Celebrities react to Donald Trump’s election win

Chris EvansIn a shocking victory, Republican Donald Trump has officially been elected President of the United States.

The 70-year-old real estate mogul upset Democrat Hillary Clinton, 69, for the win.

When all ballots were tallied, Donald had secured 306 electoral votes while Hillary had garnered 232. A total of 270 is required to take the election.

Donald may have earned the majority of America’s support, but he is far from having Hollywood’s backing.

Several stars — including Mandy Moore, Captain America Chris Evans and Seth MacFarlane — expressed their surprise, disappointment, fear and grief as the reality of Donald’s victory began to sink in. Others — such as Jesse Williams and Mark Ruffalo — chose to share words of hope and optimism for the future.

Although most celebrities endorsed the #ImWithHer hashtag to demonstrate their support of Hillary, Donald has fans in Hollywood too. Stephen Baldwin, Stacey Dash and Steven Seagal, among others, Tweeted out their satisfaction once the Republican’s triumph had been confirmed.

Take a look the various celebrity reactions below.

Whose post do you most align with? What are your thoughts on the election results? Let us know. ~Matthew Pariselli

Share this article:

Comments & Discussion

  1. CDubya • November 9, 2016 @ 1:24 PM

    Wow you shouldn’t mix religion and politics, but the bible-belt pushed this win. Promoting a man who’s been married 3 times, racist, sexist, hatemonger into office. Way to go middle America. Yep, he shares the values you hold dear apparently.

  2. Lee • November 9, 2016 @ 1:37 PM

    Hollywood……Morons out of touch
    We the people have spoken and You can leave the USA anytime You like !!

  3. Kris • November 9, 2016 @ 2:12 PM

    We’ll see how happy America is in 4 years……

  4. Katie22 • November 9, 2016 @ 4:00 PM

    Kirstie Alley is a Trump supporter?! What a disaster.
    I completely side with Hollywood. The results are tragic and shameful.

  5. AJ87 • November 9, 2016 @ 6:16 PM

    No way America has any hope left with this idiot in charge…..America truly will be Hell on earth now. Even Nixon was better then this damn idiot…And that is saying something.

  6. Natalia • November 10, 2016 @ 11:30 AM

    Listen to all you whiny celebrities…which of you think they are making any real change and can do a better job than your President Elect. Are you all just jealous that another celebrity has real power now and are just personally afraid for yourselves for trying to sabotage the man. A President does not work alone and works with a team of qualified individuals and advisors! The way a candidate acts during a campaign when fighting against all odds is not a reflection of how they will act as your President.

    If you want to leave the U.S. – rethink Canada Eh! The majority of us don’t want or need your kind!
    Go to Mexico, see how things work out for you there…Huh!

  7. Sandra • November 10, 2016 @ 12:50 PM

    I am Canadian. Build your Wall on our border first. Not to keep us out … but to contain your vitriol and intent.

  8. Snapper101 • November 10, 2016 @ 1:15 PM

    So let me get this straight instead you want a career politician that has nothing but scandals following her theoughout her career, who has no accomplishment to her name for a life in politics, who continued the Middle East fiasco leading to uncountable deaths, fattened her bank account with Middle East money while in office, her so called foundation fleeced Haiti out of billions of dollars, had an unprotected server which without a doubt was hacked by foreign governments and should have been charged minimally under the espionage act – yes, your vote was well placed

  9. Jude • November 10, 2016 @ 1:23 PM

    Oh Natalia, and everyone like her, Trump has never listened to an advisor his entire life, much less taken their advice. What makes you think he’s going to start now? You’re much too gullible, if you believe he doesn’t think he knows he’s right and his advisor’s are wrong.
    By the way, what makes you think we Canadians want a mass exodus of Americans immigrating here?
    The way a candidate acts during a campaign is exactly how he’ll act as president, because he got away with acting that way once before (in his case,all his life). Once a pig, always a pig, in the sexist way he is.
    He will surround himself with people who only say yes to him.
    You can always hope he doesn’t make it to the end of his first term. You’ve done it before, you can impeach him.
    It’s a shame many Americans don’t know their own history. Here’s hoping they smarten up and stop voting for whoever has the most media presence, whether good or bad.

