The celebs who have spoken out against Donald Trump

By Gabisile Ngcobo
08 November 2016

Trump has made A LOT of stars very angry...

He’s the man who's changed the face of the polls with his rhetoric.

From being a TV boss on The Apprentice to becoming the presidential candidate, there’s no doubt that Donald Trump has shaken up the US elections.

And his supporters have are now threatening “another Revolutionary War” if he loses today’s presidential election to Hillary Clinton, The Telegraph reported last month.

“During the third and final presidential debate last week, Mr Trump refused to confirm whether he would accept the election result. He has repeatedly maintained the election is rigged as part of a media conspiracy,” the publication added.

As the race for president reaches its final few hours, who knows what’ll spew out of his mouth, should he lose.

Trump’s campaign has been marred by sexism, racism, and general arrogance.

While he boasts about the massive support he receives from his followers, his image took another dip when his vulgar “locker room” chat insulting women was leaked to the media.

“From saying no one would vote for his former rival Carly Fiorina because of her face to saying women should be ‘punished’ for having abortions and ‘joking’ that he'd date his daughter... you really couldn't make this stuff up,” The Telegraph once wrote about what comes out of Trump’s mouth.

And the Republican candidate has been blasted by a number of high-profile celebrities for his offensive comments.

Trump's rival, Hillary Clinton, has been enjoying support from many celebs, including Kerry Washington, LeBron James, James Taylor, Shonda Rimes and Katy Perry.

These stars weren’t shy to say exactly how they feel about Trump.

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Beyoncé Knowles also endorsed Clinton for president when she performed in Ohio last week and said she wanted to vote for someone who cares for the future of children as much as she does — adding, "That is why I’m with her."

Some of the stars who didn’t take kindly to Trump’s rhetoric:

Actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger

Following the release of a video of Trump speaking offensively about women in 2005, Arnold said he will not vote for the Republican nominee.

“As proud as I am to label myself a Republican, there is one label I hold above all else — American,” he said.

“So I want to take a moment today to remind my fellow Republicans that it's not only acceptable to choose your country over your party — it's your duty.”

Actor Robert De Niro

He spoke publicly about his stance on Trump at the 22nd Sarajevo Film Festival on Saturday 13 August 2016, calling the presidential candidate "totally nuts".

"It's crazy that people like Donald Trump . . . he shouldn't even be where he is, so God help us," De Niro said.

He has also spoken in favour of Clinton. In April 2015 he told The Daily Beast that Hillary Clinton has "earned the right to be president".

Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking

He said he can't understand Trump's political rise. "He is a demagogue, who seems to appeal to the lowest common denominator," he told Good Morning Britain.

Singer and songwriter John Legend

He called Trump "racist" on Twitter after Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted about the clashes between Trump supporters and protesters in Chicago.

"Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn't even answer. The participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!," Trump Jr. tweeted.

"@DonaldJTrumpJr I think they were protesting your racist father. This isn't complicated," Legend wrote.

After the exchange received media attention, Legend tweeted: "This is not controversial. This is not news. The sky is blue."

Actor Ben Stiller

He said he was surprised Trump's campaign has "gone on this long, with the rhetoric that he puts out there".

He said Trump is "like the villain in a Naked Gun movie or something. I can't take him seriously, but some people are taking him seriously, which is the crazy thing."

He added, "I don't see it going all the way."

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling

She told her fans on Twitter that she thinks Trump is worse than Voldemort.

"How horrible," she wrote, sharing an article about people comparing the presidential candidate to the villain.

"Voldemort was nowhere near as bad."

Oprah Winfrey

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Oprah said it's “about time” for America to elect its first female president, calling this a “seminal moment for women”.

Oprah always vowed to never stand for office, yet in the age of Trump she's started to reconsider that position — at least to a degree.

“I’m feeling pretty qualified,” she joked. “After this year, I’m feeling really qualified.”

Actor George Clooney

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The actor and producer told The Guardian that he’s a Hillary supporter.

“I am doing a fundraiser for her,” he added.

He recalls meeting Trump a few years ago. “I was sitting in a booth and we talked for a while. Then he did Larry King, and he said I was very short. And I was like, ‘I was sitting down the whole time, Donald!' ”

He's described Trump as an “opportunist”, “fascist” and a “xenophobic fascist”.

But Clooney's not entirely despondent. He repeats the old saw, usually ascribed to Winston Churchill, "You can count on Americans to do the right thing after they’ve exhausted all the other possibilities.”

Actress America Ferrera

Known for her lead role on Ugly Betty, America is of Honduran descent, she was born and raised in Los Angeles and received a degree in International Relations from the University of South California.

She wrote an open letter addressed to Trump after he criticised Latino immigrants for bringing — according to him — drugs, crime and rape to America.

“The truth is, Mr Trump, that your comments mean that you fail to see that immigrants are what have made this nation. They are at the core of our ideals, and they are the foundation that keeps us afloat.

“No, Mr Trump, you may not reduce us to drug dealers and rapists. We are moms and dads, sons and daughters. We are valedictorians and honor students. We are college graduates, bankers, police officers, entertainers, teachers, journalists, politicians and we are the future of America.”

Additional Sources: Amny.com; The Telegraph; USA Today; Times; The Daily Beast.

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