Macaulay Culkin Joins ‘Home Alone’ Fans In Call To Edit Out Trump In Sequel: ‘Sold’

Macaulay Culkin Joins ‘Home Alone’ Fans In Call To Edit Out Trump In Sequel: ‘Sold’

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Macaulay Culkin is on board for the removal of Donald Trump’s scene from the 1992 film ‘Home Alone 2: Lost In New York’, in which the POTUS makes a small cameo.

Macaulay Culkin is in full support of digitally removing Donald Trump from the 1992 film Home Alone 2: Lost In New York. The actor, now 40, became a household name following his turn as Kevin McAllister in the iconic Christmas movie — which featured a short cameo from the POTUS. One fan of the movie tweeted, “Petition to digitally replace trump in ‘home alone 2’ with 40-year-old macaulay culkin,” to which the former child star replied, “Sold.”

Sold.

— Macaulay Culkin (@IncredibleCulk) January 13, 2021

Another fan attempted to edit Trump out of the scene, which took place in The Plaza Hotel in Midtown Manhattan. “due to popular request I have removed trump from home alone,” the fan wrote on Twitter. Macaulay responded, “Bravo.” The scene in question features Kevin McCallister walking into the hotel as he attempts to find his family. Upon walking into the luxe hotel, Kevin finds a stranger — Donald Trump, playing himself — and asks him where the lobby is. “Down the hall and to the left,” Trump tells Kevin before walking away.

Though it seems like removing him could be a difficult task, it’s certainly not impossible. In December 2019, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) removed Trump’s scene from the film entirely. It wasn’t until the day after Christmas of that year that fans and Trump supporters alike took to Twitter to share their reactions. The renewed calls to have Trump removed from the final cut of the film come just days after the horrific riots at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, and his second impeachment looming.

Donald Trump’s cameo in ‘Home Alone 2’. Image: Everett Collection

For the first time in United States history, a sitting president has been impeached twice. The 75-year-old was impeached by the House of Representatives on January 13 on one article of “incitement of insurrection” following the January 6 siege on Capitol Hill that left five people dead, and many more injured. The impeachment ruling now heads to Senate, where senators could vote to convict Trump, removing him from office.

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Applauded By Fans After Dissing Trump & Rejecting His Medal Of Freedom

Patriots Coach Bill Belichick Applauded By Fans After Dissing Trump & Rejecting His Medal Of Freedom

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NE Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick is turning down receiving the nation’s highest civilian honor from Donald Trump. Fans are applauding him for refusing the Medal of Freedom after the Capitol riots.

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick is putting his country above himself in turning down receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom — the nation’s higest civilian honor — because it would be presented to him by Donald Trump. The most winning Super Bowl HC released a statement on Jan. 11, saying that “I was flattered…out of respect for what the honor represents and admiration for prior recipients.” But Trump inciting a large group of supporters to riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 — in which five people died — has changed Bill’s mind about wanting to accept the honor from Trump, 74.

Patriots’ HC Bill Belichick will not be traveling to Washington nor accepting the Presidential Medal of Freedom, he announced today. pic.twitter.com/uvLLigFlHU

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2021

The 68-year-old continued in his statement, “Subsequently, the tragic events of last week occurred and the decision has been made not to move forward with the award. Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy. I know I also represent my family and the New England Patriots team.” Fans, sportscasters and former players applauded Belichick’s decision.

Despite being friendly, Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick has refused receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Donald Trump due to the Jan. 6 Capitol rioting he incited. Photo credit: MEGA.

Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi — who Belichick coached for 13 season — tweeted, “Proud to have played for this man…” while ESPN Sportscaster Skip Bayless shared, “Good for Bill Belichick.” Dale Arnold, who hosts Boston Bruins hockey games for the New England Sports Network wrote, “You cannot handle this better than Bill Belichick did tonight. You can be sure the players on his team love this.” Famed Harvard Law professor and Patriots fan Lawrence Tribe tweeted, “Good for him! Go Pats!!”

Proud to have played for this man…

“Above all, I am an American citizen with great reverence for our nation’s values, freedom and democracy.” – Bill Belichick

— Tedy Bruschi (@TedyBruschi) January 12, 2021

Kudos to Patriots Coach Bill Belichick, who won't accept the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Trump.

No one else should accept the Medal of Freedom from Trump.

Everyone who has already received it from Trump should return it.

Coming from Trump it is a badge of dishonor.

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) January 12, 2021

Fred Guttenberg — whose daughter Jaime died in the Parkland school massacre wrote, “In any other moment in life, I would be explaining to anyone who would listen why I hate Bill Belichick. Yes, I am a Miami Dolphins fan. Not tonight. Today I am a Bill Belichick fan. Thank you Coach for standing up for America today.” Legendary former Boston Globe sports columnist Bob Ryan tweeted, “Congratulations, Bill Belichick. You have Done The Right Thing.” The day prior when it was announced that Bill was receiving the honor, Bob wrote, “If this story about Bill Belichick accepting a Medal of Freedom from the disgraced occupant of the White House is true, he’s dead to me. Say it ain’t so, Bill. I sincerely hope this is Fake News.” 

As a sad sad sad Jets fan I’m not sure if I’m legally allowed to say a nice thing about Bill Belichick so I’ll try to even it out.

HEY BILL BELICHICK FUCK YOU AND THE PATS IN GENERAL BUT ALSO I GREATLY RESPECT YOU FOR THIS YOU SON OF A BITCH!!! https://t.co/hEYcXZf4Y6

— Philip DeFranco 👊🏻 (@PhillyD) January 12, 2021

Belichick even referenced in his statement how the Black Lives Matter movement also helped influence his decision. “One of the most rewarding things in my professional career took place in 2020 when, through the great leadership within our team, conversations about social justice, equality and human rights moved to the forefront and became actions. Continuing those efforts while remaining true to the people, team and county I love outweigh the benefits of any individual award,” he wrote.

Belichick was due to receive the honor on Jan. 14. He has had a friendly relationship with Trump over the years, as has Patriots owner Robert Kraft and former quarterback Tom Brady. Belichick and Trump have golfed together, and Trump even said he would call Belichick for battle strategy if he went to war. During an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Aug. 11, 2020, Trump said, “You know, if I ever had a military battle, I’d call up Belichick and say what do you think? What do you think? Give me a couple of ideas. And he’d be as good as any general out there.”

‘Borat 2’ Star Maria Bakalova Felt Like It Was Her ‘Duty’ To Complete Awkward Rudy Giuliani Scene

‘Borat 2’ Star Maria Bakalova Felt Like It Was Her ‘Duty’ To Complete Awkward Rudy Giuliani Scene

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Maria Bakalova revealed how she successfully pretended to be a journalist for her ‘intense’ interview with Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, in the ‘Borat’ sequel.

It was one of the most controversial scenes in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Maria Bakalova, posing as a journalist, sat down for an interview with former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani that ended in chaos. In a real interview that came out nearly three months after Borat‘s sequel film was released, the 24-year-old actress revealed how she was able to complete the awkward scene — even after Donald Trump‘s lawyer called the police.

Maria Bakalova and Sacha Baron Cohen in character as Tutar and Borat in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. (Photo Credit: Everett Collection/MEGA)

“I knew who he was. I was afraid because Rudy is a lawyer, and he is the president’s lawyer,” Maria, who played Borat’s daughter in the sequel film, told The Los Angeles Times for an interview published on Jan. 4. She continued, “I am not an American and don’t know about American politics. But I knew that as an actor, it was my duty to do this scene to save the movie.”

It also helped that Maria’s on-screen dad, Borat — AKA Sacha Baron Cohen — was also posing as a cameraman during Maria and Rudy’s interview. “I also knew that I wasn’t alone in the room because Sacha was hiding there,” Maria added. “I knew that if something happened, I could make my exit. But to be honest, my heart was definitely racing because it was an intense situation. The movie has been out for a few months, and everyone can see it and decide for themselves what to accept and believe.”

Rudy Giuliani, pictured above, was not pleased about his cameo in the Borat sequel film. (Photo Credit: AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

It wasn’t too hard for Maria to pretend to be a journalist, or Borat’s 15-year-old daughter from Kazakhstan, depending on the scene. The Bulgarian actress admitted that as she was fooling real people with her character, she believed she was Tutar herself sometimes.

“I heard Sacha say in an interview that sometimes he was confused about whether he was Borat or himself. The same was true for me. You can call it ‘Method acting!’ Quite often, I felt like I was Tutar. After a while, you think it’s a normal day in your life,” Maria told The Los Angeles Times. “You also feel so much adrenaline in your body. The excitement, the crazy rush, it’s like you are hypnotized. About half an hour later, you begin to realize what you were doing, and think to yourself, ‘Wow, that was very scary!’”

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Maria’s scene with Rudy caused a major stir after the Borat sequel was released on Amazon Prime Video in Oct. 2020. After Maria and Rudy’s interview, they headed into a room and Rudy sat on a bed, where he was pictured with his hands in his pants. Borat then barged into the room in lingerie, leading Rudy to call the police — and later, a heated exchange between Trump and Sacha after the movie’s release.

Rudy, who was not aware that Maria and Sacha were actors and thought Maria was a legitimate adult journalist, later insisted that his hand was not in his pants for inappropriate reasons. “I had to take off the electronic equipment,” Rudy said in an interview on Oct. 21. “And when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on. I leaned back, and I tucked my shirt in, and at that point, at that point, they have this picture they take which looks doctored, but in any event, I’m tucking my shirt in. I assure you that’s all I was doing.”

Andrew Kaczynski: 5 Things To Know About CNN Reporter Whose 9-Mos. Old Daughter Died Of Cancer

Andrew Kaczynski: 5 Things To Know About CNN Reporter Whose 9-Mos. Old Daughter Died Of Cancer

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Jade Boren
Evening Writer

Andrew Kaczynski was ‘heartbroken’ to reveal that his infant daughter, Francesca, passed away on Christmas Eve. Learn more about the mourning father, who is a famous figure in political journalism.

Andrew Kaczynski, 31, has tragically lost his nine-month-old daughter, Francesa, on Christmas Eve after a fight with cancer. “It’s with a very heavy heart we have to tell you that Francesca passed away last night in her mom and dad’s arms. We just posted her obituary,” the famed reporter revealed in an Instagram post on Christmas day, which included photos of Andrew with his baby girl at the hospital. Andrew shared his daughter, who was his only child, with Wall Street Journal banking reporter Rachel Louise Ensign.

