It was a night of mixed emotions on Tuesday as the neck-in-neck presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton played out live. In the early morning hours of Wednesday, the GOP candidate pulled ahead and was finally declared the next President of the United States.
Trump addressed his voters and the American public in a live press conference, saying that his opponent, Clinton, had called him to concede. Clinton did not publicly address the American people following the results, sending her staffers home.
With his family by his side, Trump thanked the American people for their votes and asked for unity moving forward.
"To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people," he told the crowd. "To be really historic, we have to do a great job. I look very much forward to being your president."
Across the country and the world, celebrities expressed their strong reactions to Trump's upset on social media.
Here are some of their responses:
Theme for 2020:
MAKE THE WHITE HOUSE GREAT AGAIN — ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 9, 2016
Goodnight, America. There are no more words. Just goodnight. — Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 9, 2016
I went to sleep early. Woke up to this. To my fellow humans outside of the US. We don't want this. And we are heartbroken. — christina applegate (@1capplegate) November 9, 2016
I am disappointed, shocked and shaken at my core by what has transpired tonight. I gathered around the TV with my family and loved ones, ready to celebrate history being made. My daughter had this little blue dress on. I was ready to pop the Martinelli's and hold her, watching Hilary Clinton become the first female president of the United States of America. But...It didn't happen. I had a sick feeling in my gut, riddled with anxiety as the polls started coming in. After hours of a growing pit in my stomach, it was over. I left the TV, grabbed my daughter and took her to bed. But now, as I'm laying next to my her as she sleeps, I remember. Remember what I have control over and what I don't. I don't have control over Donald Trump becoming president. That has been decided. But what I do have control over is where I go from here. I will teach my daughter to love. All people, regardless of the color of their skin, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or where their birth certificate says they're from. I will teach her how important it is to be an advocate for humanity. Not just the portion of humanity that benefits her. I will teach her non violent communication. That in the face of hatred we must love each other even harder. Not give in. Not get discouraged or feel like our progress in the past is void. Keeping fighting for all of us, with an emphasis on those that and have been the most affected by systemic oppression. I will teach her that when she is silent during moments of injustice, she is siding with the oppressor. I will teach her that walls divide people, and by their nature cannot bring us closer. And that just because someone holds the most powerful position in the world, does not make that person right, just or fair. Donald Trump is not raising my daughter. I am. I get to encourage and nurture her to be who she wants to be. Teach her that her voice and actions can change the world. Teach her that she can do anything that a man can do. And one day, even become president of the United States of America. I have work to do. It starts now. And that work is the only thing bringing me peace at the moment
A true American Horror Story — Cheyenne Jackson (@cheyennejackson) November 9, 2016
Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us. — KATY PERRY (@katyperry) November 9, 2016
I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University. — John Legend (@johnlegend) November 9, 2016
I'm an American citizen First. Last. Always. — Mark Cuban (@mcuban) November 9, 2016
You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters. — Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 9, 2016
I truly hope that people keep their eyes open as we, the greatest democracy on the planet, crumbles. Maybe next time they'll choose better. — Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) November 9, 2016
Dear world. I apologize. We are all speechless. — Patrick J Adams (@halfadams) November 9, 2016
It appears a large portion of the populace is willing chose an incompetent man over an extremely competent woman. — Holland Taylor (@HollandTaylor) November 9, 2016
Anyone wanna build a snowman? — Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) November 9, 2016
Um, America? — shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) November 9, 2016
My heart is broken — Marcia Cross (@ReallyMarcia) November 9, 2016
I refuse believe Donald Trump was born in this country. — Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 9, 2016
The easy thing is to keep your head down & let the bullies run amok. The right thing to do is to challenge racism, misogyny and hatred. https://t.co/VF6NePPySm — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
While some celebrities shared their disappointment with the results of Tuesday's presidential election, not everyone in Hollywood was unhappy.
A few celebrities tweeted their congrats to President-elect Donald Trump.
Actor Stephen Baldwin tweeted, "God is moving ..... & America is speaking !! PTL" before Trump was declared the winner.
God is moving .....
& America is speaking !!
PTL@realdonaldtrump @KellyannePolls #MakeAmericaGreatAgain#GodBlessAmerica pic.twitter.com/yiSUfIJQvG — Stephen Baldwin (@StephenBaldwin7) November 9, 2016
He later tweeted, "Soon the REAL work begins ... to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain ! Proud to have been a part of such amazing history !! @realDonaldTrump."
Soon the REAL work begins ... to #MakeAmericaGreatAgain !
Proud to have been a part of such amazing history !!@realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/YDWANm2YEZ — Stephen Baldwin (@StephenBaldwin7) November 9, 2016
Rocker Ted Nugent, who campaigned for Trump in Michigan, tweeted Wednesday morning, "When in doubt I whip it out I got me a rockNroll band itsa free for all!" as his followers celebrated the win.
when in doubt I whip it out I got me a rockNroll band itsa free for all! — Ted Nugent (@TedNugent) November 9, 2016
Actress Kirstie Alley tweeted, "CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP! @realDonaldTrump against all odds ..against the establishment and even against most from the GOP..U did it!"
Former "Apprentice" contestant Omarosa Manigault has been extremely visible for Trump during the campaign. She offered her followers a behind-the-scenes look at the campaign Tuesday night via Periscope.
"We win with social media," she can be heard saying in one of her videos.
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