After a weeklong wait following a historic, unprecedented campaign cycle during a global pandemic, Joe Biden has been elected the 46th president of the United States. Many celebrities had used their platform to encourage fans to vote in the 2020 election, and today, they took to social media to celebrate the end of President Donald Trump’s presidency and the historic win of Sen. Kamala Harris, who becomes the first woman to serve as vice president.
Hillary Clinton, who faced off against Trump in the 2016 presidential election, thanked everyone who made the change possible, writing: “The voters have spoken, and they have chosen Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be our next president and vice president. It’s a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.”
It's a history-making ticket, a repudiation of Trump, and a new page for America.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen. Onward, together. pic.twitter.com/YlDY9TJONs
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 7, 2020
Filmmaker Ava DuVernay posted a short clip of Trump with white text that reads “You’re fired.”
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 7, 2020
Jordan Peele also told Trump, “You’re fired.”
— Jordan Peele (@JordanPeele) November 7, 2020
Ariana Grande also celebrated the end of Trump’s presidency with a short Tweet expressing her excitement.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 7, 2020
Natasha Rothwell shared a clip of a garbage truck, writing “You’re trash and you’re fired” to Trump.
— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) November 7, 2020
Elizabeth Banks wrote, “I’m so so so relieved. Congrats Joe Biden. I am crying at the thought of Kamala Harris as vice president of the United States.”
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) November 7, 2020
Broadway actor Audra McDonald shared an image of Kamala Harris from the vice presidential debate with Mike Pence with a comment, “Madame vice president!”
Madame Vice President !!!! pic.twitter.com/4U2JCeHqB0
— Audra McDonald (@AudraEqualityMc) November 7, 2020
“The Farewell” writer-director Lulu Wang wrote that she woke up to “the entire neighborhood honking and screaming, dogs barking after a much needed rain in LA this morning.”
The entire neighborhood honking and screaming, dogs barking… after a much needed rain in LA this morning… Overcast but sun coming through. pic.twitter.com/5E7xnA5vMG
— Lulu Wang (@thumbelulu) November 7, 2020
CNN’s commentator Van Jones celebrated the news, commenting that “It’s easier to be a parent this morning. Character matters; Being a good person matters. This is a big deal.”
Today is a good day.
It’s easier to be a parent this morning.
Being a good person MATTERS.
This is a big deal.
It’s easy to do it the cheap way and get away with stuff — but it comes back around.
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) November 7, 2020
Padma Lakshmi shared a video saying her famous line from “Top Chef”: “Donald Trump, please pack your knives and go!”
Been waiting to say this since November 8, 2016 🙋🏾♀️: pic.twitter.com/8HutuAHkev
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 7, 2020
Actor-comedian Josh Gad also celebrated the news, writing: “The National nightmare is over.”
The National nightmare is over.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 7, 2020
Good work everyone! We worked very hard for this. We lost so many beautiful people and we must celebrate for them and move forward henceforth in a good way. https://t.co/Wzb7PxLOap
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 7, 2020
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) November 7, 2020
The first one-term president in thirty years, and the only one to lose the popular vote twice.
Congrats on making history, @realDonaldTrump.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) November 7, 2020
Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020
— Ming-Na Wen (@MingNa) November 7, 2020
I’m so looking forward to coming back to an America free of harsh words and name calling and be amongst people who I know have common ground and harmony. It’s a challenge but it can be done!
— Mick Jagger (@MickJagger) November 7, 2020
Donald—you’re out of work and I know I offered you a job.
But your performance this past week was tragic and sad.
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) November 7, 2020
. @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris and the American people, you just gave the world one of the greatest acts of kindness and bravery humanity has ever seen. ❤️ 🙌🙌 nothing but love for our new Commander in Chief and the 1ST female VP elected to the White House. Also, way to go PA 😭❤️ pic.twitter.com/uXiMTWs6Hk
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) November 7, 2020
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 7, 2020
OMG I want to cry tears of joy!!!! Bravo!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 7, 2020
Congratulations to President-elect @JoeBiden and Vice-President-elect @KamalaHarris. I say this after every election, and I’ll repeat it now because some people need to hear it more than ever: I’m rooting for you, because your success is the country’s success.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) November 7, 2020
Our 46th president, @joebiden!♥️🇺🇸🗳 I’ve been waiting to post this photo because I knew deep down you would be our next President. Today we celebrate the millions of Americans who overcame barriers to the ballot box, mobilized their communities & voted in record breaking numbers pic.twitter.com/3qob8SIxzr
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 7, 2020
"I am thrilled to announce my new limited series JAIL. Every episode of this six-episode joy ride will feature members of the Trump crime family as one by one they are investigated, found guilty and then are forced to pay for their crimes against America and humanity in general." pic.twitter.com/eaTjIlxldO
— Ryan Murphy (@MrRPMurphy) November 7, 2020
Bye bye you stupid nitwit douche canoe.
— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) November 7, 2020
I was right. It does feel good.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) November 7, 2020
…And stay out! pic.twitter.com/52pGN9tSFt
— John Mulaney (@mulaney) November 7, 2020
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) November 7, 2020
IT’S OVER! BIDEN HAS WON!!
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) November 7, 2020
Photo I just took in LA right now. pic.twitter.com/uSXg3VXTuD
— Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) November 7, 2020
GIDDY UP GIDDY UP! & RIDE STRAIGHT OUTTA THIS FUCKING TOWN! GOODBYE pic.twitter.com/T2ivWSoUrN
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) November 7, 2020
First I want to say congratulations to both President Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris. Second I want to say, I am happy to stand in for 45 at the inauguration since we know he won’t be there!
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) November 7, 2020
i’m emotional, relieved, and filled with joy this morning!!! 💙💙💙💙
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) November 7, 2020
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 7, 2020
— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) November 7, 2020
excuse me while I …. pic.twitter.com/kZQvsxix7k
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) November 7, 2020
— Jason Blum (@jason_blum) November 7, 2020
Character is destiny and Donald Trump will soon be gone. Truth and empathy will now be a hallmark in the White House.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) November 7, 2020