As the mood quickly shifted from joyous anticipation to morose defeat at Manhattan’s Javits Center, some of Hillary Clinton's celeb supporters expressed their disbelief as Donald Trump became the president-elect.
Cher, who was at the official Clinton election viewing party, told Inside Edition: "I am shocked... I feel like there has been a death in my family."
As she left the Javits Center, Working Girl actress Melanie Griffith told Inside Edition: "I am staying positive. Hillary is my woman."
Many of the same celebrities who fought for a Clinton victory used social media to convey their devastation.
Captain America star Chris Evans took to Twitter to express his disbelief.
This is an embarrassing night for America. We've let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We've let a bully set our course. I'm devastated.— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016
No more fear. Only hopeful optimism. I gonna let love be my guide. All my energy will now go towards protecting the rights of ALL Americans— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016
Madonna also took to Twitter to say “a new fire is lit” and urged fans not to give in.
A New Fire Is Lit 🔥 We Never Give Up. 🔥We Never Give In' 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/CM4PAnR1nj— Madonna (@Madonna) November 9, 2016
Singer John Legend took a shot at Trump’s failed Trump University, tweeting: “I feel like America just sent in our tuition check for Trump University.”
Actress Anna Kendrick said it felt like she woke up from a bad dream.
Woke up feeling like I'd had a nightmare. Then started crying again. Mantra: I am not alone, we are not alone.— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) November 9, 2016
Some of Trump’s biggest supporters came out to express their joy of his victory.
Actor Stephen Baldwin, who was at the last presidential debate, and whose brother, Alec, has been parodying Trump on Saturday Night Live, tweeted that he was “proud to have been part of such amazing history.”
Action star Steven Seagal congratulated Trump on Twitter.
Congratulations @realDonaldTrump for your stunning victory over your opponent! Looking forward to making AMERICA great again!— Steven Seagal (@sseagalofficial) November 9, 2016
British TV personality and one-time Celebrity Apprentice contestant Piers Morgan said he might run for Prime Minister now that his friend is the president-elect.
I might have to run for British Prime Minister now so we can properly restore the Special Relationship. #PresidentTrump— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 9, 2016