It was a night of mixed emotions on Tuesday as the neck-in-neck presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton played out live. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, the GOP candidate pulled ahead and was finally declared the next President of the United States.
Trump addressed his voters and the American public in a live press conference, saying that his opponent, Clinton, had called him to concede. Clinton did not publicly address the American people following the results, sending her staffers home.
With his family by his side, Trump thanked the American people for their votes and asked for unity moving forward.
“To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people,” he told the crowd. “To be really historic, we have to do a great job. I look very much forward to being your president.”
Across the country and the world, celebrities expressed their strong reactions to Trump’s upset on social media.
Here are some of their responses:
Theme for 2020:— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 9, 2016
MAKE THE WHITE HOUSE GREAT AGAIN
Goodnight, America. There are no more words. Just goodnight.— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 9, 2016
I feel like Mufasa just died again. So sad, Scar has taken over the pride lands. #beprepared— Todrick Hall (@todrick) November 9, 2016
I went to sleep early. Woke up to this. To my fellow humans outside of the US. We don't want this. And we are heartbroken.— christina applegate (@1capplegate) November 9, 2016
I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. 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 Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But...It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment
A true American Horror Story— Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) November 9, 2016
Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University.— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 9, 2016
I'm an American citizen First. Last. Always.— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 9, 2016
You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters.— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 9, 2016
I truly hope that people keep their eyes open as we, the greatest democracy on the planet, crumbles. Maybe next time they'll choose better.— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) November 9, 2016
Dear world. I apologize. We are all speechless.— Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) November 9, 2016
It appears a large portion of the populace is willing chose an incompetent man over an extremely competent woman.— Holland Taylor (@HollandTaylor) November 9, 2016
Anyone wanna build a snowman?— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) November 9, 2016
Um, America?— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 9, 2016
My heart is broken— Marcia Cross (@ReallyMarcia) November 9, 2016
I refuse believe Donald Trump was born in this country.— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 9, 2016
Never in 15 years of living In this country have I ever felt afraid to look like I do. #immigrant— Kunal Nayyar (@kunalnayyar) November 9, 2016
Know your values, keep your head high, stand strong... we're in this together. ❤️🇺🇸— Kris Jenner (@KrisJenner) November 9, 2016
Congratulations @realDonaldTrump for your stunning victory over your opponent! Looking forward to making AMERICA great again!— Steven Seagal (@sseagalofficial) November 9, 2016
Go through all stages tonight.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016
You are allowed to feel however you like.
Take stock of your heart.
See you tomorrow.
We are all still here.
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 don't even know what to say.— Matt McGorry (@MattMcGorry) November 9, 2016
This is an embarrassing night for America. We've let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We've let a bully set our course. I'm devastated.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016
I will not kneel. I will continue to fight for equality. I will spread love. I will be a warrior of education & kindness. I will NOT kneel.— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) November 9, 2016
The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny and hatred. https://t.co/VF6NePPySm— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
A New Fire Is Lit 🔥 We Never Give Up. 🔥We Never Give In' 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/CM4PAnR1nj— Madonna (@Madonna) November 9, 2016
Just was watching the news... maybe they'll ask me to sing 'You Can't Always Get What You Want' at the inauguration, ha!— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) November 9, 2016
I can't sleep. What is this nightmare we have to face? How could we allow this to happen? What does America represent anymore?— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) November 9, 2016
People r angry. People r broke. They voted 4 change. I disagree but that is 🇺🇸. We can. ACCEPTANCE today. COURAGE, change, ACTION tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/XzXtulHvHT— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) November 9, 2016
Woke up feeling like I'd had a nightmare. Then started crying again. Mantra: I am not alone, we are not alone.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 9, 2016
Retweet if you want a recount— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) November 9, 2016