Last night was a very stressful night for America and its citizens! Many took to social media as they watched media outlets announce Donald Trump’s win over the country, naming him the 45th president of the United States. It was shocking news to many, particularly given late polls suggesting former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would win the presidency. However, the mogul/reality star, who had no previous government or military experience, pulled ahead and secured the election early Wednesday (Nov. 9). Where did we go wrong? Although Trump faced controversy after controversy throughout his entire campaign, people didn’t care what he said. It’s almost as if his fame took flight and won this election. A sad reality for the United States of America. On the other hand, Hillary Clinton fought a good fight despite all of the obstacles facing her. Unfortunately, America wasn’t ready for all of the baggage that followed.
Many celebrities responded to the news with a sense of emotion. “I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight,” wrote Seattle rapper Macklemore. “I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli’s and hold her, watching Hillary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But…It didn’t happen,” he wrote on Instagram.
Others celebrities like Janelle Monae were simply saddened by the news. “Once again America has continued to FAIL WOMEN, MINORITIES, MUSLIMS, & IMMIGRANTS, LGBTQ, this is so disgusting,” she wrote. T.I. wished he could have done more to prevent Trump’s win. “I swear on my life,” he wrote. “If I could’ve done more I would’ve. We all deserve better. We just gotta live through this & prepare ourselves for what’s next.”
This morning Lady Gaga hit the streets to protest Donald Trump’s presidential elect. The singer staged a lone, silent protest outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan in the early morning hours on Wednesday (November 9). “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where #LoveTrumpsHate,” the chart-topping diva tweeted, along with a black and white photo of herself standing on the side of a sanitation truck while holding a “love trumps hate” sign.
Although joy was a rare emotion among rappers and R&B singers, Azealia Banks — a longtime Trump supporter — was delighted. “I’m fucking proud as FUCK of you,” Banks wrote. “One for being a gemini, two for being from NYC, three for winning the presidency and four for beating the media. The last part is your biggest victory in my eyes and I must say that I am TRULY inspired by this and feel deep amounts of vindication.”
For his part, Trump ended the night by claiming to want unity in this country. “Such a beautiful and important evening,” he tweeted. “The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before.”
[Update] It’s been two days since Donald Trump won the election for the 45th president of the United States. Here’s an update of the celebrities who spoke out about the polls and Donald Trump’s win.