Donald Trump is the US President Elect and many people are yet to accept the reality. One of them, probably, is The Vampire Diaries’ star Ian Somerhalder. Days before the voting, the actor had said in an interview to Variety that he may not want to stay in the US if Trump won.
Calling the Trump vs Hillary Clinton election “the most important election in human history,” he had said, “I don’t know if I would actually want to stay here. It’s extreme, but I love this country. I want nothing but the best for this country.” A passionate environmentalist, he had slammed Trump for calling climate change a hoax created by the Chinese.
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“That’s not me playing up American exceptionalism. It has to do everything with our foreign policy and our understanding of the environment. Any person that potentially has the position of being President of the United States who thinks climate disruption is a hoax created by the Chinese doesn’t deserve to be in that seat. It’s just a simple fact,” he had said.
The actor, who has never shied away from supporting Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, had tweeted before the elections that he wished to wake up to the news of Clinton becoming the US President.
Good night beautiful world… I hope my country does the right thing tomorrow and puts @HillaryClinton in the White House-so we can breathe
— Ian Somerhalder (@iansomerhalder) November 8, 2016
Calling the prospect of Trump becoming President scary, Somerhalder continued: “I think about the America I could potentially be raising my children in, and I don’t know. I don’t know if I would actually want to stay here. It’s extreme, but I love this country. I want nothing but the best for this country.”
Earlier, he had also tweeted about his views on Trump. “If you elect Trump this CONTINUES UNTOUCHED!From Halloween to Election Day, abnormally warm weather to dominate U.S,” he had written.
Ian hasn’t tweeted post the elections result and it will be interesting to see how he reacts to the news.