Back when Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign back in June 2015 (you might have heard of it — ‘Make America Great Again’?), the prospect of it getting anywhere looked pretty unfeasible — the main reasons being he was totally new to politics and he has some pretty controversial views. (Cue a ridiculous amount of Trump memes.)
But, on the last day of voting, with things looking more than a little worrying for those opposing #TrumpForPresident, people are speaking up about the Republican candidate.
Here’s what they said…
After the 'locker room' video of Trump and the second presidential debate...
The actor held up a sign saying 'F*ck Trump' when paps came to photograph him on set.
The Star Trek Crew
The cast of the new film got together, including JJ Abrams, Chris Pine and Simon Pegg, and posted an open letter on Facebook urging people not to vote for the Republican candidate...
It says: ‘’Star Trek’ has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others […] Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the “Star Trek” universe as Donald Trump. His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously […] Either Secretary Clinton or Mr Trump will occupy the White House. One is an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities, while the other has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation. If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it.’
‘If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world,’ the 25-year-old actress told Entertainment Weekly.
‘I genuinely believe that reality television has reached the ultimate place where now even things like this might just be for entertainment […] I was watching him on the campaign trail and one guy said, ‘I love Donald Trump because he’s saying everything I’m thinking and I just can’t say it because of the PC factor.’ And I’m thinking, ‘You are absolutely right. That’s who I want representing my country, somebody politically incorrect. That will just be perfect.’’
And she's been expressing her views again, this time on The Graham Norton Show: 'I was at a concert that I heard he was attending, so I had my full security, I was like, ‘Find Donald Trump,'” Lawrence told Norton. “Because I was adamant on finding him and then making a video of me going, ‘Hey Trump, f*ck you!''
As well as absolutely killing it on the red carpet at Cannes, the actress made her views on the Republican candidate QUITE clear: 'What he did that was terrible is that he legitimatized racism and homophobia in order get that very discontented base that wants something authentic. What he did in the process was say, ‘It’s OK to be violent.’ That’s why he has the KKK as one of his representatives. That’s been really terrible, besides the fact that America looks ridiculous.'
The comedian and actress made her opinions on Trump pretty clear in two Instagrams... Lol.
The singer doesn't keep his views on the Republican candidate a secret — FAR from it, his whole Twitter feed is full of it. He had the BEST comeback to Trump's son at the weekend, who Tweeted: 'Ha 5 students when asked why they were protesting couldn't even answer. The participation medal/micro aggression generation is pretty sad!'
‘He’s just an opportunist […] Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist,’ the actor said to The Guardian.
‘Let’s put things into perspective. You know, the truth of the matter is, in election season, things go crazy, and the loudest voices are the furthest and most extreme. So you hear a massively stupid idea, like we’re going to ban Muslims from the country. Now, we’re not ever going to do that. It says in the Statue of Liberty, bring us your huddled masses. It’s not what’s going to happen.’
The singer is using her excellent (mainly cap) Twitter feed to tell her 3 million people + followers about what she things of Trump... (Go Cher!)
‘Please stop it with voting for [Donald] Trump. It was funny for a little while. But the guy is Hitler,’ the comedian wrote in the email.
‘And by that I mean that we are being Germany in the ’30s. Do you think they saw the s–t coming? Hitler was just some hilarious and refreshing dude with a weird comb over who would say anything at all […] He’s an insane bigot. He is dangerous.’
In a Funny Or Die video, the actor dressed up as Trump and said: ‘Fuck you’.
Depp's been talking about Trump again on the red carpet, saying: 'If Donald Trump is elected president of the United States of America, in a kind of historical way it’s exciting [...] because we will see the actual last president of the United States.' Scary stuff.
In response to Donald Trump’s views on Muslims, the Harry Potter author compared him to the evil character in her books, Tweeting: ‘How horrible. Voldemort was nowhere near as bad.’
When J-Law said Trump becoming president would be ‘the end of the world’, her Hunger Games co-star said: ‘I’ll back you up on that’.
The actor said: ‘It’s a publicity stunt. It can’t be real'.
‘Donald Trump‘s a f–kin’ idiot, I will say that to everybody,’ she said to paparazzi.
The actress wrote in the Huffington Post: ‘I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are — people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and rape to America. While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don’t want to spend my time chastising you […] Instead, I’m writing to say thank you!
‘You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that. Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective. Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on election day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric.’
The singer Tweeted: ‘There’s much hatred and ignorance in your heart @realDonaldTrump.’
And against his speech at the Republican National Convention...
Tom Brady (Gisele’s Husband)
Though Gisele’s husband detracted his support, he said: ‘Donald, he’s a good friend of mine. I’ve known him for a long time. I support all my friends […] I’ve always enjoyed his company. I support all my friends in everything they do. I think it’s pretty remarkable what he’s achieved in his life.'
‘I’m digging Trump,' the singer told Rolling Stone magazine.
‘My feeling: let the motherf—ing business guy run it like a f—ing business [...] And his campaign has been entertaining as s–t.’