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Names like Bryan Cranston, Miley Cyrus and Barbara Streisand had made it loud and clear that they would move out of the Unites States if Donald Trump got elected as the 45th President of the nation and now that their worst nightmare has come true, we take a look at their reactions.
1. Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston had said he hoped he didn’t have to pack his bags, but would “definitely move” if Trump won. “Absolutely, I would definitely move. It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t,” the actor had said in an interview.
Naturally upset with the election outcome, Cranston took to Twitter to write, “Although shocked and disappointed by the outcome, I hope the pres-elect will work to unify our wounded country. I sincerely wish him success.”
Although shocked and disappointed by the outcome, I hope the pres-elect will work to unify our wounded country. I sincerely wish him success
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) November 9, 2016
2. Pop star Miley Cyrus had posted on Instagram in March that she was unbelievably scared and sad about the prospect of Trump winning the election. “I am moving if he is president. I don’t say things I don’t mean!” she had said in a video. In a new video posted on her Twitter page, Cyrus is seen profusely crying and saying that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton deserved to be the US President.
“So, probably like most people—well, maybe not, because given the result—maybe I really am different and maybe a lot of people that I’m surrounded by think with open minds and open hearts like I do. And I do want to say that I’ve been very vocal for my support for everyone besides Donald Trump. Heavily supported Bernie. Heavily supported Hillary. And I still think that in her lifetime she deserves to be the first female president, and that’s what makes me so sad,” Cryus says in the clip.
The singer said though it is hurtful to accept his win, she wants to be hopeful about the future. “I just wish that she had that opportunity. because she fought for so long and because I believe her when she says that she loves this country. This is all she’s ever done. She’s given her life to make it better. But, like Donald Trump so ironically played after his speech, it said, ‘You can’t always get what you want.’ And happy hippies, we adjust and we accept everyone for who they are. And so Donald Trump, I accept you,” she said. “And this hurts to say, but I even accept you as the President of the United States, and that’s fine…because I think now I want to be hopeful,” the young star continues.
See her message here:
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 9, 2016
3. Actress Barbara Streisand, a vocal Clinton supporter, had told Australia’s “60 Minutes”, “I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.” Shocked at Trump’s win, she yesterday tweeted, “Words cannot express how I feel right now.”
Words cannot express how I feel right now.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 9, 2016
4. Comdienne Chelsea Handler had said that she already made contingency plans months ago. “I did buy a house in another country just in case. So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country,” the comedian and talk show host said during an appearance on “Live with Kelly and Michael” in May.
Finding it difficult to come to terms with Trump’s win, Handler tweeted, “My condolences to the President and First Lady. We will keep aiming high. We may not have you honoured you this time, but we will honor you. I didn’t think I would be able to do my show today, but then I saw @hrc give her concession speech, and I thought, let’s really honour her.”
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.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 9, 2016
I didn’t think I would be able to do my show today, but then I saw @hrc give her concession speech, and I thought, let’s really honor her.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 10, 2016
5. Actor Lena Dunham had told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver.” The star and creator of HBO’s “Girls” has been a vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee. Dunham has been quiet since the election result.
6. Actor Samuel L Jackson had slammed Trump for running a “hate”-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he won. “I’m moving my black ass to South Africa,” the movie star had quipped to Jimmy Kimmel. He is yet to publicly react to Trump’s win.
7. Singer Cher had tweeted this summer that if Trump got elected she would move to Jupiter! Post the elections result, she tweeted, “World will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.🚽will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 Him. U Can’t Polish.”
world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young.🚽will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 Him.
U Can’t Polish 💩
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
8. Singer Ne-Yo said last month that he’d move to Canada and be neighbors with fellow R&B singer Drake if the country elected Trump. Ne-Yo was seen re-tweeting anti-Trump posts on Twitter yesterday after the Republican nominee was elected.
9. Neve Campbell, an actress on the political drama House of Cards, had vowed to move back home to Canada.
10. Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart had said he would consider “getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers” if the real estate mogul wins.
11. Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the The View, had said on an episode of the talk show earlier this year that if the country elects Trump, “maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”
12. Keegan-Michael Key had said he would flee north to Canada. “It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” the comedian said in January. “That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy too.”