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Celebs who said theyd leave country if Trump won


By Melanie Zanona


Dozens of celebrities vowed to leave the country if Donald Trump

won the White House, saying theyd flee to everywhere from Canada to Jupiter.

The threat is a common one after any election outcome: Canadas immigration website crashed from heavy traffic as it looked increasingly likely that Trump would win.

But after the real estate mogul clinched the presidency in a stunning victory early Wednesday morning, some of those stars will face questions about making good on their promise.

Here is a list of some of the celebs who claimed they would move out of the U.S. under a Trump administration.




Bryan Cranston said he hopes he doesnt have to pack his bags, but would definitely move if Trump won. Absolutely, I would definitely move, the Breaking Bad star said on The Bestseller Experiment podcast. Its not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it wont.



Samuel L. Jackson slammed Trump for running a hate-filled campaign and said he would move to South Africa if he wins. If that motherf---er becomes president, Im moving my black ass to South Africa, the movie star quipped to Jimmy Kimmel.



Lena Dunham told Andy Cohen at the Matrix Awards that I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver. The star and creator of HBOs Girls has been a vocal advocate for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee.


Neve Campbell, an actress on the political drama House of Cards, vowed to move back home to Canada, while Orange is the New Black actress Natasha Lyonne said she would hightail it to a mental hospital.






Cher tweeted this summer that if Trump gets elected, Im moving to Jupiter.



Miley Cyrus wrote in an emotional Instagram post in March that tears were running down her cheek and she was unbelievably scared and sad. I am moving if he is president, the young pop star said. I dont say things I dont mean!



Barbara Streisand, a vocal Clinton supporter, told 60 Minutes that Im either coming to your country if youll let me in, or Canada.



Ne-Yo told TMZ last month that hed move to Canada and be neighbors with fellow R&B singer Drake if the country elected Trump.







Comedian Amy Schumer said in September that Spain would be her destination of choice.



My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish, Schumer said in an appearance on the BBCs Newsnight. Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. Its beyond my comprehension if Trump won. Its just too crazy.



Chelsea Handler said she already made contingency plans months ago.



I did buy a house in another country just in case, the comedian and talk show host said during an appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael in May. So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then dont I actually will leave that country.



Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart said he would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet, because clearly this planets gone bonkers if the real estate mogul wins.



Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of the The View, said on an episode of the talk show earlier this year that if the country elects Trump, maybe its time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.



Keegan-Michael Key said he would flee north to Canada. Its like, 10 minutes from Detroit, the comedian told TMZ in January. Thats where Im from; my mom lives there. Itd make her happy too.



Hispanic comedian George Lopez said Trump wont have to worry about immigration if he takes the White House because well all go back.




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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joked in an interview with The New York Times in July that itd be time to move to New Zealand if Trump were to win.



Now its time for us to move to New Zealand, she said quoting her husband who died in 2010. I cant imagine what the country would be with Donald Trump as our president. For the country, it could be four years. For the court, it could be I dont even want to contemplate that.



Ginsburg later apologized for her comments, calling them ill-advised.



Civil rights activist Al Sharpton told a reporter earlier this year that hes reserving my ticket out of here if [Trump] wins.

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