Celebrities celebrate Biden win over Trump
Some of President Trump’s most outspoken Hollywood critics cheered on his election defeat, moments after Joe Biden was declared the 46th commander in chief.
Multiple news outlets called the race for Biden on Saturday, after the former vice president won a series of close contests in battleground states.
Many anti-Trump stars appeared to rejoice in the news.
Congratulations to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris! Thank you for choosing to serve your country during these challenging times. pic.twitter.com/PEEPFexKFF
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 7, 2020
. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen. ❤️ nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA ❤️ pic.twitter.com/uXiMTWs6Hk
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 7, 2020
I’m actually a little bit shaky with relief. Nothing has made me feel sustained anxiety & dismay for this long other than loved ones being seriously ill. That’s how this felt, except the sick loved one was America & I feel like we just got the news that she’s going to recover ❤️ pic.twitter.com/3DoHtBrUtT
— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 7, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers player LeBron James tweeted an altered image of Biden dunking on Trump.
— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 7, 2020
“Scandal’s” Kerry Washington, who hosted part of the Democratic National Convention in August, joined the chorus of performers lauding Biden’s win.
The people have spoken! Thank you to everyone who used your vote and your voice to make history. PRESIDENT Joe Biden and VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/EdWQc5rpYD
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 7, 2020
Comedian Kathy Griffin, who days earlier had reposted a controversial photo of herself holding a prop meant to look like Trump’s severed head, called the president “nothing.”
CNN JUST CALLED IT
JOE BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS ARE THE NEW PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!
Trump is nothing. Nothing at all.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 7, 2020
“Crazy Rich Asians” actor Ken Jeong and “A Few Good Men” director Rob Reiner marked Trump’s election loss with references to the 1939 classic film, “The Wizard of Oz.”
— Ken Jeong (@kenjeong) November 7, 2020
Ding Dong the Witch is dead.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 6, 2020
Samantha Bee, host of “Full Frontal,” said she was “celebrating” Trump’s loss with a video produced four years ago:
Dreams DO come true! We made this back in 2016 but couldn’t use it. We’re so excited to finally celebrate with you @ananavarro @katiecouric @larrywilmore @pattonoswalt @StephenAtHome @VanJones68 @thenewsoncnbc @greggutfeld! pic.twitter.com/TqQu5fPlbX
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) November 7, 2020
Author Stephen King, who once said Trump was “scarier” than his novels, expressed his satisfaction with the race being called for Biden.
Sometimes…the good guys win.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 7, 2020
Other stars took to social media to root on the president-elect and denounce Trump, even as the president said Saturday that he refused to accept Biden’s victory and vowed to fight the election results in court.
The world is in the hands of someone civil and compassionate.
Now it’s time to clean up the environment, provide quality education and health services to all. We all have to do our part, but the groundwork is laid.
Now a little dance with my kids to celebrate! pic.twitter.com/xyWnaZrXqk
— Shakira (@shakira) November 7, 2020
Been waiting to say this since November 8, 2016 ♀️: pic.twitter.com/8HutuAHkev
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 7, 2020
CONGRATULATIONS FELLOW AMERICANS!! TRUMP DEFEATED!!
Now we must defeat that which gave us Trump.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) November 7, 2020
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 7, 2020