'Can we have Alec Baldwin instead?'
Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States, shocking the world as he defied pre-election polling to take the White House this morning.
The Donald’s unexpected triumph marks the end of his 10-month presidential race against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton – one of the meanest and most divisive campaign battles of all time.
Millions tuned in this morning to watch the events unfold, with Trump taking the key states in the early hours. His victory has unsurprisingly blown up the internet, even crashing the Canadian immigration website with an influx of US citizens prepared to denounce the flag and prompting #RIPAmerica to begin trending on Twitter.
Among those expressing their immediate shock were some very famous faces. Here’s what they’re saying on social media about the outcome.
1. Katy Perry
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
2. JK Rowling
We stand together. We stick up for the vulnerable. We challenge bigots. We don’t let hate speech become normalised. We hold the line. https://t.co/ro9AkRSc9Q
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 9, 2016
3. Lady Gaga
— #CountryOfKindness (@ladygaga) November 9, 2016
4. Chris Evans
I couldn’t have any more respect and love for this man. He would have had my vote even if he weren’t my uncle. https://t.co/EpPokkXBZ5
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 8, 2016
5. Sophie Turner
This can’t be happening right now.
— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 9, 2016
6. Kristen Bell
Anyone else wanna puke?
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) November 9, 2016
7. Lily Allen
Canada need to think about building a wall rn.
— lily allen (@lilyallen) November 9, 2016
in my ears there’s just roaring
— Lorde (@lorde) November 9, 2016
9. Rashida Jones
I want to quit life.
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) November 9, 2016
10. Brittany Snow
In other related news: Flights to Canada are really cheap
— Brittany Snow (@Brittanysnow) November 9, 2016
11. Ariel Winter
— Ariel Winter (@arielwinter1) November 9, 2016
13. Jessica Chastain
The positive element from all this is that we can no longer pretend that we are free of racism & sexism. The question is, what do we do now?
— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 9, 2016
14. Jesse Tyler Ferguson
I’m taking tonight to grieve for minorities, women, immigrants, muslims & the LGBTQ community but tomorrow I’m waking up ready to fight.
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) November 9, 2016
15. Sarah Silverman
When do we start googling “What is Brexit?”
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 9, 2016
16. Octavia Spencer
Gonna miss Obama. maybe this country needs a Trump presidency to see just how good we had it and took it for granted!!!!! #GodBlessTheUSA
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) November 9, 2016
17. Ariana Grande
well this is utterly terrifying
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016
ask yourself“DID I DO ALL I COULD HAVE DONE”⁉️Its a good
Lesson.We r still Try’n 2have hope.
SAW BREXIT RIP GB APART IN ONE NITE😱
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
19. Mandy Moore
I am just absolutely beside myself right now. I can’t believe the way this thing has turned. Trying to remain hopeful but geeez louise.
— Mandy Moore (@TheMandyMoore) November 9, 2016
fell asleep for a couple hours- just woke up- looked at my phone- turned on the tv- ran to the bathroom and threw up.
— JoJo. (@iamjojo) November 9, 2016
21. Seth MacFarlane
22. Lady Gaga (Pt. II)
Stepping out in her native New York the day after it was announced that Donald Trump had been elected President of the United States, Gaga wore this quite brilliant and pun-absolutely-intended ‘Love Trumps Hate’ t-shirt.