Miley Cyrus Says She's Done Crying Over President-Elect Donald Trump: 'I Am Accepting and Hopeful'
By Desiree Murphy
No more tears for Miley Cyrus.
After crying over the results of the 2016 election, which declared Donald Trump the 45th President of the United States on Wednesday, the "Wrecking Ball" singer took to Instagram one day later to make a promise to herself to move forward and start "smiling."
"OK, so no more crying from me," Cyrus exclaimed in the video. "I am accepting and hopeful, inspired and smiling."
"Myself and [my foundation] Happy Hippie are putting education for young people at the very top of our list of priorities in honor, of course, of Hillary Clinton," she continued. "I am so excited to see what we can do together because we have made such an impact on the LGBTQ community fighting homelessness and injustice for everyone."
Cyrus also told her fans that "peace is what we need." "I love you all so much," she added. "We do need to be stronger together. Thank you, thank you for making a difference."
In her accompanying caption, the 23-year-old Tennessee native urged her followers to follow in her footsteps and take action.
"Many of us aren't sure what to do after the election, but now more than ever it's important for us to come together and take action to work for the America we want," she wrote. "That's why we're launching #HopefulHippies, and I'm asking you to get involved in your own community and make a commitment to the issues you care about, whether it's donating, volunteering or showing your support!"
"I'm starting off by pledging to education, and I'm excited Happy Hippie will now be supporting classroom projects and schools with DonorsChoose!!" she continued. "If you need ideas to get you started, check out HappyHippies.org to find local opportunities near you supporting the issues we care about. Share your pledge to take action in your community using #HopefulHippies."
"Can't wait to see yours," Cyrus concluded her post. "I'll be reposting some of my favorite ones! #strongertogether."
Cyrus, who was an outspoken Bernie Sanders supporter before heavily campaigning for Clinton, seemed to be in much happier spirits than her previous video, where she broke down in tears while telling fans why Clinton "deserved to be the first female president."
"I just wish that she had that opportunity, because she's fought for so long and because I believe her when she says she loves this country," Cyrus explained. "It's all she's ever done. She's given her life to make it better."
"But like Donald Trump so ironically claimed after his speech, he said, 'You can't always get what you want,'" she added. "And Happy Hippies, we adjust, and we accept everyone, who they are. And so, Donald Trump, I accept you. And it's hard to say, but I even accept you as president of the United States.'"