With polls having ended in the United States and Donald Trump
winning the elections, several celebrities should be packing their bags
Prior to the elections, a number of celebrities had suggested they
would not reside in the US should Hillary Clinton lose.
Mr Trump eventually won with 58,586,221 votes and had 289 electoral
colleges in his support.
Mrs Clinton managed 58,371,527 votes with only 218 electoral colleges
in her favour.
Here are 16 of Hollywood’s best likely to move out of US as a result of
1. Samuel L. Jackson
The veteran actor accused Trump of running a “hate-filled” campaign
in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
“If that motherf*cker becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to
South Africa,” he later told Jimmy Kimmel.
The R&B singer said he’d be moving to Canada “straight away” if
“Me and Drake gonna be neighbours if Donald Trump becomes
president,” the singer told TMZ in October.
3. Whoopi Goldberg
The comedian and The View co-host has repeatedly trashed Trump on
the ABC daytime talk show.
“Listen, he can be whatever party he wants to be,” she said, during an
episode in January. “What he can’t be is he can’t be the guy that says:
‘It’s your fault stuff isn’t working.’ That’s not the president I want.
Find a way to make stuff work.
“Maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go,” she
4. Barbra Streisand
“I can’t believe it. I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in,
or Canada,” the singer told 60 Minutes in an interview in August.
Streisand has been a vocal supporter of Clinton’s candidacy, and
appeared at a high-profile fundraiser for the candidate in New York
City earlier this year.
5. Miley Cyrus
The young pop star said she would “move out da country” if Trump,
whom she called a “f*cking nightmare” were to win the election.
6. Bryan Cranston
“I would definitely move. It’s not real to me that that would happen. I
hope to God it won’t,” Cranston said in October of the possibility of a
Trump victory. The Breaking Bad star suggested he would take a
permanent vacation to Vancouver.
7. Lena Dunham
The Girls star said there was a “100 percent chance” she would pick up
and move to Canada if Trump prevailed on Election Day.
“I love Canada. I think that it’s a great place, and there’s an area in
Vancouver that I find beautiful and appealing, and I can conduct
business from there,” the actress and Clinton surrogate said.
8. Amy Schumer
The comedian and Trainwreck actress said Spain would be her
destination of choice if Trump won the presidency.
“My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish,”
Schumer said in an appearance on the BBC’s Newsnight in September.
“Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my
comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”
9. Jon Stewart
The former Daily Show funnyman may want to connect with billionaire
space pioneer Elon Musk if Trump wins; he told People magazine last
year that he would consider “getting in a rocket and going to another
planet, because clearly this planet’s gone bonkers”.
10. Chelsea Handler
The comedian and talk show host said she had already made a
contingency plan in the event of a Trump win.
“I did buy a house in another country just in case,” Handler said in an
interview on ABC’s Live with Kelly and Michael in May. “So all these
people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually
will leave that country.”
11. Neve Campbell
The Scream and House of Cards actress said she would move back to
her native Canada if Trump won the election.
“They see someone off the cuff and broad, and they think, ‘ok, that’s
the voice we need, just someone honest,’” Campbell told the
Huffington Post of the motivation behind the Republican candidate’s
support. “But his honesty is terrifying.”
12. Keegan-Michael Key
The Key and Peele star also said he’d flee north to Canada in the event
of a Trump presidency.
“It’s like, 10 minutes from Detroit,” the comedian told TMZ in January.
“That’s where I’m from; my mom lives there. It’d make her happy
13. George Lopez
“If he wins, he won’t have to worry about immigration. We’ll all go
back,” the Latino comedian and TV star told TMZ shortly after Trump
announced his candidacy in 2015.
14. Rev. Al Sharpton
The civil rights activist told attendees at a Center for American
Progress event in February that he would be looking for flight
reservations if Clinton did not triumph on Election Day.
“I’m also reserving my ticket to get out of here if he wins. Only
because he’d probably have me deported anyhow,” Sharpton said.
The former View co-host and Disney Channel star is probably already
on a flight out. During a February episode of the talk show, the actress
said she would move to Canada “if any Republican gets nominated”.
The same goes for pop icon Cher, who wrote on Twitter that she would
be moving to Jupiter if Trump won. The Believe singer has appeared
with Hillary Clinton at campaign events this year.