12 Hollywood Celebs We All Expect to Be Leaving the Country Now That Trump’s Won the Election

In the months leading up to the 2016 presidential general election, a number of celebrities, public figures, and even lay people swore that the election of Donald Trump would be the one thing that would make them pack up and leave the country.

On Tuesday, America made their premise a reality — here are some of the people we expect to see hiring moving companies in the near future:

1. Amy Schumer

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Schumer told the BBC prior to the election that she might move to Spain:

“My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish. Because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It’s beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It’s just too crazy.”

However, word is that she’s backed out of her pledge: “It was just a joke”:

2. Miley Cyrus

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The former Disney starlet and pop singer attacked Trump in a series of Instagram posts last March, calling him a f**king nightmare and swearing that she would “move out da country” if he were to win: “Honestly f**k this sh*t I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”

But Cyrus appears to have changed her tune as well, posting a tearful video in which she says she “accepts” President Trump and best him to treat all Americans with respect:


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3. Bryan Cranston

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The “Breaking Bad” star gave a radio interview during which he said Canada would be his destination of choice:

“Absolutely. I would definitely move. It’s not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won’t. It wouldn’t be a vacation. I’d be an ex-patriate.”

But as the results came in, Cranston posted a hopeful message encouraging unification:

4. Barbra Streisand

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The singer and actress told an Australian reporter during a “60 Minutes” segment that she would be actively searching for a new home:

“I can’t believe it. I’m either coming to your country if you’ll let me in, or Canada.”

Since the results were confirmed, however, Streisand has voiced only her disappointment:

5. Lena Dunham

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The “Girls” actress and activist attended the Matrix awards and told emcee Andy Cohen that if she woke up one morning to learn that Trump had been elected president, she would leave the country:

“I know everyone’s always idly threatening this, but I’d be 100 percent moving to Canada. I love Canada. I think that it’s a great place, and there’s an area in Vancouver that I find beautiful and appealing, and I can conduct business from there.”

It should be noted that, during the same exchange, Dunham told Cohen that if she woke up to discover that she was a man, she would “kill herself.”

She has not yet publicly responded to the election results.

6. Chelsea Handler

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The comedian spoke to ABC’s Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan months ago, voicing disbelief that Trump had gotten as far as he had: “I think he just likes to hear himself speak.” But Handler also noted that she did have a contingency plan:

“I did buy a house in another country just in case. So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don’t — I actually will leave that country.”

But she won’t, either:

7. Samuel L. Jackson

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The “Avengers” actor told Jimmy Kimmel that “if that motherf**ker becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa.”


The actor has not publicly responded to the results of the election.

8. Whoopi Goldberg

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The long-time host of “The View” has made no secret of the fact that she isn’t a fan of Donald Trump. During one January segment, she even suggested that she’d make a timely exit, should he win:

“Listen, he can be whatever party he wants to be. What he can’t be is he can’t be the guy that says it’s your fault stuff isn’t working. That’s not the president I want. Find a way to make stuff work.

Maybe it’s time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go.”

Goldberg’s only social media response to the election result was a single retweet:

8. George Lopez

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The comedian seems to be one of the few who may actually be willing to make good on the promise he made to TMZ: “If he wins, he won’t have to worry about immigration. We’ll all go back.”

After the election, Lopez posted the following:

And then:

9. Ne-Yo

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The R&B singer said that his first response to a Trump presidency would be to move to Canada.  He told TMZ a few months ago that he’d be joining fellow performer Drake:

“I already told you what I’m doing if he becomes president. I’m moving to Canada. Straight away. Me and Drake gonna be neighbors if Donald Trump becomes president.”

And following the election, he shared only this response:

And one retweet that indicated that he might be taking his promise to heart:

10. Raven-Symoné

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Technically, Raven-Symoné said that she planned to leave the country “if any Republican was nominated,” but that ship sailed months ago and she was not on it.

But she did do a segment following the election showing what it might be like if she moved to Canada:

Comedian Jon Stewart and singer Cher also swore they’d leave, but since their chosen destinations were (respectively) “another planet” and “Jupiter,” it’s not as likely that they will be making good on those threats anytime soon.

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