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Francesa had ATRT, which is “a rare and aggressive brain tumor typically seen in children under the age of 3,” according to the donation page Andrew linked to in his daughter’s obituary that will benefit pediatric oncology and research for this type of cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Before passing away, Andrew gushed that his “Beans” was a “Brooklyn-based Sesame Street fan” who “enjoyed taking long walks around New York City and Boston, playing with her toys and balloons, attending speech therapy, and “petting” (i.e. grabbing) her cat Ryland.” Learn more about Andrew, who is now mourning the loss of his daughter:

1. Andrew is a senior editor at CNN. After joining the news outlet in Oct. 2016, Andrew launched KFile, which is the “leading investigation team for the social, mobile generation,” according to his bio page on CNN. Andrew didn’t make the move alone — his political team from Buzzfeed (Kyle Blaine, Nate McDermott and Christopher Massie) also joined CNN in 2016.

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2. The well-known journalist got his start at Buzzfeed in 2011. Andrew and his team became famous for uncovering hypocritical statements from politicians. One of his most popular pieces was an article co-authored with McDermott in 2016, which proved that Donald Trump had voiced his support for the Iraq War in an interview with Howard Stern in 2002, despite Trump’s insistence years later that he was against it. In 2013, Andrew also authored a piece that revealed Kentucky Senator Rand Paul had given speeches that appeared to be plagiarized from Wikipedia.

3. Multiple officials from Trump’s administration resigned due to research that Andrew had uncovered. Andrew’s journalism had major impact. Andrew and his KFile team uncovered Trump administration’s former top appointee, Carl Higbie, making “racist, sexist, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments” for a CNN piece in 2018, which led him to resign shortly afterwards. Other officials of Trump’s — Jamie JohnsonChristine BausermanWilliam Bradford and Todd Johnson — also resigned after Andrew and his team “looked into them,” according to the Washington Post.

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4. Andrew’s Twitter is famous, too. Andrew’s Twitter page has been ranked in lists for Time magazine, Daily Beast and New York Magazine between 2013-2014. He has over 392,000 followers at the moment.

5. The reporter made Forbes’ coveted “30 Under 30” list. Andrew was one of the journalists recognized in Forbes‘ “30 Under 30” media list in 2018.

Lil Pump Blasts Eminem In Instagram Rant: You’re ‘Lame As Hell’ & Nobody’s ‘Listening To You’

Lil Pump Blasts Eminem In Instagram Rant: You’re ‘Lame As Hell’ & Nobody’s ‘Listening To You’

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Lil Pump randomly put Eminem on blast in an Instagram rant, calling out the iconic rapper for apparently being ‘lame as hell’ and being ‘old.’ Is he trying to start a feud?

One day after claiming he’s the “new Michael Jackson,” Lil Pump took a swipe at another music icon. The “Gucci Gang” rapper called out Eminem in a bizarre rant on his Instagram Story, calling him “lame as hell,” and dubbing him “old,” among other things. “Ay, f**k Eminem, you is lame as hell, ain’t nobody listening to your old ass,” Lil Pump says in the December 24 clip, which you can watch below. “You lame as f**k, b*tch! I woke up on bullsh*t today, I’m back on my f**k sh*t.”

 

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It’s unclear what prompted Lil Pump, 20, to lash out at Slim Shady. Eminem, 48, has yet to respond, and some detractors on Instagram think that Lil Pump’s just trying to get a rise out of him — and a mention on a future diss track. The dream, right? As one person put it on Instagram, Lil Pump “knows the affiliation with Trump got him no clout so now wants to bring up one of the GOATs to be relevant again. This guy is a joke.”

Fans were furious when Lil Pump publicly endorsed Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. The rapper even attended two campaign rallies for the president in November, the first in Miami. The next day, Trump brought him along to another rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lil Pump got up onstage, wearing a red MAGA cap, and told the world he was voting for Trump (who called him “Lil Pimp”).

Lil Pump, Eminem (AP)

He may need to hold his breath when it comes to a potential diss track. Eminem literally just released a track apologizing to Rihanna for blasting her on an unreleased 2009 song. In the leaked song, Em had rapped that he “sided” with Chris Brown, who had just been convicted of mercilessly beating Rihanna at the Grammys. In his new track off Music To Be Murdered By, “Zeus,” Eminem pleads with Rihanna: “But, me, long as I re-promise to be honest / And wholeheartedly, apologies, Rihanna / For that song that leaked, I’m sorry, Ri / It wasn’t meant to cause you grief / Regardless, it was wrong of me.”

Alex Moffat Debuts As Joe Biden On ‘SNL’ While ‘Mike Pence’ Mistakenly Drops Trousers To Get COVID Vaccine

Alex Moffat Debuts As Joe Biden On ‘SNL’ While ‘Mike Pence’ Mistakenly Drops Trousers To Get COVID Vaccine

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Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris and Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani also made their returns to the cold open, hours after Jim Carrey confirmed he won’t be returning as Biden.

Alex Moffat, 36, has taken over the role of President-elect Joe Biden, 78. The Saturday Night Live cast member played Joe just hours after Jim Carrey, 58, confirmed he wrapped his stint for the season. Alex’s Joe appeared several minutes into the hilarious cold open, which opened with VP ‘Mike Pence‘ played by Beck Bennett ready to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Pence rocked a short sleeve shirt, he claimed, to show off his bulging muscles. While it appeared he wore the shirt for the vaccine, Beck’s VP was seemingly confused as he went to remove his trousers presumably for a shot back there.

Alex Moffat took over the role of Joe Biden on the Dec. 19 episode of ‘SNL. (NBC)

“Before we begin, I just want to assure the American people that the vaccine is safe and harmless. Which is why Donald Trump refused to be here…he sent me to be his…,” he trailed off, as the nurse finished his sentence. “Human shield?” the nurse enquired, prompting SNL‘s Biden to note, “That’s exactly what he sent me.” He went on, “You probably noticed I’m wearing short sleeves — I’ve been lifting weights in my driveway like Kevin Spacey in American Beauty.” Maya Rudolph‘s Kamala Harris then returned, explaining she was allowed into the White House because she “got more votes.”

Get in here, Joe. pic.twitter.com/U9EScBho5V

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 20, 2020

“I guess you and Joe will be in here soon IF those election results work out!” Beck’s Pence went on, as Alex then made his unexpected debut. “You look different somehow?” someone on stage inquired, taking a jab at the recast. “I’m like Colonel Sanders. A different guy every time!” Alex’s Joe reasoned, making reference Mario Lopez’s recent KFC film on Lifetime. “You’re about to have a real leader again. The most diverse cabinet in the history of American politics,” he added. Of course, the sketch wouldn’t be complete without a quick appearance by Kate McKinnon‘s Rudy Giuliani, who once again gave an excuse for having his hands down his pants.

Earlier today, Jim Carrey confirmed he wouldn’t be reprising his role as Joe Biden via Twitter. “Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks,I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy’s highest call of duty,” the Canadian born star posted on Dec. 19. “I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!” he added.

"How did you even get into The White House?"

"I won more votes." pic.twitter.com/boCAj5ZCIj

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 20, 2020

A source confirmed to us hours later that the show “loved” Jim’s Joe but knew it was only going to be for a short run. “Season 46 is now looking for their new 46. Lorne and the producers loved Jim Carrey in the role of Joe Biden and always expected that they were only going to have him for a limited time,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife. “Lorne has been looking to see if they could get another big-name celeb to take on the role but with Covid restrictions that has become much harder than originally expected,” they added.

Our insider went on to name some likely replacements, including Alex. “So to get someone from the current cast to do it is now the next best option,” the source continued. “Beck Bennett is in the driver’s seat to get the part as he has been practicing being Biden. They have also considered Alex Moffat and Mikey Day to do it, but Beck is the frontrunner,” they added.

Hunter Biden: 5 Things To Know About Joe’s Son Under Investigation For His ‘Tax Affairs’

Hunter Biden: 5 Things To Know About Joe’s Son Under Investigation For His ‘Tax Affairs’

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After years of attacks by the Trump administration, Hunter Biden has announced that he is now being investigated for ‘tax affairs’. Here’s what you need to know about Joe Biden’s son.

The younger son of President-Elect Joe Biden has made headlines through the years for his partying, relationships, and business dealings. Now, Hunter Biden, 50, is back in the news after announcing on December 9 that he’s under investigation for his “tax affairs” by federal prosecutors in Delaware. Here’s what you should know about Hunter:

1. He’s being investigated by the DOJ for “tax” reasons. “I learned yesterday for the first time that the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware advised my legal counsel, also yesterday, that they are investigating my tax affairs,” Hunter said in a statement. “I take this matter very seriously but I am confident that a professional and objective review of these matters will demonstrate that I handled my affairs legally and appropriately, including with the benefit of professional tax advisors.” Hunter, a lawyer, did not reveal any details about the probe, and the Justice Department has said they do not comment on open cases.

2. He married to Melissa Cohen after six days of dating. Hunter and Melissa, 34, quietly wed in Los Angeles in May 2019 — a complete shock, as the public didn’t know about their relationship. That’s not surprising, considering they had only been together for six days. The couple married at Melissa’s apartment in front of friends, and broke the news to their families later, following it up by getting matching tattoos. “I instantly fell in love with her. And then I’ve fallen in love with her more every day,” Hunter told ABC News in 2019. Melissa is a South African activist who co-owns a business in Los Angeles called Tribal Worlds, whose mission is to “promote indigenous conservation.” They welcomed a son in March 2020.

Hunter Biden, wife Melissa Cohen, and their son greet Joe Biden onstage after he wins the 2020 election, 11/7/20 (AP)

3. He struggled with addiction. Hunter signed up to join the Navy Reserve, but was discharged after he tested positive for cocaine in Feb. 2014. “It was the honor of my life to serve in the U.S. Navy, and I deeply regret and am embarrassed that my actions led to my administrative discharge. I respect the Navy’s decision. With the love and support of my family, I’m moving forward,” Hunter said in a statement to CNN.

4. He’s a favorite target of Donald Trump. Prior to the 2020 election, President Trump attempted to smear Joe Biden by painting Hunter as corrupt. In late 2019, while Trump was being investigated for a quid pro quo deal with the president of Ukraine, his camp started to drum up controversy about Hunter’s business dealings with Ukrainian company Burisma. Nothing ever came from it. He’s frequently brought up Hunter’s substance addiction, as well.

