Celebrities played a huge part in the 2016 election, rallying support for candidates throughout their campaigns. Many, including Miley Cyrus, were vocal in their support for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who was defeated by Donald Trump early Wednesday.
After learning the official results of the presidential election, Cyrus took to social media to share a message with disappointed Clinton supporters. The singer noted that while it was not the outcome she nor they had hoped for, it is the fate of our nation for — at the very least — the next four years. The “Wrecking Ball” performer vowed to accept the results and urged other Americans to do the same.
Cyrus, 23, went on to ask that heading into his presidency, Trump open his heart and mind to the people of this nation. She called on him to be accepting of the many differing religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and values that the people of the United States posses. In closing, the award-winning musician thanked sitting President Barack Obama for all that he has done for America before asking that her followers to treat people “with love and respect.”
While the controversial songstress has accepted America’s fate, she has made no secret of the fact that she is not a fan of Trump nor his policies — at least, the few that he’s shared thus far. On Election Day, while she and the rest of the U.S. anxiously awaited the results, Cyrus shared a screenshot from a Washington Post article claiming that Trump was booed when entering his polling place. She made no comment on the Instagram post, instead just adding emojis with their tongues out. While she said nothing about her disdain for Trump in that particular post, Cyrus previously vowed to leave the U.S.
Cyrus wasn’t the only celebrity left reeling after Clinton’s shocking defeat. As the election results rolled in during the wee hours Wednesday, outspoken supporters of the first female Democratic nominee expressed feelings of fear, sadness and utter dismay. Some, including Katy Perry, called on those unhappy with Trump’s win to start a revolution, warning that we can not sit idly by and watch him enter the White House.
Trump was announced the projected winner of the 2016 presidential election shortly after 1 a.m. EST by multiple outlets, including the Associated Press. Nearly one hour later he took the stage to deliver a victory speech. In it, Trump praised Clinton for fighting the good fight every step of the way, sharing with supporters that she called him to congratulate him on his victory. Additionally, Trump said that he planned to look to her supporters for advice moving forward. His speech suggested that he hopes to unite the Republican and Democratic parties.