Legendary actor-singer Pat Boone says President-elect Donald Trump’s unprecedented victory Tuesday night was a “slap” to the face of the “pampered Hollywood super-rich.”
“Donald Trump’s unprecedented, emphatic win is a tremendous rebuke, a humongous slap to the pompous, pampered Hollywood super-rich, supercilious, super brainwashed, over privileged crowd,” Boone told FOX411 in an interview Friday.
The Nashville native said despite the fact that Hollywood A-listers “threw everything they had” at Trump, it was not enough to push Democrat Hillary Clinton across the finish line.
Clinton enlisted a bevy of Hollywood’s most famous celebrities to campaign for her, including pop stars Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James and husband-and-wife musical duo Jay Z and Beyoncé, but to no avail.
Variety Senior Editor Ted Johnson said he believed it is likely that Clinton’s celebrity endorsements reinforced the idea that she is out of touch with the American people.
“Overall, I wonder if the sheer number of celebrities on the trail only added to the perception that Clinton was part of the elite, as much as this vote was a backlash against it,” Johnson told FOX411. “Even though Trump himself is a celebrity… he was still running against the mainstream media.”
Indeed, perhaps no presidential candidate has ever received the show of celebrity support that Clinton did during her second failed White White run.
In addition to the countless celebrity get out-the-vote concerts and rallies featuring some the entertainment world’s biggest stars, the former secretary of state was also aided by a seemingly endless barrage of star-studded videos and pro-Democratic voter registration PSAs featuring some of Hollywood’s most influential actors.
Actor Antonio Sabato Jr., who spoke in support of Trump at the Republican National Convention in July, told Fox411 that the Clinton campaign’s celebrity strategy simply “didn’t work.”
“This election was about the United States of America; this election was about the people of this country and they came from all kinds of races and backgrounds and they stood together and they voted for the right man,” Sabato told the outlet.
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