Hunter Biden waits in the audience during father Joe Biden’s presidential debate, 10/11/12 (AP)

5. He dated sister-in-law Hallie Biden after divorcing his 1st wife. The couple started a romantic relationship in March 2017, two years after her husband — and Hunter’s brother — Beau Biden, tragically passed away from brain cancer. Despite the complicated family dynamics with their relationship, the couple made it work for two years before their May 2019 split. “Hallie Biden and I are incredibly lucky to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time, and that’s been obvious to the people who love us most,” Hunter told Page Six in a statement in March 2017. “We’ve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way.” The couple have not commented on their breakup thus far.

Hunter and his ex-wife, Kathleen Biden finalized their divorce in April 2017 after separating in 2015. While the split was apparently amicable, the proceedings were messy. Hunter was a no-show to court, and Kathleen was seen sobbing outside the courthouse after telling the judge why she and Hunter wanted a divorce after 22 years of marriage. Kathleen and Hunter have three children together: Finnegan, Maisy and Naomi, named after Hunter and Beau’s late sister. Hallie had two children with Beau before he passed away: Natalie and Hunter.

Donald Trump Mocked For Abruptly Leaving Oval Office After Dan Gable’s Grandkids Lay All Over Floor

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Legendary wrestler Dan Gable appeared to be at a loss for words when President Donald Trump left him and his family in the Oval Office shortly after presenting him with the Medal of Freedom, and Twitter took notice.

President Donald Trump, 74, caused mayhem on Twitter after he abruptly left the Oval Office not too long after presenting Dan Gable, 72, one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, with the impressive Medal of Freedom on Dec. 7. During the ceremony, Trump made a speech about Gable and all his achievements as the two-time NCAA Division I national champion and a big group of his family members, including his energetic grandkids who laid on the floor at one point, stood beside him and listened. After the medal was placed around Gable’s neck, Trump answered a few questions from reporters about the status of Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani‘s health after he was diagnosed with COVID-19 before he thanked Gable and his family and walked out of the office.

Donald Trump leaving the Oval Office after presenting wrestler Dan Gable with the Medal of Freedom. (AP)

Once videos of Trump’s exit made their way around Twitter, users were quick to mock him for the awkward moment, which caused Gable to lift his hands up and shrug in confusion. “This is unreal. Trump abruptly walked out of Dan Gable’s Medal of Freedom ceremony today, leaving Gable shrugging and at a complete loss about what he was supposed to do,” one tweet read.

Today @realDonaldTrump wandered out of his own office and left Medal of Freedom recipient, Dan Gable, standing there with no clue what to do.

"More Presidential than anyone in history." pic.twitter.com/S5b2FLPWoZ

— KevinlyFrauder 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather) December 8, 2020

“We have officially hit an all time low… Trump wandered out of his own office and left Medal of Freedom recipient — Dan Gable — standing there wondering what to do next. What a selfish person… I’m embarrassed for him. This is pathetic right, it’s not just me?” another read.

Dan Gable speaks at his Medal of Freedom ceremony as one of his grandchildren lays on the floor of the Oval Office on Dec. 7. (MEGA)

“Today @realDonaldTrump wandered out of his own office and left Medal of Freedom recipient, Dan Gable, standing there with no clue what to do. ‘More Presidential than anyone in history’,” a third user shared.

In addition to Trump’s abrupt exit during Gable’s ceremony, another moment that caused controversy on social media was when he boasted about his own political record while listing Gable’s achievements. “He won 117 consecutive [wrestling] matches and lost only one, well you know, in politics, I won two. So I’m 2-0. And that’s pretty good too,” Trump said during his speech. Twitter users immediately clapped back with tweets reminding their followers that Joe Biden has been announced the President-elect, which would leave Trump with just one win.

While presenting the Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable, Trump brags about Gable's record but then lies and says, "in politics, I won two. So I'm 2-0. And that's pretty good too." (Trump lost the election to Joe Biden.) pic.twitter.com/NdndtshS8D

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 7, 2020

“These moments where he speaks off the cuff in public must be the most cringe-worthy, uncomfortable periods in the history of the White House. This man has zero control of himself,” one user wrote in response to Trump’s words.

“Wow. He is absolutely delusional. Maybe he meant 0-2. Since he has never won a popular vote,” another pointed out.

Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani Claims Election ‘Was Stolen By A Level Of Trickery Not Seen By Houdini’ On ‘SNL’

Kate McKinnon’s Rudy Giuliani Claims Election ‘Was Stolen By A Level Of Trickery Not Seen By Houdini’ On ‘SNL’

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Cecily Strong also returned as Rudy’s star witness Melissa Carone, complete with a cocktail in hand — which she alleged was the ‘vaccine’ for COVID-19!

Kate McKinnon, 36, slayed in Saturday Night Live‘s cold open as former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani, 76! Rep. Matt Hall called the senate to order (and one of the “great horrors” of his life) as the Michigan hearing started. “It’s great to be in the court room where I’m not the defendant…honestly, I’m just happy to be in doors…as my associate will explain, this was stolen was by a level of trickery not seen in Houdini,” Kate’s Rudy declared.

Melissa Carone, everyone. pic.twitter.com/TcZytbDzNL

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 6, 2020

“But we’re going to turn this over in states like Georgia-valynia, North de Canada…but today I’ve got some highly intelligent, barely intoxicated individuals to tell the truth,” he went on, seemingly confused by the names of the states he’s ‘investigating.’ First up? Cecily Strong as Melissa Carone, who went viral for her testimony last week. “I promise to tell my whole story and nothing but my story…I have been threatened. I’m not lying, I’ve signed an after-David…that’s right. David signed, then I signed,” she explained to the confused room. Of course, the real-life Michigan hearings happened earlier this week amidst allegations Donald Trump, 74, is making about voter fraud in the election after Joe Biden, 78, won.

Heidi Gardner‘s witness then appeared with a bizarre confession of her own. “Well your honor, I’m not proud of this — but see, I ate ballots,” she revealed, puzzling the room once again. “That’s right, I didn’t mean to — but the demo-crats pulled up at lunch time with a food truck and it was full of ballot pizza, ballot sandwiches, ballot spaghetti,” she added. We’re going to guess that didn’t go down very well on the stomach.

Cecily Strong made her return to the ‘SNL’ stage alongside Kate McKinnon.

Cecily’s Melissa then came back to blame the “dominion” for cheating. “Well, for starters, they cheated me out of my cheesy bread,” she claimed, as others pointed out she appeared to be confused between Domino’s Pizza and the dominion. As if that wasn’t enough, she pulled out a martini while on the stand — claiming it was actually the COVID-19 “vaccine.” Kate’s Rudy didn’t seem to mind with her glass of scotch, noting that she’s gotta drink every 15 minutes or will “explode.” For a final witness, “Nicole Kidman” appeared as her character from The Undoing (actually Chloe Fineman) in defense of her on-screen husband Hugh Grant, who she said was “too hot” and “too white” to be guilty.”

Jim Carrey‘s Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph‘s Kamala Harris have also been nailing the political segments on Saturday Night Live! The pair been epic since the October premiere of SNL, nailing their impressions of the now President-elect and Vice President-elect. The duo were front and center in the last episode of the sketch series, which happened mere hours after the real-life Joe and Kamala’s historic win. “I honestly kinda can’t [believe I won]. It’s been so long since something good happened…we kept edging closer and closer, it was like having sex with Sting! I’ve never felt so alive and I’m barely alive,” Jim’s Joe joked, humble as ever.

Impressively, SNL recreated the real Kamala’s all-white suit for the sketch! The chic outfit was a nod to the Suffrage movement, which hit its 100th anniversary this year. “Like Joe, I am humbled and honored to be the first female — yes — the first Black, the first Indian American, and the first bi-racial Vice President,” Maya’s Kamala declared, going on to slay with a hilarious (and on-point) joke. “If any of that terrifies you, I don’t give a funt. My husband is also Jewish and the first second husband, so between us, we check more boxes than a disqualified ballot,” she added, referencing Kamala’s husband Doug Emhoff.

Joe Biden Twists His Ankle While Playing With His Dog & Fans Send Love On Twitter

Joe Biden Twists His Ankle While Playing With His Dog & Fans Send Love On Twitter

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Joe Biden reportedly twisted his ankle this weekend while playing with his German Shepherd, Major, and is getting checked out by an orthopedist ‘out of an abundance of caution’.

Joe Biden, 78, had a little mishap while taking part in a fun activity with his dog and now Twitter is sending him love. The president-elect was playing with his German Shepherd, Major on Saturday, Nov. 28, when he ended up twisting his ankle, his team said, according to TMZ. No further details about the injury were released, but he is apparently set to get checked out by an orthopedist “out of an abundance of caution” on Sunday.

Reporters weren’t allowed to see Joe going in or out of the doctor’s office, per his team’s request, the outlet further reported.

Soon after news of the injury made its way on social media, Joe’s supporters took to Twitter to post their well wishes to him through kind words and light-hearted jokes. “Sending positive thoughts to our President-elect @JoeBiden for a speedy recovery from an ankle injury!” one tweet read. “If one must twist an ankle, this is the way to do it. Heal up quickly, 46! @JoeBiden,” another read.

Sending positive thoughts to our President-elect @JoeBiden for a speedy recovery from an ankle injury!

— ༺🦋༻ᗰᗩƳᖇᗩ༺🦋༻ (@LepapillonBlu) November 29, 2020

If one must twist an ankle, this is the way to do it.💙🐶
Heal up quickly, 46! @JoeBiden

— Reese (@econdevgirl) November 29, 2020

 

“Prayers to you Mr. President-Elect @JoeBiden for quick healing to your ankle. No fault Major, we love you @First_Dogs_USA,” a third user tweeted while a fourth wrote, “The fact that Joe Biden slipped and twisted his ankle while playing with his dog makes me love him even more than I already did.” Another shared a similar sentiment when they tweeted, “While playing with his dog. Besides his twisted ankle I could not love this more. I hope your ankle heals soon.”

