6 celebrities offer positive thoughts about the election results
Posted November 15, 2016
Donald Trump won the 2016 election, becoming president-elect. He’ll be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017.
We’ve already seen Trump in action as president-elect, spending time on Thursday at the White House with President Barack Obama, where the two discussed the transition of power. Trump also met with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to further discuss policy ideas and the transition to the presidency.
Pockets of the country haven’t been too excited about Trump’s election, though. Protests have popped up in major U.S. cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia. Seattle and Portland also saw a wealth of protests condemning the president-elect.
Much of this is related to Trump’s unlikability. Exit polls from the election show that neither Trump nor his opponent, Hillary Clinton, were well-liked. A poll from Morning Consult found that 67 percent of voters felt Trump was not easy to like, while 60 percent felt the same about Clinton.
Similarly, before the election, Trump had close to a 60 percent unfavorable rating, according to Real Clear Politics.
The responses to these protests have been mixed. Some political pundits are questioning why the protests are happening while other commentators are tweeting that there are better ways to handle the election’s results.
This is something that celebrities across multiple outlets have shared, too. Even if you’re not happy with the election results, there’s a positive way to view the election and the new president-elect.
We’ve collected some of those moments in the videos below.
Seth Meyers gave an emotional response to Clinton’s loss, saying he hopes to see a female president inaugurated before he dies, according to Gothamist.
Ellen DeGeneres said it’s important to remember the things that bring us together, rather than focus on the issues that drive us apart, according to Relevant.
TNT basketball commentator Ernie Johnson said he’s optimistic about the future of the country, USA Today reported. He hopes that the nation will look to better itself.
Similarly, former NBA star Charles Barkley also admitted that we need to give Trump a chance to prove himself in office.
Kid President, the viral video youngster who pretends to be a president, said we should all try our best to get our long after the election, Relevant explained.
Conan O’Brien opened up his first show after the election with thoughts about how America is divided. He then transitioned to jokes about the president-elect, Fox News reported.