To state that Donald Trump’s tenure as President of the United States has been a tumultuous one so far would surely be an understatement. Amidst his controversial election campaign, numerous celebrities spoke against the Republican candidate yet some even vowed to flee the country had he won. Here are the 15 celebrities who promised to leave America if Trump was elected:
15. Samuel L. Jackson
Never afraid to speak his mind, veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson made it clear before the 2016 United States general elections that he will definitely be leaving if Donald Trump turns up as the winner.
“If that mother****** becomes president, I’m moving my black a** to South Africa,”
said Jackson. Of course, the actor never moved out of America and has kept himself engaged in his acting career.
14. Miley Cyrus
“My heart is broken into a 100000 pieces. I am moving if [Donald Trump] is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”
said Miley Cyrus. The pop star did not stand by her words after all. Following Trump’s victory, she tweeted a video in which she proclaimed that she accepts Trump as the President.
13. Al Sharpton
Unlike the rest of the entries in the list, Reverend Al Sharpton actually had a solid political career. He has competed for the American Presidency twice and served as the White House adviser during Barack Obama’s tenure as President.
While expressing his dissatisfaction with Donald Trump, Sharpton said,
“If Donald Trump is the nominee, I’m open to support anyone, while I’m also reserving my ticket out of here if he wins.”
12. Whoopi Goldberg
It seemed that comedian Whoopi Goldberg was dead serious about moving out of America amidst Trump’s presidential campaign.
“Maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”
After Trump’s shocking victory, Goldberg lambasted the President.
“Whatever you believe no child should be afraid that their parents are going to be taken away because they are Muslim or because they are Mexican or because they are Black … and that to me is an issue,”
11. Stephen King
Even the “King of Horror” has a few phobias as Stephen King revealed that the thought of Trump Presidency scares him the most. The American author had been considering moving to Canada before the 2016 United States presidential election since it was near his home in Bangor, Maine.
As Trump was elected President, King did not provide any update regarding his possible relocation to Canada and his publisher declined to comment on the matter as well.
10. Chelsea Handler
Not only did Chelsea Handler vowed that she would be leaving America if Trump wins, but she also revealed that she already owns a house in Spain and would depart right after the elections if she has to.
“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,”
said Handler. Despite the guarantee, she decided to stay in America.
“Yesterday, my staff reminded me that platforms and voices like mine are needed more than ever; leaving the country is quitting,”
she tweeted following Trump’s Presidential victory.
9. Armie Hammer
The American actor openly expressed his disdain for Donald Trump and stated that if the latter wins, he would move to the Caribbean and start a jet ski rental business.
So, did he switch his career after Trump became the President of the United States? No! Hammer continues to stay in America and is actively busy in his acting commitments.
8. Lena Dunham
The staunch Hilary Clinton supporter also jumped on the bandwagon when everyone had been claiming that they would move to Canada if Trump wins the election.
“I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver,”
Shocked like everyone else when Trump won, Lena Dunham was demanded by several social media users that she stands by her words and move out of America. The actress promptly broke her silence and addressed the situation.
“For those demanding I move to Canada based on something I said when this man seemed like a steak salesman with a long shot at the presidency: stay busy reveling in your new regime,”
“I will go many places during my lifetime, surrounded by kindreds on a mission to spread justice and light.”