Prayers to you Mr. President-Elect @JoeBiden for quick healing to your ankle. No fault Major, we love you @First_Dogs_USA

— Wear A Mask = Save Lives (@RBG4ever87) November 29, 2020

While playing with his dog 😍😩 Besides his twisted ankle I could not love this more. I hope your ankle heals soon @JoeBiden 💕 https://t.co/zNUUd8a6c5

— Alison (@ByAllyT) November 29, 2020

Joe’s ankle injury comes after it was announced that his dog, Major, will be the first rescue dog to ever live in the White House when he starts his presidential term in Jan. Major, who can be seen in the video below, is one of two German Shepherds Joe and his wife Jill Biden, 69, own and they adopted him from the Delaware Humane Society in 2018. Their other dog, Champ, has been with them since 2008.

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Joe has publicly showed his love for his two pooches on social media many times in the past, including on Aug. 26, International Dog Day, in 2019. “Happy #InternationalDogDay from Major and camera-shy Champ!” he tweeted along with a pic of him and Jill smiling with the sweet boys. He also shared a pic of him and one of his dogs in a presidential campaign ad just days before the election with a caption that read, “Let’s put dogs back in the White House.”

Since President Donald Trump has no pets, Joe’s dogs will be the first pets back in the White House since Barack Obama‘s dogs, Bo and Sunny, lived there during his two presidential terms from 2009-2016.

Janet Hubert Admits Decades-Long Feud With Will Smith Felt Like ‘Being In Prison For 27 Years’

Janet Hubert Admits Decades-Long Feud With Will Smith Felt Like ‘Being In Prison For 27 Years’

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The actress who originally played Aunt Viv on ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reveals what it feels like to finally end her bitter war of words with her TV nephew.

For nearly three decades Janet Hubert, 64, has been trying to salvage her reputation. Now, after HBO Max premiered its Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reunion special, she feels like a wrongfully convicted murderer who has finally succeeded in convincing the world that she’s innocent. Since it started streaming on Nov. 19, fans have watched as Janet hugged and shed tears with her former on-screen nephew, Will Smith, finally putting to bed a lengthy, bitter feud.

“People keep asking, ‘How do you feel?’” Janet says. “And I [say], ‘Like a person who’s been in prison for 27 years, who knew they didn’t rob the bank; who knew they didn’t kill or murder that person and everybody has accused you.’”

Will Smith and Janet Hubert delighted fans by reconciling on HBO Max’s ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ reunion special. (AP/Splash News)

It gets better. Not only does Janet feel a sense of peace, the reconciliation that she and Will, 52, had in front of the camera wasn’t just for show. Since they reconnected back in September the actress says they’ve remained in contact.

“Will and I have been corresponding and texting back and forth. It’s just wonderful to have this weight, this albatross from around my neck that was only put there by the media, the cast, talk show hosts,” she tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY.

Janet has good reason to be upset, to “despise fame.” When The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air burst on to the scene in 1990 it was a huge hit. While it turned a young rapper from Philly into a bankable, Oscar-nominated Hollywood star, it brought Janet – an acclaimed Broadway actress – worldwide exposure and legions of fans. As Will’s on-screen Aunt Viv, she was poised and elegant, boasted a perfect bone structure, quick wit and a sharp tongue. She didn’t suffer fools and could slay her enemies with a cold glare.

But she was fun too. The fictional college professor who lived in Bel-Air with her lawyer husband and their three children, could get down with the best of them and was willing to whip off her earrings to fight if she had to.

The original ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ cast, including Janet Hubert and Will Smith. (NBC Studios/The Everett Collection)

Then, she was gone. From Season 4 onwards, actress Daphne Maxwell Reid took on the role. “The misconception of me was that I was haughty, difficult, wanted to be the star of the show,” Janet said on the reunion special. That bad reputation haunted her and she lost everything, including her home.

The truth, Janet says, was far different. In reality, she said on the HBO Max reunion, she’d only been offered a 10-week contract that prohibited her from working for anyone else. It was a deal that she couldn’t afford to take. She also said that she was “banished” to her dressing room between takes because she didn’t laugh at Will’s jokes. For his part, on the reunion special he seemed stunned to find out that, pregnant and in an unhappy marriage, she was facing her own challenges. Laughing and joking on set was not at the forefront of her mind.

When Janet Hubert left the show, Daphne Maxwell Reid (right) took on the role of Aunt Viv. (NBC Studios/The Everett Collection)

But the myth of Janet being difficult to work with persisted until very recently and it was this that partly prompted her to set the wheels in motion that led to the reconciliation. During an August 2020 interview on the Hip Hop Uncensored podcast, Joseph Marcell (who played Geoffrey, the British butler on the show) said that, while he “respected” Janet, she struggled to accept that Will was the sitcom’s star. “I feel that perhaps Janet was not able to deal with that,” he said.

“[That] really put me in hell,” Janet says of the interview, “and I was trying to understand why he did it.” Around the same time she found out about the HBO Max special. She wrote to the network and to Red Table Talk, the Facebook Watch show that Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, daughter Willow and mother-in-law Adrienne Banfield-Norris co-host. The actress had a challenge.

“I said, ‘Either you sit down with me and the cast sit down with me and we clear this, because only you and I, Will, know what really happened… or shut up for the rest of your life about it because I’m tired of it and I’m not going to serve…another 30-year sentence for something that I did not do.’”

To her surprise Will and his team actually wanted her on the reunion special. Within a day of getting that information Janet was on a plane from her home in New Jersey to film the reunion in Los Angeles.

Janet tweeted about the reunion show after it premiered on HBO Max on Nov. 19. (Twitter)

Looking back on their feud Janet believes that “a lot of misunderstanding” was created by she and Will not “being able to sit down and talk honestly.” “Power can really make you, sometimes close your ears,” she says. “All one thinks about when one has power over everyone’s life is maybe themselves. And he owned that and I respect that, highly.”

In a bittersweet twist the reunion that was 27 years in the making could have happened back in 2009 when Janet says she reached out to Will to make peace. It was a message he said was not passed on to him. This year, however, the time was right.

“He’s a different person and I’m a different person and I want healing,” Janet says. “It’s 2020 and after the evils of President Donald Trump, four years of that, and COVID, I don’t want this ugly in my life anymore.” Or, as she put it at the end of a Nov. 19 tweet after the show premiered, “Life is too short.”

Ed Norton Calls Out ‘Whiny, Sulky’ & ‘Vindictive’ Trump For Refusing To Concede: He’s A ‘Bully’

Ed Norton Calls Out ‘Whiny, Sulky’ & ‘Vindictive’ Trump For Refusing To Concede: He’s A ‘Bully’

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Ed Norton didn’t hold back while listing out the reasons why Donald Trump’s corruption runs deeper than just wanting to ‘make his base happy.’ The actor called him ‘whiny and vindictive.’

Ed Norton called out Donald Trump on Twitter in a scathing seven-tweet rant, condemning the president’s behavior after the 2020 election was called for Joe Biden. Calling him “whiny, sulky, and petulant,” Norton attacked Trump’s “desperate endgame” and shared some political insights he had learned from his father, a former federal prosecutor. “He taught me a lot and I’ve also sat a fair amount of poker [with] serious players, and l’ll say this: I do not think Trump is trying to ‘make his base happy’ or ‘laying the groundwork for his own network’ or that ‘chaos is what he loves,’” Norton tweeted. “The core of it is that he knows he’s in deep, multi-dimensional legal jeopardy and this defines his every action.”

…or that ‘chaos is what he loves’. The core of it is that he knows he’s in deep, multi-dimensional legal jeopardy & this defines his every action. We’re seeing 1) a tactical delay of the transition to buy time for coverup & evidence suppression 2) above all, a desperate endgame

— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020

His ‘turn card’ bluff will be an escalation & his ‘River card’ bluff could be really ugly. But they have to be called. We cannot let this mobster bully the USA into a deal to save his ass by threatening our democracy. THAT is his play. But he’s got junk in his hand. So call him.

— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020

Biden won the presidential election on November 7 after four exhausting days of ballot counting. Trump has refused to concede, and is actively pursuing lawsuits in a number of states, including Michigan and Pennsylvania where he alleges that widespread voter fraud occurred. Biden won more votes than any other presidential candidate in United States history, and there is no evidence of voter fraud. Trump is now actively rejecting the results of an election he lost fair and square and attempting a coup.

“We’re seeing 1) a tactical delay of the transition to buy time for coverup and evidence suppression. 2) above all, a desperate endgame which is to create enough chaos and anxiety about peaceful transfer of power, & fear of irreparable damage to the system, that he can cut a Nixon-style deal in exchange for finally conceding,” Norton tweeted. He compared it to Trump being dealt a bad hand of cards. Americans need to call his bluff.

But his contemptible, treasonous, seditious assault on the stability of our political compact isn’t about 2024, personal enrichment or anything else other than trying to use chaos & threat to the foundation of the system as leverage to trade for a safe exit. Call. His. Bluff.

— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020

Faith in the strength of our sacred institutions & founding principles is severely stretched…but they will hold. They will. He’s leaving, gracelessly & in infamy. But if we trade for it, give him some brokered settlement, we’ll be vulnerable to his return. We can’t flinch.

— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) November 20, 2020

 

Norton really didn’t mince words when he went on to describe Trump as “a whiny, sulky, petulant, Grinchy, vindictive little 10-ply-super-soft b***h who no doubt is just throwing a wicked pout fest and trying to give a tiny-hand middle finger to the whole country for pure spite, without a single thought for the dead and dying… His contemptible, treasonous, seditious assault on the stability of our political compact isn’t about 2024, personal enrichment or anything else other than trying to use chaos and threat to the foundation of the system as leverage to trade for a safe exit.”

Ed Norton, President Donald Trump (AP Images)

The Fight Club star concluded by stressing that although Trump will be out of the White House in January — even if he goes kicking and screaming — Americans shouldn’t let their guard down. If we “give him some brokered settlement, we’ll be vulnerable to his return. We can’t flinch,” he tweeted.

Barack Obama Jokes That Navy Seals Can Be ‘Sent In’ To Remove Donald Trump From The White House On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Barack Obama Jokes That Navy Seals Can Be ‘Sent In’ To Remove Donald Trump From The White House On ‘Jimmy Kimmel’







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Barack Obama proved he knows how to use a Navy Seal team when it came to taking out Osama Bin Laden. Now he’s joking that the elite soldiers might be needed to remove Donald Trump from the White House.