  10. Rhonda • November 10, 2016 @ 1:33 PM

    Snapper101 you know your facts. It is difficult for Hollywood to understand the average person. They are the hatemongers with their nasty comments. If anyone said these things about Obama they would be called a racist. Hollywood and Hillary are one and the same. They better understand that when they insult President Trump they are insulting millions of hard working Americans. The same ones who put them where they are.

  11. lise • November 10, 2016 @ 1:37 PM

    May God help America and its people. They will need God’s help. That people of America has voted to have this type of man as its leader has shocked the entire world.

  12. JJM • November 10, 2016 @ 2:06 PM

    Donald Trump is president. Hail HYDRA!!

  13. Peggy • November 10, 2016 @ 2:22 PM

    Yes Sandra!………….
    Even I could do a better job than the President Elect. The way he acted during the campaign was disgusting. His behaviour is indicative of his morals and character as a person. It’s impossible to separate the person from the way he performs his job. The only thing that MAY save America will be the teams of qualified advisors he chooses. I fear for the United States. I fear for the rest of the world as well. When he takes over the government in January we will all be thrust into a very uncertain future compliments of the President Elect. I can’t even say his name. He is……….there are no words!

  14. Lana • November 10, 2016 @ 2:55 PM

    How did Trump even started presidential race? How did he get so far? I still can’t believe that man is president. I agree with comment above how he won’t listen anyone. He has no clue about running country. No one who runs for president can’t talk the way he does-0 class.If he wants all refugees out they will all flee to Canada.
    I PRAY for all that he does good and God help US.

  15. Kat • November 10, 2016 @ 3:49 PM

    So funny(and sad) reading some of these trump supporter posts. Especially that some Americans say that America is going to be “great” again. How do you figure? Electing a celebrity with no political knowledge and no class is going to fix everything? If you mean starting wars, then yes maybe. Trumps solution will be to start war with everyone who doesn’t agree with the US, and to build a wall. (which by the way, will never actually happen). Sorry for you USA and that you fell victim to the “uneducated white” vote. (is that a banjo I hear playing?) Hope your 4 years goes by quickly and without too much distress.

  16. LaBeef • November 10, 2016 @ 4:54 PM

    HOW DID THIS HAPPEN

  17. Bob • November 10, 2016 @ 7:11 PM

    Not even 24 hrs and already thousands of US citizens loudly protesting against this man as their president. Can’t wait to see what will happen tomorrow. God help us all.

  18. Jennifer Periard • November 11, 2016 @ 2:54 AM

    Way to go Jude!!! You said it all. I woke up the next morning afraid and dumbfounded. The American people actually just voted in a racist, bigot, chauvinistic idiot who likes and believes in war. He thinks he knows more about ISIS than the generals???? He’s just going to bomb them all??
    It was good to see so many protests against Trump, hard to believe.
    Some people commented on Hillary’s alleged scandals….Hello!!!, do you even know anything about Donald Trump? How many times has he declared bankruptcy? There goes America’s strong economy. The other nations are already pulling their funds and running for the hills.

    I know some people wanted a change, bring America back he says…so he wants slavery, depression and white supremacy??? What the hell else did you think he meant?
    In this case, the devil you know should have been clearly the safest way to go.
    I’m praying for America and the rest of the world. God help us.

  19. Gene • November 11, 2016 @ 12:58 PM

    Interesting how the left accuses Trump for having no political background, which is true; I’ll give them that but neither do any of these celebrities. Yet, we listen to them. I mean, that’s why Hillary had them support her, right? At least this ‘celebrity with no political background’ was VOTED IN via democratic process. The American people have spoken. If Lady Gaga or Seth McFarlane wants to run for 2020 and see how many people will listen to them then be my guest.

