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2016 Election

These Celebrities ‘Threatened’ to Leave if Trump Won…Now Look What They’re Saying

Written by Philip Hodges

Every presidential election, liberal celebrities always vow to leave the country if a Republican wins. They act like people actually care about their “threats.” Everyday Americans have way too much on their mind to worry about some reality-detached Hollywood multimillionaire claiming he’s going to move to Canada if Trump wins. As if Trump gives a you-know-what about their “threats.”

And why do they say they’re moving to Canada? Why don’t they say they’re moving to Mexico? Why are they so racist against Hispanics? Why do they only want to live around people who look and act like them?

There were quite a few celebrities who said they were going to leave if Trump won the White House. Now, they’ve predictably back-pedaled.

Comedian Amy Schumer said in September that she’s going to have to learn to speak Spanish and learn a new comedy routine, because she’s moving to Spain if Trump wins. “It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s too crazy,” she said.

What does she say now? “First of all the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest,” she said on Instagram. “Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news. Anyone saying pack your bags is just as disgusting as anyone who voted for this racist homophobic openly disrespectful woman abuser.” So, she was only joking. I mean, she is a comedian.

Al Sharpton also said he was leaving the country in the apocalyptic event that Trump won the general. “If Donald Trump is the nominee, I’m open to support anyone, while I’m also reserving my ticket to get outta here if he wins, only because he’d probably have me deported anyway,” he said earlier this year in February.

Is he sticking to his word now? “All of us said that. That was said in jest. We’re not going anywhere. Clearly, it was said in jest. If that’s the comfort they got, they might as well get ready for an uncomfortable ride.” Okay, whatever you say.

Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston vowed to leave if Trump were elected President. “I would definitely move,” he said. “It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t.” Well, it did. So, is he moving?

Singer Cher tweeted during the summer that if Trump won, “I’m moving to Jupiter.” Wait, as in Jupiter, Florida? Or the gas giant? I guess we’ll never know for sure. She hasn’t weighed in as to whether she’s leaving yet now that the world is coming to an end.

Miley Cyrus said she’d “move out da country,” but she has since “accepted” a Trump presidency.

Other celebrities who threatened to leave include actor Samuel L. Jackson, Lena Dunham, Barbra Streisand, Whoopi Goldberg, and many others. My guess is that they’ve all either “changed their minds” or were only “joking.”

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