Despite the 2020 presidential election being called for Joe Biden on Nov. 7, Donald Trump is still refusing to concede and making false claims of voter fraud. His predecessor President Barack Obama is now joking about what it will take to get Trump to leave the White House if he refuses to go willingly come Jan. 20, 2021, which is Biden’s inauguration date. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Nov. 19, Jimmy Kimmel asked the former POTUS if there was “a place somebody could hide in the White House if they knew they were going to be removed” — and Obama’s response was hysterical. “Well, I think we can send some navy seals in to dig him out,” he replied.

Then-President Obama famously used the Navy’s Seal Team Six to carry out the raid on terrorist Osama bin Laden‘s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011, killing the 9-11 mastermind. While Trump of course isn’t a murderous foreign terrorist, some are beginning to wonder legitimately what will happen if he refuses to commit to a peaceful transition of power, as all presidents have done throughout history. So far Trump has done all he can to obstruct and delay any transition to Biden’s team, and continues to make denials that Biden won the election. Even former First Lady Michelle Obama has begged Trump to honor the respectful transition of power.

So that’s why his new book is so long! 🤣🤣🤣 @BarackObama on Kimmel tonight! pic.twitter.com/hhxTE0qBIj

— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) November 19, 2020

Obama appeared on Kimmel to promote his memoir A Promised Land. Jimmy noted that the book is 701 pages long, and asked if the 58-year-old did that on purpose to that the infamously reading-averse Trump wouldn’t pick it up. “You know I don’t think it would have had to be 700 pages,” for that to happen, Obama joked in return.

This marked the first stop on our 44th president’s  video book tour for his memoir, showing us what a dignified, intelligent and humorous POTUS we had for two terms. During his interview with Kimmel, Obama cracked jokes, told stories about his eight years of life in the White House and got asked the question if he and Michelle “made love” on the night the of the successful raid that killed bin Laden. Oh yeah, Jimmy went there!

Barack Obama got in some zingers towards his presidential successor Donald Trump during an appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live.’ Photo courtesy: AP Images.

Obama’s memoir went on sale on Nov. 17, 2020 and should be heading straight to the top of the non-fiction best-sellers list for some time to come. His wife Michelle’s memoir Becoming was the top selling book of 2018 after only 15 days on the market, moving two million copies in just over two weeks following its release on Nov. 13, 2018. Within five months it had gone on to sell over 10 million copies worldwide, and became one of the best selling memoirs of all time. While that is a hard act to follow, Barack Obama is probably one of the only people alive whose memoir could overtake wife Michelle’s monster numbers. What a power couple!

 

50 Cent Claims Trump Campaign Offered Him $1M For Support After Alleging Lil Wayne Accepted Cash Deal

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The Trump campaign was willing to pay a pretty penny for 50 Cent’s support, the rapper alleged on ‘The View’ — and claimed that Lil Wayne took the deal.

50 Cent doubled down on his claim that Lil Wayne was paid off by the Trump campaign during his November 18 appearance on The View, claiming that he was offered money to support the president, as well. “I think the timing of it — for me, they offered $500,000 and went up to $1 million to attend the inauguration,” the rapper, 45, said. “In Wayne’s case, they were looking for people to publicly support [Donald Trump] in different ways.”

The For Life star believes that Trump asking for his support was “absolutely” an attempt by the Trump campaign to gain the Black male vote before the November 2020 presidential election, doubling down on what he said on The Breakfast Club the day prior: “[Trump] was needing it for the same reasons you see now,” Fiddy told Charlamagne Tha God. “He participated with different artists for the Black vote. And I’m going, ‘nah, I ain’t gonna put myself in that position.’ Cause I don’t know what I’d have to do to recover from that.”

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He got a small taste of what that would’ve been like when he seemingly endorsed Trump on Instagram prior to the election by bashing Joe Biden‘s tax plans. He quickly recanted and clarified that he was voting for Biden after massive backlash from fans — and his ex-girlfriend, Chelsea Handler. Chelsea told 50 Cent that he used to be her “favorite ex,” and would sleep with him again if he’d denounce Trump. He immediately tweeted, “F**k Donald Trump, I never liked him.”

Wayne shocked his fans by posing for a photo with Trump, which he posted to Twitter on October 29. He touted Trump’s “Platinum Plan,” which would allegedly provide $500 billion in capital to Black communities. Wayne was roundly skewered after sending the tweet. Some fans speculated that it was the reason he and girlfriend Denise Bidot split. His daughter, Reginae Carter, publicly supported Biden.

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And Fiddy joked that Wayne should get Trump to bail him out of jail when he was pressed with federal firearm charges. HollywoodLife has reached out to the Trump campaign and Lil Wayne’s rep for comment on this story, but did not hear back as of press time.

Suri Cruise, 14 & Friends Cheer For Joe Biden’s Win On The Streets Of NYC After Historic Election

Suri Cruise, 14 & Friends Cheer For Joe Biden’s Win On The Streets Of NYC After Historic Election

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Suri Cruise, the teenage daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, was among the thousands of New Yorkers who took to the streets after Joe Biden’s triumph over Donald Trump.

It’s clear that Katie Holmes is raising her teenage daughter Suri Cruise with great morals! The 14-year-old, who has spent all of her life in the public eye, took to the streets of New York City on November 7 to celebrate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ historic win. She was joined by her friends, who were among the thousands that celebrated Donald Trump‘s defeat with an impromptu party that lit up all corners of the city.

Suri Cruise takes to the streets of New York following Joe Biden’s win. Image: SplashNews

The teen rocked a pink top which was left unbuttoned around her midsection, along with dark wash jeans, white sneakers, and a blue protective face mask. In photos from the day, she was seen raising her hand in the air triumphantly, as she celebrate alongside thousands of other New Yorkers.

Later than evening, Joe and Kamala both delivered rousing speeches in front of a sea of supporters in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware.“We’re reminded tonight of those who fought so hard for so many years to make this happen. Once again America has bent the arc of the universe more toward justice,” Joe said. He also acknowledged that the African American community played a major role in helping him get elected. He said they’ve “always” had his back, so he’ll have theirs, too.

Suri Cruise is regularly spotted out-and-about in New York City. Image: SplashNews

Joe went on to promise he would unify the country and work on a plan to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic which has affected the US for most of 2020. “This is the time to heal in America … That [COVID-19] plan will be built on bedrock science. It will be constructed out of compassion, empathy and concern.” He added, “I am a proud democrat but I will govern as an American President,” he further promised, and added, “We will lead not only by the example of our power but by the power of our example … I believe in the possibilities of this country. We’re always looking ahead, ahead to an America that’s freer and more just.”

Jim Carrey’s ‘Joe Biden’ Shades Alec Baldwin’s ‘Donald Trump As A ‘Loser’ In Iconic ‘Ace Ventura’ Voice

Jim Carrey’s ‘Joe Biden’ Shades Alec Baldwin’s ‘Donald Trump As A ‘Loser’ In Iconic ‘Ace Ventura’ Voice

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Jim Carrey threw it back to one of his most iconic roles ever during this ‘SNL’ cold open, while Alec Baldwin played Donald Trump for what’s likely his final appearance.

SNL never fails to impress, but the first episode back since Joe Biden and Kamala Harris‘ historic win was one for the books! Just hours after the Joe and Kamala were named President-elect and VP-elect, and made victory speeches, SNL whipped together a cold open that hilariously spoofed the entire thing. “I honestly kinda can’t [believe I won]. It’s been so long since something good happened…we kept edging closer and closer, it was like having sex with Sting! I’ve never felt so alive and I’m barely alive,” Jim Carrey’s Joe joked.

Let's check in on the president's concession speech. pic.twitter.com/3If4UzQeXw

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 8, 2020

Maya Rudolph‘s Kamala Harris was right by his side, in a near-identical white suit to the Carolina Herrera one the real Kamala rocked. “Like Joe, I am humbled and honored to be the first female — yes — the first Black, the first Indian American, and the first bi-racial Vice President,” Maya’s Kamala said, perfectly copying her voice and intonation. “If any of that terrifies you, I don’t give a funt. My husband is also Jewish and the first second husband, so between us, we check more boxes than a disqualified ballot,” she joked, before jamming out to a hip hop song with Joe.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' victory speeches. pic.twitter.com/DRnMCeoqlh

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 8, 2020

Alec Baldwin‘s Trump then popped in for a less-than-factual concession speech, where he appeared to be confused about whether votes being counted would help in his favor. “Of course they’re trying to steal the election! Stop the count! Stop the count…oh we’re behind! Count all the votes!…look at all that red!” he said, pointing to a very red looking map.

“Unlike President Trump, we do accept the results,” Jim’s Joe responded, before epically borrowing from his iconic Ace Ventura character. “We aren’t mad at them!…This is one of those situations in life where there must be a winner and a LOOOOOSER,” he hilariously added, clearly referencing the ’90s classic. To boot, he and Maya’s Kamala held up “L’s with their hands, really driving home the point.

Alec Baldwin plays Donald Trump in what is likely one of his final appearances playing Trump on ‘SNL’. (NBC)

The SNL sketch comes after Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’ historic win on Saturday, Nov. 7. After days of waiting for more votes to be tallied in key swing states — including Joe’s home state of Pennsylvania — CNN finally projected the Democratic nominee as the next President of the United States. “This is the time to heal America,” Joe said to the cheering and honking crowd. “We’re reminded tonight of those who fought so hard for so many years to make this happen. Once again America has bent the arc of the universe more toward justice,” he also said.

For her part, Kamala delivered an incredibly inspiring speech, walking out to Mary J. Blige‘s empowering 2007 hit “Work That.” Wearing all-white as a nod to the Suffrage Movement in the early 1900’s, she said, “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last. Because every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities.” The crowed erupted with cheers as she made statement. “All the women who fought for the right to vote over 100 years ago…and now with a new generation of women who cast their vote and fought for their fundamental right to vote and be heard. Tonight I reflect on their struggle, their determination,” she also said.

Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden and Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris appear on ‘SNL’s cold open. (NBC)

For his part, current president Donald Trump hasn’t been keen to accept the results — and, perhaps not surprisingly, is refusing to concede. “THE OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED INTO THE COUNTING ROOMS. I WON THE ELECTION, GOT 71,000,000 LEGAL VOTES. BAD THINGS HAPPENED WHICH OUR OBSERVERS WERE NOT ALLOWED TO SEE. NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE. MILLIONS OF MAIL-IN BALLOTS WERE SENT TO PEOPLE WHO NEVER ASKED FOR THEM!” he alleged via Twitter.

