Remember when President Trump won in 2016 by a LANDSLIDE?
I do too, but what I remember more was the reaction by the left wing media
and of course……the entertainment industry.
I swear to god, it looked as if some lefties were about to explode.
between all the scream crying and utter shock on MSNBC there were some lefties who were able to get it together just enough to give quite the ultimatum……
“If Donald Trump is Elected President, I WILL leave America and Go Live Elsewhere” this was thier war cry.
I wonder where they are today? THATS RIGHT THEY ARE STILL HERE!!
Lets check it out:
Fox News had all the details:
Chelsea Handler, Snoop Dogg, Miley Cyus and more are among the celebs who vowed to flee the country in 2016 if President Trump won over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Some A-listers said they would go to Canada, various locations in Europe, South Africa, and even Jupiter.
Despite their bold statements, most celebrities remained in the U.S. post 2016 election.
Chelsea Handler said in 2016 that she planned to move to Spain if President Trump was elected.
After the election, she sat down with Sen. Barbara Boxer for an episode of “Chelsea” and said, "It's so easy to say throw in the towel and that we're going to leave or I'm going to move to Spain, because I want to move to Spain.”
Model Amber Rose told Us Weekly in 2016, "I can't even think about it! I'm moving, I'm out! I can't. And I am taking my son with me!"
Whoopi Golberg cast doubt on “The View” that Trump would win. "I don't think that's America. I don't want it to be America. Maybe it's time for me to move, you know,” she said.
Raven-Symone also said on “The View” that she would move to Canada. "My confession for this election is if any Republican gets nominated, I'm going to move to Canada with my entire family. I already have my ticket,” she said.
Snoop Dogg was one of many other stars who had their sights set on Canada if Trump won.
After the election, the rapper, 49, posted a picture of Toronto captioned, “My new home. @champagnepapi [Drake] I need the hookup on some property... I'm going to the. 6ix."
Ne-Yo similarly told TMZ, “I'm moving to Canada straight away. Me and Drake gonna be neighbors if Donald Trump becomes president."
Keegan-Michael Key also told TMZ he'd move to Canada. "It's easy. It's like 10 minutes from Detroit and that's where I'm from,” he said.
Jon Stewart similarly told People magazine, "I would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planet's gone bonkers.”
Barbra Streisand vowed to move to Canada or Australia if Hillary Clinton didn't win in the 2016 presidential election. (Getty)
Amy Schumer joked on BBC’s “Newsnight,” “My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”
Bryan Cranston similarly doubted Trump would win when he declared he would move if that was the result.
Cyrus, 27, took a much more emotional stance.
In a now-deleted video posted to Instagram, she said, “My heart is broken into a 100000 pieces...I am moving if this is my president! I don't say things I don't mean!"
Miley Cyrus was adament that she would flee the U.S. if Trump became president.
The Guardian also had this to say:
It is a longstanding tradition of American politics: at some stage in the electoral cycle, prominent citizens from the world of art and entertainment declare that if their preferred candidate is not victorious, they will move to Canada.
“I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will,” Girls’ Lena Dunham told a New York audience in 2016. “I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there.”
The sentiment seemingly continued unabated on election night, sending online searches on moving to Canada rocketing. Canadian officials even got into the game, hinting that distressed Americans were partly to blame for crashing the country’s main immigration site.
But one year after Trump took power, has there been a surge of Americans – celebrities or otherwise – moving to Canada?
Figures from the Canadian government suggest an uptick in interest. In 2016, Canada received 7,745 applications for permanent residency from Americans, a 13% increase over 2015. As Trump took office in 2017, the number remained stable, with 7,446 applications received in the first 11 months of the year.
Among celebrities, the follow-through was less certain. Days after Trump was elected, Dunham said she would not be heading to Vancouver. “It’s easy to joke about moving to Canada,” she wrote on social media. “It’s harder to live, fully and painfully aware of the injustice surrounding us, to cherish and fear your country all at once. But I’m willing to try.”
The comedian Chelsea Handler, who had said she was ready to move to Canada if she couldn’t live in Spain, said she had been encouraged to stay in the US. “Yesterday, my staff reminded me that platforms and voices like mine are needed more than ever; leaving the country is quitting,” she tweeted after Trump was elected.
Others simply never addressed their promise. After telling Vanity Fair that she would escape to Canada’s east coast province of Nova Scotia if Trump became president, the actress Chloë Sevigny said nothing more. A publicist for Sevigny said she did not have any other information on the topic.
During the election, actor Neve Campbell – who was born and raised in southern Ontario – said she found the thought of a Trump presidency terrifying. When asked by the Huffington Post what she would do if he won, her answer was clear: “Move back to Canada.”
After Trump was elected, Campbell noted on Instagram that she was “still very proud to have the honor of living in America”. Her publicist did not reply to a request for comment.