The Celebrities Who Said They’ll Leave the U.S. if Trump Re-Elected

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04: Bruce Springsteen performs onstage during the 13th annual Stand Up for Heroes to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 04, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Bob Woodruff …
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After nearly two dozen celebrities vowed to leave the U.S. in 2016 if Donald Trump was elected president, there are still a few promising to leave the country should Trump win re-election.

In the 2016 cycle, celebrities including Bryan Cranston, Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Lena Dunham, Miley Cyrus, Amy Schumer, Barbra Streisand, Jon Stewart, Cher, Chelsea Handler, and many others said they would leave the country if Trump won.

Here’s a round up of the celebrities who’ve said they will leave the U.S if Trump wins the White House again.

Bruce Springsteen 

US singer Bruce Springsteen performs on stage during “The river Tour 2016” in the northern Spanish Basque city of San Sebastian on May 17, 2016. (ANDER GILLENEA/AFP via Getty Images)

The rocker recently said in an interview with Australian media that he would consider moving to the Outback if Trump won re-election. “I would consider that,” he said when asked whether Australia was on his list. “I love Australia. Every time, we have nothing but good times down there. It’s always a treat to come. Love the people, love the geography, great place for motorcycle trips, it’s close to our hearts.”

“If Trump is reelected — which he will not be; I’m predicting right now he’s gonna lose — if by some happenstance he should be, I’ll see you on the next plane,” Springsteen said.

Tommy Lee

Rock Star Supernova drummer Tommy Lee plays during the “CD USA” New Year’s Eve event at the Fremont Street Experience, the band’s first-ever concert performance, December 31, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Motley Crew drummer Tommy Lee last month admitted that he finds America “embarrassing” and will be on the next plane to Europe should Trump prove victorious.
“Dude, I swear to God if that happens, then I’m coming over to visit the U.K. I’m out of here,” he told the Big Issue when asked about Trump’s re-election. “I’ll go back to my motherland, go back to go Greece and get a house on one of the islands.

“The thing that stings the most is that I feel like we’re embarrassing,” he continued. “I feel like people in Europe and the rest of the world look at America and think: ‘What the fuck are you guys doing over there? Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the country.'”

Ricky Martin

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin performs during the Movimiento Tour show at the Antel Arena, in Montevideo, on March 2, 2020. (PABLO PORCIUNCULA/AFP via Getty Images)

Describing Hispanic Trump supporters as “really scary,” Puerto Rican-born singer Ricky Martin last month revealed that he and his Arab husband were planning to leave their home in Miami in the case of a second term. However, he stopped short of confirming that they would definitely go through with such plans, stating that he would prefer to stay and “fight” for his version of America.

“I think when you have 50 million people voting already, it’s because we are not the only ones concerned about this and for that I am extremely happy,” Martin said in an interview with Variety. “We just take it one day at a time and we’ve had plans like we might leave the country, but no. We have to stay here and we have to fight for our rights and what we believe.”

John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

Musician John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen look on prior to Super Bowl XLIX between Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Pop star and NBC’s The Voice judge John Legend and his wife Chrissy Teigen have been at the center of the anti-Trump resistance for years. In September, Legend and Teigen said they have considered leaving America over what Legend called President Trump’s “embarrassing” leadership. The Grammy-winning singer made the revelation in an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine, in which he also claimed that President Trump is “trying to destroy democracy.”

“Every once in a while you think about it,” Legend said. “We were born and raised here, all of our families are here. It would be hard to leave. But I don’t know what one’s supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy.”

At some point, if that project [to destroy democracy] was to be in any way successful, you’d have to think about going somewhere that is a true democracy, that has respect for the rule of law and human rights. If America chooses to be that place then people will have to start thinking about going somewhere else. It is truly disturbing and concerning.”

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