Alec Baldwin, who has been playing Trump on SNL since 2016, is also ready to “retire” the character he’s so brilliantly made his own. “Alec is so so happy that he will be able to retire the wig. The Donald Trump character for Alec has been a blessing and a curse and he is very very happy that he will only have to play it maybe one more time tonight,” a source told HollywoodLife ahead of the Nov. 7 episode, noting that Alec will gladly come back if needed by show runner Lorne Michaels.

Dave Chappelle & Pete Davidson Break Character & Laugh During Aunt Jemima Skit On ‘SNL’ — Watch

Dave Chappelle & Pete Davidson Break Character & Laugh During Aunt Jemima Skit On ‘SNL’ — Watch

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Maya Rudolph stuck around after the cold open, hilariously playing ‘Aunt Jemima’  alongside Pete Davidson’s ‘Count Chocula’! The duo were informed they were being fired by Alec Baldwin.

It’s a wrap for Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben…and Count Chocula. The grocery store characters (and childhood favorites) were informed they were being “fired” in a hilarious sketch on Saturday Night Live‘s Nov. 7 episode that even left the actors giggling! Maya Rudolph surprised the audience with her second appearance of the night, playing pancake icon Aunt Jemima. Upon being let go by Alec Baldwin‘s character, she simply wasn’t having it. “But I’m Aunt Jemima!” she declared, nearly cracking up. “Who doesn’t love my pancakes?”

2020 wasn't a great year for Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima. pic.twitter.com/gV7VWzs8Im

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 8, 2020

“I’m sorry it’s just not working out — we have to let you go,” Alec continued, as another white manager informed her that it wasn’t her that was the “problem” — but the racial history of the character. None of this seemed to bother Maya’s Jemima, though. “But you can’t fire me — I’m a slave. All I ever did was make pancakes. That’s why my pancakes are the fluffiest and the butteriest — the secret is I use my own breast milk,” she explained, before pointing the finger at rice king Uncle Ben!

Dave Chappelle and Pete Davidson cracked up during the ‘Aunt Jemima’ sketch on Nov. 7. (NBC)

“What about Uncle Ben? If I’m going down, he’s going down with me!” she declared, as Kenan Thompson‘s Uncle Ben appeared. Irritated, he attempted to keep his job by reminding them of his expertise with all kinds of rice. “But you can’t do this to me. I’m Uncle Ben! I got so many nieces and nephews to take care of. All I know is rice. White rice, brown rice, yellow rice, four cheese,” he explained. Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben weren’t the only two grocery store faves on the chopping block, as Dave Chappelle popped in as the Allstate God — and Pete Davidson as cereal star Count Chocula!

Dave exclaimed, “You can’t fire me! My deep black voice makes people feel safe. I sell security…I’m a real person! Why don’t you fire Count Chocula!” Pete’s cartoon vampire had a pretty good reason for why he shouldn’t be fired: he’s made of chocolate, and therefore, not a real person. “If he’s chocolate, then I’m chocolate too,” Maya’s Jemima said. “No, but I’m actually chocolate — I’m not Black at all,” Pete’s Count reasoned, as Dave begged to differ: “Look at Pete Davidson’s lips.”

Maya Rudolph appeared as Aunt Jemima on NBC’s ‘SNL’. (NBC)

SNL is known for it’s wild surprise appearances, and this year has had it’s fair share! Aquaman star Jason Momoa, 41 — who has previously called SNL the “greatest show on earth” — hilariously popped up in a sketch with Beck Bennett, 36. During the brief appearance (which was virtually shot by an iPhone), the See actor blasted Beck’s anti-Trump song, which was dubbed “Enough Is Enough.” He sang, “You’re a puppet for Mr. Putin. You’re the one doing all the lootin…you don’t even wear a mask. You may be President but you aren’t mine!” then went on to name several A-List celebs — including Jason — with the hopes going viral.

Jason was pretty peeved at being associated with the Instagram post, and hilariously tracked Beck down with some harsh words over FaceTime. “Is this the guy from the ‘Enough Is Enough’ video? Don’t tag me!” Jason yelled at Beck, clearly not a fan of the song or video. “This is the weakest thing I’ve ever seen…you need to take that down. It’s pathetic and you’re a loser,” he added. Meanwhile, Beck seemed to be thrilled that Jason even called him at all! “It worked, Jason Momoa knows me!” his character exclaimed.

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— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) November 8, 2020

Maya Rudolph, 48, has had plenty of appearances this season as Kamala Harris, 56 — but she surprised the audience when she popped up as the Statue of Liberty last weekend! In a sketch set in a Times Square souvenir store, Maya’s Liberty — full green costume and all — defended the city of New York after Donald Trump‘s claims that the Big Apple has become a “ghost town.” She sang, “I lived through war haul. I lived through Bethenney Frankel. But I’m here…Fools — you don’t give up on my city that easy.” Pete Davidson and host John Mulaney were also in the sketch.

President Donald Trump’s comments were made in response to many business shutting down for good since the pandemic began in March. “Take a look at New York and what’s happened to my wonderful city for so many years. I loved it, it was vibrant. It’s dying, everyone’s leaving New York,” he said during a speech.

‘Donald Trump’ Bolts The White House In A White Bronco Like OJ Simpson On ‘SNL’ — Watch

‘Donald Trump’ Bolts The White House In A White Bronco Like OJ Simpson On ‘SNL’ — Watch

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Following a lost election, ‘SNL’s ‘Donald Trump’ took off with his son behind the wheel! Dave Chappelle’s morning show host hilariously narrated the snail pace car chase.

SNL‘s ‘Donald Trump‘ took after OJ Simpson as he bolted from the White House! In a hysterical news inspired sketch, host Dave Chappelle‘s ‘DC Morning’ host handled the breaking story that Trump was on the run in a white Bronco — just like OJ did in June 1994 following the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson. “The President has left the White House in a white Ford Bronco,” Dave’s host explained to the audience, as the screen went to footage that looked like OJ’s infamous chase.

‘Donald Trump’ is on the run in a white bronco in an ‘SNL’ sketch. The car is a clear reference to OJ Simpson’s 1994 chase. (NBC)

“‘Don Jr.‘ is at the wheel,” he explained, noting that it was a “volatile” situation following Trump’s loss to President-elect Joe Biden: “He’s like Aquaman but instead of fish he can summon an entire parking lot of a Cracker Barrel!” While on the air, the anchors also got a live call from ‘Don Jr.’ to 911. “This is Don Jr. I have the President in the car,” he reasoned. “This is not about me — but you gotta tell the police to back off. Or my dad is going to start the campaign for 2024. He has the tweet written and ready to go,” he threatened.

“The President is still claiming fraud and threatening lawsuits…once Trump’s term ends, he’s suddenly a private citizen with no immunity. Meaning he’s subject to a tax fraud investigation,” Dave’s host also hilariously said earlier in the sketch, shading Trump’s on-going real-live drama.

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Trump in a white Bronco 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/seQVWKrcEJ

— Baligubadle (@Baligubadle1) November 8, 2020

Last week, Saturday Night Live used its cold open to remind viewers that anything can happen during a presidential election with a look back at the 2016 shock that Hillary Clinton lost. Jim’s Joe sat down with the audience for a spooky Halloween-themed story time, where he seemed fairly confidence that he seemed pretty confident about current polls. “There’s another holiday right around the corner — election day! But don’t worry, they say I’m eight points ahead! With points like that, it can only go wrong once in a blue moon,” he declared, coincidentally noticing an extremely large blue moon outside of his window. Yikes!

While reading an — erm — interesting interpretation of Edgar Allen Poe‘s poem “The Raven,” Kate McKinnon‘s Hillary made an appearance. ”At my chamber door was someone still a little sore,” he Jim’s Joe read from his living room, which was decorated for Halloween (with items borrowed Melania‘s Christmas display, he noted). “I think she’s scared of four years more [of Trump],” he added, as Kate’s Hillary — clad in a blue suit with a raven on her shoulder — entered his living room. “We lost before,” she dramatically reminded Jim’s Joe of her own 2016 defeat, where she actually won the popular vote but lost due to the electoral college system.

In the real election, the race between Biden and Trump was tenser than ever as Americans patiently waited for mail-in votes to be counted. Donald Trump repeatedly claimed victory on uncounted states, while Joe Biden urged for every vote to be counted. Celebrities like Chris Evans and Tamar Braxton quickly reacted to Trump’s unfounded comments on Twitter. “Wow. Hey Republicans, are you listening to this come-to-life toilet spew complete lies about the integrity of our democratic process?” Chris tweeted, while Tamar wrote,” This man has a very casual relationship with the truth..pumpkin you at a REAL 213….. smh #TrumpMeltdown.”

Kamala Harris Calls Joe Biden After They Are Elected & Laughs With Joy: ‘We Did It’ — Watch

Kamala Harris Calls Joe Biden After They Are Elected & Laughs With Joy: ‘We Did It’ — Watch

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Kamala Harris took to social media to share a touching video clip of her first phone call to Joe Biden after it was declared that they will be the next President and Vice President of the U.S.

Kamala Harris, 56, couldn’t hide her enthusiasm when speaking to Joe Biden, 77, for the first time after they defeated President Donald Trump, 74, and were elected President and Vice President-elect of the United States on Nov. 7. The soon-to-be first female, Black, and South-Asian vice president was standing outside on green grass and near trees when she held the phone up to her ear and expressed joy, in a video she posted to both Instagram and Twitter just minutes after CNN made the historic projection.

We did it, @JoeBiden. pic.twitter.com/oCgeylsjB4

— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) November 7, 2020

“We did it, we did it, Joe,” she said to Joe through a big smile in the clip. “You’re going to be the next President of the United States.” The Senator then couldn’t contain her joyous laughter while wearing a dark gray long-sleeved zip-up top with the Nike logo on it and black leggings, the clothes she wore while seemingly out for a jog.

“We did it, @JoeBiden,” Kamala captioned the video, which quickly went viral. Followers were quick to respond with their own joyful responses and congratulations, including Maya Rudolph, 48, who has portrayed Kamala on Saturday Night Live. “CONGRATULATIONS KAMALA!!! CONGRATULATIONS JOE!!! WHAT A JOYOUS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!” her response read.

