U.S.
  • Bombing the hell out of ISIS
  • And withholding funds on planned parenthood.

While critics had expected the outlined policies to work against his political ambition, Trump’s unguarded public rants and the events that followed at the polls today may have changed the course of history for politicians.

US President-elect Donald Trump

Donald Trump, a man who was adjudged to be the world’s most hated politician, is now an embodiment of “success”.

The Republican’s breakthrough will now serve as a lesson to many who believe it’s impossible to go against the status quo in politics.

As celebrities express their fears, pain and disappointment, Ariana Grande has tweeted to express her feelings since Donald Trump was elected President of the US.

MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden Featuring: Ariana Grande

The “Dangerous Woman” hitmaker thinks the outlook for America is “terrifying”. She posted a message to her 42.6million followers after fears were confirmed that Hillary Clinton has conceded.

“florida pls … well this is utterly terrifying … I am in tears,” she wrote.

I am in tears

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016

Here’s what other celebrities are tweeting:

Canadian national flag

While Kanye West and Miley Cyrus have since contacted real estate agents in their plans to buy houses and relocate to Canada, other celebrities are busy expressing themselves on social media.

Singer Cher wrote that the “world will never be the same” if Donald Trump wins, and later added: “Sad for the young. Will never be more than the toilet.”

Lady Gaga called for hope, writing: “Say a prayer America.”

Sabby Dhalu, co-convener of the Stand up to Racism group, said: “Donald Trump used the oldest trick in the book – he stirred up fear and racism in the context of a stagnant economy and the resulting fall in living standards – to mobilise a vote for him.

“The danger now is racists across the globe feel emboldened by Donald Trump’s victory and racism and sexism become normalised through the most powerful figure in the world.

“We call on anti-racists and all progressives to join us tonight outside the US Embassy.”

Another Brit, Lily Allen, tweeted that neighbouring Canada had “better build a wall”.

Reports confirm that the website for Canadian citizenship applications crashed last night as thousands of Americans logged on for a possible move to the country.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane also tweeted: “I truly cannot visualize the rambling, incoherent creature I saw at the debates now addressing the nation from the Oval Office.”

The positive element from all this is that we can no longer pretend that we are free of racism & sexism. The question is, what do we do now?

Ex-American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson said: “I have never been more nervous/scared in my life.”

2 thoughts on “Celebrities react to Donald Trump’s election success

  1. I have never been as heartbroken as I am today, but I find solace in those of us who remain unyielding in our fight against the existence of racism, sexism and general malevolence. Racists and other extremists across the globe may be feeling emboldened right now, but so are we. Thank you for a great post, my prayers go out to everyone.