Last night, today, depending on where you are, we found out that America’s next president is billionaire business man Donald Trump — a celebrity who’s notability, beyond his money, has come from his cutthroat business reality show The Apprentice. The man once known for his catchphrase “you’re fired,” confusingly orange tinted skin and questionable hair style became known as a “politician” when he became the republican candidate for America’s federal election. As we watched Donald Trump go head to head against political veteran Hilary Clinton, we learned about his platform — one based on racism, misogyny, xenophobia and homophobia. His fact checked speech’s have proved him to be a liar with seriously scary ideas about what America — and probably the world — should look like.
Despite his scary plans, the man has been named president of one of the most powerful nations of the world — how, raising unlimited questions. Now, Canada’s immigration site has crashed and, well, we welcome you with open arms. Our leader is smart, dedicated, AND a looker.
Instead of electing an educated, firm, motivated individual, America has voted a celebrity into the White House. One who’s provided quite the reality show over months past — but the fact remains, a damaging character has been elected, instead of someone with the knowledge, compassion and passion to run a country.
If a celebrity was to be elected, we think we could have done a LOT better.
Here are the smart, educated, driven, inspired, motivating celebrities who could be in the White House right now:
This young Fifth Harmony member proves again and again she is wise beyond her years with her political, social and feminist awareness. She speaks about important issues with an eloquence many struggle to achieve. She constantly uses her influence to motivate and educate. Yesterda,y she wrote on Instagram — where she shares many of her fully formed and educated ideas:
— “Today is a monumental day where we will either as a nation decide to rewind 20 years and side with a poorly qualified, misogynistic, homophobic, racist…OR a well equipped, educated, strong leader who happens to be a woman. There’s a very clear choice here for progression, choose wisely.”
She would be the wiser choice, let us tell you. She empowers young people to make a difference, and young women to be the badasses they were meant to be. She is fierce, determined and passionate.
This election not only showed us how prevalent hatred still is, it validated it. Which is even more frightening. I'm appalled and ashamed.
— Lauren Jauregui (@LaurenJauregui) November 9, 2016
There has never been a world issue Zendaya hasn’t spoken to. Her consistent efforts to bring controversial topics to the forefront has been incredible and admirable. She’s a real life superhero.
His rhetoric alone makes Bryan an idea candidate — the way he speaks about important issues is so well versed and displays his substantial intellect. He manages to balance humour with serous information in a way that makes his presence and performance electrifying — he would be a mind blowing speech maker.
World, meet this badass girl. At 15 years old this Girl Meets World star has expressed her extremely well versed opinions on privilege, equal rights, feminism and the list goes on. She pens personal essays that present an intellect that far surpasses what we would ever expect from a 15 year old. She has so much life left to live, yet, still has so much wisdom to give. She is critical, open minded, and a trailblazer if we’ve ever seen one.
when are media outlets gonna realize that asking *random celebrity* if they identify as a feminist isn't going to help feminism lol
— Rowan Blanchard (@rowblanchard) August 5, 2016
This soulful, passionate, insightful woman is nurturing, hardworking and determined — enough adjectives for you? If her time on The Voice is any insight, Alicia understands people. She is a powerful force to be reckoned with, whose empathy and understanding of the world and human beings is what America needs right now. She is educated and speaks with true feeling — when she speaks, you hear how genuine and driven she truly is. She has always spoke up when it counts. She’s hired.
Robert Downey Jr
Honestly, America needs a superhero right about now.
She may be a funny lady — but she knows how to be serious. She knows how to bring comedy in for relief — while also talking about serious issues. Her take on the elction is incredibly refreshing, saying “our differences make us strong.”
.@HillaryClinton, however this ends tonight I am so proud of you and so honored to be your friend.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) November 9, 2016
Like we said…they need a superhero. Scarlett has been the epitome of a strong female in Hollywood and actively campaigned for America to make the right choice — before the made a wrong one.
Honestly, the world would be a better place if The Avengers were looking out for us. Mark Ruffalo has been incredibly involved in the election in efforts to defeat the hate. He has been using his social media throughout to encourage voting, and to educate on the platforms — the progressive and regressive.
You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 9, 2016
Chance The Rapper
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 8, 2016
We all know that Chance The Rapper is politically aware — he was anything but quiet throughout this election, performing at Hilary’s rally and, even leading young voters to polls in Chicago. Plus, we know he can wear many hats — pun intended because, c’mon, we could use a laugh in these troubling times.
Go to my Facebook to see a video of my reaction & reflection on last nights election …. If we want Donald Trump to accept us …. We must be accepting towards his presidency & his promise to "unify" our country and "make America great" …. I leave out the "again" because this country has never been able to live up to its full potential because we've been putting up our own divided walls between each other. We don't need Trump to do that for us…. So WE must take a hammer to the bricks WE built up and be more LOVING and compassionate towards all living things! (including the planet) (p.s. Mr. Elected president….. Global warming IS real. ACCEPT THAT)
Miley loves everyone — a quality that the current *shivers* “President Of The United States” doesn’t seem to share with her. Her devotion to improving the lives of the homeless, the LGBT community and animals has been enlightening and so incredibly important.
Well they elected Donald Trump so… #Kanye2020
Lin Manuel Miranda
"This too shall pass."-My mom.
And she's never been wrong about it.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016
Just try to fight us on this one. Lin is one of the smartest, most positive people out there — and lets not forget the importance of his gender equality conversation regarding #HeForShe with Emma Watson. He changed the theatre world, he’ll change America.
I love this country, and there's more work to do than ever.
(No offense Canada) https://t.co/u9aHY1Zho4
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016
We’re not going to dignify this with a reason. She’s already queen. She may as well be president.
— Tony Goldwyn (@tonygoldwyn) October 9, 2016
He’s TV’s favourite president — although, we think he may be better than his on screen alias, President Fitz. Plus, he’s just as educated off screen as he is on. He understands Donald Trump’s dangerous ideas, and understands that a nation is about the people, not self betterment.
We all know that Demi is “with her” — and we also know there are few people as outspoken, and open as the songstress. She tells it how it is, and won’t be silenced. She stands her ground, and the way she’s used her platform to educate about mental health has been iconic and a massive help to the movement to remove mental health stigmas.
— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) November 8, 2016
Volatile times. Holding my breath.
— h (@halsey) November 9, 2016
Halsey takes no prisoners. Like Demi, she’s upfront and refuses to censor herself — and that’s what makes her badass. She understands the importance of taking hold of your future — especially if you are female. This young lady is a firecracker who would stop at nothing to better the nation.
And if ur finally eligible and voting this election be proud of yourself for contributing to your future!
— h (@halsey) November 8, 2016
#LadyGaga took her voice to the streets last night, protesting #PresidentTrump's win outside of #TrumpTower in NYC. “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where #LoveTrumpsHate,” she tweeted in the early morning after hoisting this sign into the air. Click the link in our bio to read more. ?: DOMINICK REUTER/AFP/Getty Images
I think we all know everything that Lady Gaga stands for. Equality. Love for all. Embracing what makes you different.
This icon can basically do anything. His involvement in bringing global warming issues to light displays his knowledge of serious issues, his perseverance to really talk about important problems and his dedication to bringing awareness is undeniable.
— Kehlani Updates (@YSBHDAILY) August 16, 2016
The coolest chick in R&B never censors herself, is outspoken (see a trend?) and at 21 has lived more life than most. She has a deep understanding of people and the world we live in. We have a feeling she has a lot of wisdom to share with the nation. She’d legalize weed and encourage love — and only love — for everyone.