  20. Ted • November 11, 2016 @ 2:23 PM

    Name one wealthy celebrity that doesn’t look for loopholes in which to avoid paying taxes??? Is Donald Trump so bad because he is good at this. Look at this from another perspective, his vast knowledge of finances can be great for the economy as for one example, he can weed out all the celebrities with hidden accounts all over the world. The main reason celebrities endorse so many charities are for tax breaks, isn’t it and to appeal to certain people for protection from tax evasion.

    To the celebrities against trump, why don’t you just stop the hatemongering yourselves and do what you are paid to do,
    ENTERTAIN US!!!

  21. A Proud Canadian • November 12, 2016 @ 7:04 AM

    The Antichrist has arrived and he is the President Elect of the USA! God help us all!

  22. Ellie • November 12, 2016 @ 9:43 PM

    I am concerned that no one is addressing the one TOPIC that to me is most important of all- climate change. Apparently Trump says it is all a fallacy and plans to expand the production of fossil fuels and reduce the restrictions currently imposed on factory emissions.To all of you who have children and grandchildren it is time to consider what effect Trump’s policies will have on the environment- more devastating floods, more droughts, dry conditions leading to widespread fires. WHY ARE YOU NOT CONCERNED about such catastrophic occurrences ?

  23. Wanda • November 12, 2016 @ 11:00 PM

    The Bible says…. We are to obey governmental authorities, and the government is to treat us justly and fairly. … The authorities that exist have been established by God. … In America it says…. In God We Trust .. so why aren’t some of the American’s following this.
    I am Canadian and I believe that God has place Donald Trump for a reason. A lot of his words were twisted and a lot of the words should not have been said. So let the sinless cast the first stone. We all say things we shouldn’t say and we must forgive. Give Trump a chance. He seems to be doing well since he won. Just pray for him. I like Jennifer who says to stop rioting and love your neighbours. We are neighbours and I love Canadians and Americans.

  24. Jim • November 13, 2016 @ 1:33 AM

    Typical Hollywood Trash who think they rule. This is a democracy and there are other Americans who do not live in Hollywood and Hobnob with the Elite in Washington who also have the right to vote. The protestors are nothing bu a bunch of Hoodlums (Democrat Hoodlums) who didn’t get what they wanted and like of spoiled brats are out looting, vandalizing, shooting people who didn’t vote like they did. Shame on all of them EDUCATED, UNIVERSITY INTELLECTUALS as the Media called Hilary’s gang. The uneducated, uncollaged, middle class American the media is saying voted for Trump is showing they are classier than the so called Elite.
    Bunch of sore losers who thought they could call the election. Their egos are so inflated it is pathetic.
    The people wants these so called rich Elites who have been stealing from us past 60 years gone. Time for Brexit and Trump !!! Be sad, suck it up, it is a democracy, however the US looks like a 3rd world country now, and the Hollywood Actors/Actresses inciting a mob to destroy, unbelievable, they should be thrown out of the States, they all said they would leave if Trump got in, well I say LEAVE. Go to Syria or Afghanistan, you won’t riot there.
    One of many reasons Hilary lost is having Hollywood trash on her platform.

  25. Jim • November 13, 2016 @ 6:58 PM

    I am waiting to see the exodus of Hollywood stars???? leaving the US. Don’t go to Canada, they don’t want you.
    Go to the Middle East, Mexico, China, Iran etc. Won’t be able to incite a riot there or vandalize, shoot people who don’t think like you. Since you don’t agree with the majority of Americans who voted in Mr Trump and are threatning to leave GO GO GO , you must be against Democracy. Just stay out of any country that is a Democracy!!!!
    Jennifer Lawrence and others inciting violence, you don’t see them on the streets with their signs. They can only pen words no guts to join the paid hoodlums.

  26. Jim • November 13, 2016 @ 7:01 PM

    By the way who is Chris Evans?? Must think he can change the election. Sour Grapes Suck it up. its a Democracy!!!!!! you and all the other Hollywood egotistic rubble.

Join The Conversation:

Similar Articles

Trending Articles

Current Poll

  • Which TIFF film are you most looking forward to this fall?

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

You Might Also Like


Close Menu