So proud of you. ❤️❤️🇺🇸🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/Orb1ISe0dU

— Doug Emhoff (@DouglasEmhoff) November 7, 2020

Just before Kamala shared the cute moment of her phone call with Joe, her husband, Doug Emhoff, 56, who will be the first male spouse of a vice president, took to his own social media to share a sweet photo of him hugging his wife, which can be seen above, in what appeared to be the same grassy area she was standing in during her latest video. “So proud of you,” he wrote along with two red heart emojis and two American flag emojis in the caption.

Joe and Kamala’s victory in the 2020 presidential election was declared by CNN and other networks after Saturday’s vote counts for the key battleground state of Pennsylvania pushed them over a half-point lead. They were projected to have won the other battleground state of Nevada shortly after and are still leading in Georgia.

Before she was announced as Joe’s running mate in Aug., Kamala initially ran for president but dropped out in Dec. 2019. “I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Joe wrote on Twitter in his announcement of the historic pick. “Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau [Biden]. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse. I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

Khloe Kardashian, Ariana Grande & More Celebrate As Joe Biden Beats Donald Trump To Win Election — Pics

Khloe Kardashian, Ariana Grande & More Celebrate As Joe Biden Beats Donald Trump To Win Election — Pics

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After Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election and beat Donald Trump, his celebrity supporters like Hailey Baldwin and Ariana Grande congratulated him on social media.

Cue the Miley Cyrus, because there’s a Party in the USA today. Democrat Joe Biden has won the 2020 presidential election, and his celebrity supporters are celebrating, and not just because he’s the guy they backed for almost two years. A Biden win means an end to Donald Trump‘s presidency, too. After the November 3 election results were called for the former vice president, celebrations began immediately, both online and in person. Former President Barack Obama has issued a statement, writing, “We’re fortunate Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way.”

Congratulations to my friends, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris — our next President and Vice President of the United States. pic.twitter.com/febgqxUi1y

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 7, 2020

The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president.

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

CRYING @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris 🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍🤍 THANK GOD

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 7, 2020

Celebratory tweets also poured in from ecstatic and relieved voters who were anticipating the worst after Trump’s unlikely election win in 2016. Even Hillary Clinton was waiting with fireworks cued for what was supposed to be her historic triumph — and stars like Khloe KardashianAriana GrandeHailey Baldwin Bieber and Shakira also joined in on the digital celebration. “The voters have spoken, and they have chosen @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris to be our next president and vice president. 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,” Hillary posted.

Other celebs have taken to the streets, including Spike Lee who was seen popping champagne on the streets of Brooklyn. A Twitter user captured a video of the actor popping open a bottle and spraying it everywhere while clad in a white protective face mask. Fellow world leaders have also chimed in! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau congratulated Joe and Kamala on their historic win. “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,” he wrote.

Spike Lee poppin bottles in Brooklyn is the biggest NY vibe since Biggie died. pic.twitter.com/nj0zLUlDMj

— Grande Capo (@VoLinxx) November 7, 2020

Meanwhile, Reese Witherspoon has penned a tribute to our nation’s new Vice President, commenting on how far women have progressed. “Let’s take a moment to recognize how far women have come in this country. Thinking about all those who shattered glass ceilings and paved the way for a woman to * finally * be Vice President of the United States makes me so emotional. And to the young girls of our nation… DREAM BIG. Anything is possible.”

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

OMG I want to cry tears of joy!!!! Bravo!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 7, 2020

Celebrating with my children this new phase of unity and healing that begins now with Biden as new president elect.

— Shakira (@shakira) November 7, 2020

Ariana — who is a Florida native — wrote “CRYING @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris…THANK GOD” along with several white heart emojis. “OMG I want to cry tears of joy!!!! Bravo!!!…Great morning!!!!!!!!!” Khloe shared with her 18 million followers, while Shakira — who was born in Colombia but lives in Miami — also shared enthusiasm on the social media platform. “Celebrating with my children this new phase of unity and healing that begins now with Biden as new president elect,” she wrote, referencing her kids Milan, 7, and Sasha, 5. Lizzo took a dramatic approach, declaring “bye b—-” in a video as she rode off on a jet ski with a hilarious cackle!

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BYE BITCH 2020

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OMMMMGGGGGG WE DID ITTTTTTT!!!!!!WHEN BIDEN & KAMALA WINNNNNNNN🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Many stars also posted on Instagram, including Lisa Rinna, Vanessa Hudgens and LeBron James. Just before “You’re Fired” began trending on Twitter, Lisa posted an image with Donald Trump’s signature Apprentice statement — no caption required! “OMMMMGGGGGG WE DID ITTTTTTT!!!!!!WHEN BIDEN & KAMALA WINNNNNNNN,” the High School Music actress exclaimed, screaming “Hallelujah” in a short video. For his part, LeBron took a photo of himself shooting a slam dunk with Joe’s face on it, as an opponent (clearly missing the shot) was covered with Donald’s — see the photo here.

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Meghan McCain — who’s late father John McCain ran for president in 2008 — also expressed joy on Twitter. “Congratulations Mr. President! ⁦ @JoeBiden – one of the truly decent and moral men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Please lead our nation bravely towards healing and bipartisanship,” she wrote. The new mom included a photo of her and the President-elect from one of his appearances on The View. Like Lisa Rinna, Christina Applegate had some strong words for Trump as she declared he was “fired” from the job of running the country. “You’re fired. We are done with you hateful rhetoric. Decent people prevail,” the Bad Moms actress tweeted.

You’re fired. We are done with you hateful rhetoric. Decent people prevail. https://t.co/pzGa10YR0T

— christina applegate (@1capplegate) November 7, 2020

Congratulations Mr. President! ⁦@JoeBiden⁩ – one of the truly decent and moral men I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Please lead our nation bravely towards healing and bipartisanship. 🇺🇸♥️🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/k9oAPgvTfS

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) November 7, 2020

Some of Biden’s supporters took to the streets to celebrate the historic win. The gatherings were reminiscent of what happened the first time Biden was elected to the White House, in 2008 as Barack Obama‘s running mate. Upon hearing that a young, Black Democratic would be the next president after eight years of George W. Bush, supporters flocked to the streets of Washington, D.C. and all around the United States. Biden was part of that. And 12 years later, victory over Trump has him right back there.

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Celebrate Joe Biden’s Win By Grooving To ‘F— Donald Trump’ Song – Watch

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Celebrate Joe Biden’s Win By Grooving To ‘F— Donald Trump’ Song – Watch

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are so happy to see Donald Trump leave the White House, they danced along to rapper YG’s song ‘FDT’.

The country is celebrating Joe Biden‘s win, after he officially defeated Donald Trump to become the nation’s 46th President. Some of our favorite A-listers have shared pics and videos of their celebrations, including power couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. The model took to IG on November 7 following the announcement, posting a selfie video of her and John head bopping along to rapper YG‘s song “FDT”. The protest anthem features the lyrics “F*** Donald Trump.”

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@realdonaldtrump @ivankatrump @jarredkushnerofficial @erictrump @donaldjtrumpjr

A post shared by chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) on Nov 7, 2020 at 10:28am PST

Chrissy tagged Donald along with his kids IvankaEric, and Donald Jr., plus his son-in-law Jared Kushner. The video appeared to have been filmed from their bed, with Chrissy rocking an orange robe and a messy bun. The La La Land star also wore a black robe with silver, patterned detailing. “Thank you Chrissy and John for REALLY using your platforms,” one follower wrote, while Kardashian family friend Simon Huck commented, “Here for this!!!!!”

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are celebrating Joe Biden’s win. Image: SplashNews

Of course, they weren’t the only celebs to speak out in the wake of the historic victory! Stars like Khloe KardashianAriana GrandeHailey Baldwin Bieber and Shakira also joined in on the digital celebration. Ariana — who is a Florida native — wrote “CRYING @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris…THANK GOD” along with several white heart emojis. “OMG I want to cry tears of joy!!!! Bravo!!!…Great morning!!!!!!!!!” Khloe shared with her 18 million followers, while Lizzo took a dramatic approach, declaring “bye b—-” in a video as she rode off on a jet ski with a hilarious cackle!

Other celebs have even taken to the streets, including Spike Lee who was seen popping champagne on the streets of Brooklyn. A Twitter user captured a video of the actor popping open a bottle and spraying it everywhere while clad in a white protective face mask.

Donald Trump Is Seen Golfing As Joe Biden Is Named President-Elect & Twitter Erupts With Hilarious Memes

Donald Trump Is Seen Golfing As Joe Biden Is Named President-Elect & Twitter Erupts With Hilarious Memes

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Donald Trump was spotted golfing in Virginia when news broke that Joe Biden won the presidential election and Twitter users shared their versions of how they think he reacted in memorable responses.

President Donald Trump, 74, seemed to be trying to distract himself from the presidential election when he was spotted golfing at his own golf club in Sterling, Virginia at the same time Democratic nominee Joe Biden, 77, was declared the President-elect of the United States on the morning of Nov. 7. The 45th president left the White House early Saturday morning to attend the golf outing with some friends and was on the golf course near a golf cart at the moment the 2020 presidential race results were called. Once photos of him golfing in the secluded area made their way around Twitter, users couldn’t help but share hilarious responses and memes that revealed how they think he reacted to the defeat.

Donald Trump golfing in Virginia on Nov. 7, 2020, when news that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election broke. (AP)

“lol Trump is apparently out golfing right now and when they drive him back he’s going to have to see the HUMONGOUS CROWD LOUDLY CELEBRATING HIS LOSS surrounding the White House,” one response read while others posted a meme of Trump’s head on a child’s body while out on a golf course, which can be seen below. The meme showed him swinging at a golf ball and missing before laying down on the ground with swinging arms and kicking feet, a move reminiscent of a child having a tantrum.

I wOn ThIs ElEcTiOn, By LoT 🤣 #TrumpGolfing #Election2020 https://t.co/YajJmidpgK pic.twitter.com/PDvcswkzcP

— Benico007 (@benico007) November 7, 2020

Some quoted Trump’s own tweet, which he posted earlier in the day, that read, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”, along with the meme. Others used memes of various frustrated people trying to get into a locked door or locked gate and not being able to, and joked about how that would be Trump trying to get back into the White House upon his return from golfing. “Trump trying to enter the White House after golfing,” one tweet read with a meme that showed a man appearing to yell “LET ME IN!” while pulling on a locked gate, which can be seen below.

