Cher Leads Musicians Tweeting Disappointment Over Donald Trump Win
Music| | By Jason Owen
Singer Cher has accused two alternative candidates who stood in the presidential election of helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.
The bitter battle to become the nation’s next leader came to a climax on Tuesday when the business mogul emerged triumphant over the Clinton on Wednesday after winning a majority of votes in vital states including Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania and surpassing the 270 electoral college votes needed to win.
In an angry Twitter tirade Clinton supporter Cher blamed two other candidates who stood in the election, Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein, for siphoning off votes which could have blocked Trump’s victory.
IMBECILE GARY JOHNSON
BRINGS DOWN🌍BECAUSE OF
NARCISSISM & IGNORANCE ‼️JILL YOURE WORTHLESS ‼️WELD U COULD HAVE SAVED US,WHY DIDNT YOU😥
— Cher (@cher) November 9, 2016
Between them, Johnson and Stein won more than 4 million votes in the election, which if distributed in key states could’ve edged Clinton to victory.
The “I Got You Babe” singer, 70, who had previously threatened to “leave the planet” if Trump won, also slammed America’s new president elect, writing that the “world will never be the same” after his unexpected win.
Clinton had huge backing from America’s pop and rock stars, with Lady Gaga, Madonna, Ariana Grande, Bruce Springsteen, Katy Perry and Beyoncé all among her high profile backers.
Grande shared her distraught feelings on Twitter, simply writing, “I am in tears,” while Madonna struck a more defiant tone tweeting, “A New Fire Is Lit We Never Give Up. We Never Give In.”
In a string of tweets after learning the result, Perry wrote that she was set to cry “her false eyelashes off,” before calling on people opposed to Trump to “RISE UP” and adding, “Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us.”
Hip hop stars Snoop Dogg and Macklemore also shared their feelings about the result on social media, with the “Beautiful” rapper suggesting on Twitter he may move to Toronto, Canada.
Macklemore revealed on Instagram how he had watched the election with his one-year-old daughter Sloane hoping to see Clinton become the first female president. He explained that in the wake of her defeat he would be teaching his daughter to oppose Trump’s divisive views on race and sexism.
After winning the election, the victorious candidate is set to be sworn in as the 45th president in January next year.