One of the most gratifying aspects of this post-election morning is witnessing the (predictable) celebrity meltdown in action.
Those in the entertainment industry who vowed to leave the country should Donald Trump be elected president include Cher (who vowed to move to Jupiter), Samuel L. Jackson, Barbara Streisand, Amy Schumer, Jon Stewart and the entire cast of The View, to name but a few.
Below is a sampling of other celebrities' hysteria last night, courtesy of Newsbusters:
Actress Mia Farrow called the result with the pointed tweet: “A racist President.”
Actress Connie Britton tweeted: “Dear Muslim, Mexican, immigrant, refugee, handicapped, black, gay, female human beings, & also dear Earth…you are not forgotten. Promise.”
Lacey Rose – TV Editor for The Hollywood Reporter – wondered: “What the hell are we supposed to tell our daughters tomorrow morning?”
Late Show host Trevor Noah commented: “5 steps forward. 10 steps back.” Mark Ruffalo appeared to accept defeat, even while promoting a positive outlook. “You know what we do now?” the actor queried. “We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters.”
Actor Don Cheadle took a similar approach. “Goodnight, tweeps. Real work starts tomorrow,” he tweeted.
Transgender star Laverne Cox responded to a follower’s description of her grief with the counsel: “Get it out darling. I am thinking about the 3 A’s. Awareness, acceptance action. And the stages if grief. We must feel our feelings tonight.”
But Katy Perry—likely the most exuberant Clinton supporter of all—was not ready to give up just yet. You could almost hear the singer roar: “THE REVOLUTION IS COMING.”
Poor Stephen Colbert. He, too, could not contain his seething hatred for Trump or keep his so-called "comedy show" just that -- comedic. Watch the clip below that highlights the moment Colbert learns that what he and every other smug liberal assumed -- that "Trump had no path to victory" -- was wrong (caution, strong language):
COLBERT: Let me ask you a technical question that you guys being political analysts would know-- you would understand. What the fuck is happening? [...]
HALPERIN: My senses, this audience will not particularly like this, but he is now the front-runner.
COLBERT: What does that mean? In the Electoral College what does--
HALPERIN: He has more paths now to 270 electoral votes than she does.
COLBERT: He had almost no paths a week ago.
HALPERIN: Well, that was based on the public data. I think that polling and statistics can tell you a lot and the Clinton campaign’s confidence was based on that. But there is a human element to politics. And it appears that at least—it doesn’t mean he’s going to win—but it appears that the momentum and the desire for change in the country has made it a much closer race than people thought.
COLBERT: I'm not sure if it's a comedy show at this point. I think we're in the middle of a documentary right now. Am I in your fucking documentary right now? Is this just for Show Time?
COLBERT: If Trump wins, how about bursting into tears and screaming fuck for the next 45 minutes?[Crowd cheers]
Later, when it was clear Trump had clinched the election, Colbert responded, "I cannot put a happy face on that. And that's my job."