Over the past year, several celebrities and public figures said that they would move out of the country if Donald Trump won the election. As the official vote counts have already come in, it looks like these famous people better start packing and we can’t wait to see them go.
Amy Schumer, Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson and other celebrities have all stated their discontent at a Trump presidency and have jokingly stated with serious intent that they will all be moving to Canada if Hillary Clinton was not elected as the first female president.
We should all remind these stars of their promises to move. After all, we have a country to fix and anybody not willing to get behind our new president doesn’t deserve to call themselves an American.
R&B superstar Ne-Yo once threatened to leave the country if Donald Trump became president. A TMZ camera guy caught up with the singer at the LAX airport in October of 2016. During the brief interview, he tells the camera guy, “I already told you what I’m doing if he becomes president. I am moving to Canada. Straight away. Me and Drake gon [sic] be neighbors if Donald Trump becomes president.”
The star of “Breaking Bad”, Bryan Cranston said in an interview on “The Bestseller Experiment” podcast said that he would “Absolutely…definitely move” if Donald Trump won the election. He said, “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.” Wow, was he wrong!
Comedian Chelsea Handler said, “I did buy a house in another country just in case, so all of these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t, I will leave the country.”
Samuel L. Jackson
During a “Hateful Eight Ball” segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in December of last year, Jimmy asks the magic eight ball, which is voiced by a “psychic” Samuel L. Jackson, “Will Donald Trump be our next president?” to which he replies, “If that [expletive] becomes president, I’ll move my black [expletive] to South Africa.”
In a tweet to another user in June of 2015, Cher proudly announced that she is moving to another planet. Cher tweeted, “If he were to be elected, I’m moving to Jupiter.”
The vulgar and not-so-funny comedian Amy Schumer has never been shy about expressing her hate for Trump. She sat down with Emily Maitlis of BBC Newsnight and said, “I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere. … It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s too crazy,”
Lena Dunham, star of the sitcom “Girls”, has said she’s also leaving if Donald Trump wins the presidential election. “I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” Dunham said about moving to Canada if Trump wins. “I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.”
Cher is not the only one planning to escape Earth if Trump wins. Former “The Daily Show” host Jon Stewart said, “I would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers.”
Barbra Streisand is not excited about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency. The world-renowned famous singer was extremely vocal on the issue during an appearance on Australia’s “60 Minutes,” saying she “Can’t believe it. I’m either coming to your country, if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”
Singer Miley Cyrus once posted on Instagram a photo of Donald Trump, with the caption “Donald Trump is a [explicit] nightmare.” In a separate series of Instagram posts, the pornographic singer says “…Honestly [explicit] this [explicit] I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!” which is accompanied by an image of Trump posing with hunters.
At a Center for American Progress event last February, Al Sharpton said he is “reserving” his “ticket” just in case Donald Trump wins. “If Donald Trump is the nominee … I’m also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins. Only because he’d probably have me deported anyhow.”
These public figures aren’t the only ones who said they would leave the country after Donald Trump won, but let me be the first to say to them and anyone else who can’t accept Trump as their president, “Bye Felisha!”