Trump trying to enter the White House after golfing #USElectionResults2020 pic.twitter.com/9hzGt8eAaN

— Aamir Khan (@_thelostsoul_98) November 7, 2020

Another tweet, which can be seen below, featured a meme of someone falling out of a golf cart at full speed. “Trump at the golf course upon hearing Biden announced as President elect,” the tweet read.

Trump at the golf course upon hearing Biden announced as President elect. #Trump #bidenharis2020 #golfing pic.twitter.com/VCZ0FMwnbZ

— Fishcado (@fishcado) November 7, 2020

Biden’s victory while Trump was on the golf course comes after Saturday’s vote counts for the key battleground state of Pennsylvania pushed him over a half-point lead. He was also projected to win the battleground state of Nevada shortly after he was announced president-elect and was in the lead in Georgia. Biden’s win also marks the historical win for his running mate, Kamala Harris, 56, who becomes the first female, Black, and South-Asian Vice President of the U.S.

Although Trump was leading in some battleground states such as Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, on the night of Election Day, Biden eventually took the lead and was projected to win the first two states by the next day. Due to the large number of mail-in ballots that still had to be counted, it took several days for a result to be determined and Trump has been taking to his own Twitter to tweet unconfirmed claims such as how he “won” the election and there may have been voting fraud.

Mark Meadows: 5 Things To Know About Donald Trump’s Chief Of Staff Infected By Coronavirus

Mark Meadows: 5 Things To Know About Donald Trump’s Chief Of Staff Infected By Coronavirus

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President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, reportedly told colleagues that he has coronavirus just after Tuesday’s election.

Just when you thought the election couldn’t become any more dramatic, a new report on Nov. 6 revealed that Donald Trump‘s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, recently became infected by coronavirus. He allegedly told colleagues about his situation just after Tuesday’s election, but it’s not yet clear when he learned he contracted the virus or whether he had developed symptoms, Bloomberg and CNN report.

Mark was also at an election party on Tuesday, Nov. 3, and came into close contact with members of the Trump family. HollywoodLife reached out to the White House for comment, but we did not receive an immediate response.

Yeah, so, Mr. No Mask here TODAY tested positive for #coronavirus.

This is Mark Meadows. Trump's Chief of Staff. https://t.co/qEyOOR1Vby

— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) November 7, 2020

Sadly, like Mark, many people associated with the president or the White House have been infected by the virus since the pandemic’s initial outbreak in March 2020 — and that includes the president himself, his wife, Melania Trump, and their youngest son, Barron Trump. Mark was actually at Trump’s bedside when he was hospitalized last month with COVID-19, Bloomberg further claims.

Want to know more about Mark? Here’s what else you should know:

1. He’s North Carolina’s Republican congressman. Meadows was elected to Congress in 2013, representing North Carolina’s 11th congressional district. The Tea Party-backed politician was thought to be instrumental in the 2013 government shutdown after writing a letter, signed by 79 reps, to then-House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor asking them to “affirmatively de-fund the implementation and enforcement of Obamacare.” He denied this influence, saying “I’m one of 435 members and a very small part of this.”

Meadows voted against disaster relief spending for Hurricane Sandy in 2012, voted against renewing the Violence Against Women Act in 2013, and called the legalization of same-sex marriage a “constitutional crisis.” He’s staunchly pro-life, calling abortion a “tragedy,” and opposing federal funding for the medical procedure.

2. He’s one of Trump’s most loyal allies in Congress. Trump and Meadows didn’t know each other before he became president, but the congressman quickly became one of his biggest supporters in the government. The head of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on government operations, Meadows became friends with the president and often rides with him on Air Force One.  “It’s an honor to be selected by President Trump to serve alongside him and his team,” Meadows said in a statement. “This president and his administration have a long list of incredible victories they’ve delivered to the country during this first term, with the best yet to come.”

….I want to thank Acting Chief Mick Mulvaney for having served the Administration so well. He will become the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland. Thank you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2020

3. He chaired the House Freedom Caucus from 2017 to 2019. The Freedom Caucus is made up of conservative and Republican members of the House of Representatives, founded by Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Jim Jordan (R-OH), John Fleming (R-LA), Matt Salmon (R-AZ), Justin Amash (R-MI), Raúl Labrador (R-ID), Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Meadows… and Mulvaney. After Trump’s election in 2016, Mulvaney said, “Trump wants to turn Washington upside down — that was his first message and his winning message. We want the exact same thing. To the extent that he’s got to convince Republicans to change Washington, we’re there to help him… and I think that makes us Donald Trump’s best allies in the House.”

4. He came under fire for controversial remarks about former President Barack Obama. Like Trump, Meadows is a birther, who questioned whether or not Obama was truly an American citizen. While campaigning in 2012, Meadows was asked if he would investigate Obama’s citizenship. “Yes. If we do our job from a grassroots standpoint, we won’t have to worry about it,” he said. “We’ll send him back home to Kenya or wherever it is.” Three years later, he distanced himself from the statement: “I don’t even remember that quote.”

5. He clashed with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Meadows and the Democratic congresswoman from New York sparred at her very first House Oversight and Reform Committee meeting in January 2019. Meadows and Republicans were asking if representatives could be given five days, rather than three, to get back to DC to attend a hearing. AOC said that she didn’t believe five days was necessary, adding that lawmakers should already be in DC doing their jobs. Ocasio-Cortez shot back: “I don’t believe we need five days,” she said, adding that lawmakers should already be in D.C. doing their jobs.

Meadows responded by addressing committee chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD): “Mr. Chairman, I can tell you on all of this at this particular point, we’re all wanting to cooperate. Sometimes our schedules, you know, we’re not just sitting around eating bonbons, waiting for the call of anybody.”

50 Cent Jokes That Donald Trump Is ‘Going To Jail’ As POTUS Calls For Vote Counting To Stop

50 Cent Jokes That Donald Trump Is ‘Going To Jail’ As POTUS Calls For Vote Counting To Stop

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50 Cent called out Donald Trump on Twitter after the president demanded states stop counting votes, joking that he would be ‘going to jail’ soon.

Who knew that just a week after declaring his support for Donald Trump, 50 Cent would be rallying against the president on Twitter. The rapper, 45, tweeted out an illustration of the Statue of Liberty loading Trump into a slingshot made from a protective face mask. He captioned it, “Man they gonna do Trump dirty, he going to jail. you ever herd [sic] a president say stop counting the f**king votes. LOL SMH”.

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Fiddy’s tweet comes amidst the president demanding, repeatedly, that election officials stop counting votes in certain states as the 2020 election events continue to come in. Trump, 74, is claiming that rampant voter fraud is happening in states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Arizona, where opponent Joe Biden has already won or appears to be in the lead. Trump continues to insist that votes that are counted after the polls close are “illegal,” which is incorrect. It’s the same song he’s been singing since the beginning of election season, that widespread voter fraud will happen with mail-in votes.

He has not acknowledged that deployed military members vote absentee overseas, and their votes have not yet been counted. He also voted absentee himself from the White House. “This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to the country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election,” Trump said in a 2:00am speech on Election Night. “So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation. We’ll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4:00am and add them to the list.”

50 Cent, President Donald Trump (AP)

Trump does not have the ability to prevent states from counting votes. What he can do (and has), is call for a recount. It may not do much, though. In Wisconsin, the election was called for Biden, who was 20,535 votes ahead of Trump. The president will also have to spend roughly $3.5 million to conduct the recount in Wisconsin alone. 50 cent posted his tweet on the afternoon of November 5, when Biden was on track to win the 2020 election with 253 electoral votes to Trump’s 213.

50 Cent previously said he was supporting Trump because he disagreed with Biden’s plan to raise taxes on those making more than $400,000 a year. He quickly backtracked after being called out by ex-girlfriend Chelsea Handler, who joked that she would sleep with him again if he backed Biden instead. Whether or not that’s the reason…

10 Stars Voting For The 1st Time In 2020: Selena Gomez, Ryan Reynolds & More

10 Stars Voting For The 1st Time In 2020: Selena Gomez, Ryan Reynolds & More

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Emily Selleck
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A number of stars young and old became first time voters in the Nov. 2020 presidential election. We’ve got Ryan Reynolds, Selena Gomez and more who cast their first ballot.

Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin has joined the ranks of first time voters. Those include Canadian-born Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, who voted for the first time in the United States. The 44-year-old, who originally hails from Vancouver, revealed he has voted in the upcoming presidential election with his wife, Blake LivelyHe shared a pic of the couple with their absentee ballots in hand, as they encouraged fans to make their voices heard in the November 3 election. Here are nine other celebs who will also be casting their vote for the first time ever in 2020 and choosing between electing Donald Trump and Joe Biden…or Kanye West, if you’re Kanye.

Caleb McLaughlin

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Aye man I voted! Had to let y’all know I wasn’t cappin 😤 #Vote

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Stranger Things star Caleb McLaughlin was on location in Georgia shooting the fourth season of the popular Netflix series. The 19-year-old actor — who plays Lucas Sinclair — was eligible to vote in his first presidential election. He showed off his milestone achievement as a first-time voter with two Instagram photos, showing him wearing a sticker reading “I’m a Georgia Voter” inside of a peach drawing, with “I secured my vote” underneath. He then did a dance to Earth Wind and Fire‘s “Can’t Hide Love” outside of his car with his sticker proudly displayed on his white t-shirt.

James Broderick 

Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, and Matthew Broderick, 58, were spotted taking their son James, 18, out to vote for the first time on Election Day in New York City. It appears the trio all voted at the same time as they entered the same building and came out with “I Voted” stickers proudly displayed on their shirts. All three of them wore face masks and Sarah and James both wore matching tops that appeared to show their support for Democratic presidential nominee Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick walking in New York City after taking their son James to vote for the first time on Nov. 3, 2020. (MEGA)

The election comes just a few days after James turned 18 on Oct. 28. His loving mom took to social media to send him well wishes and express her excitement about his new voting age. “On this day, you are 18 years old. I marvel at the passing of those years but equally the young man you are becoming,” she wrote alongside a bunch of cute young pics of James. “My love for you is an ache and an honor. As you leap toward and into your future, I remain your privileged and steadfast confident and joyful witness to the year ahead. Happy birthday my first time voter. I love you so.”

Selena Gomez

When We All Vote chair Selena Gomez, 28, has actually never voted before. Selena confessed in an October 24 Voting Power Hour appearance that the 2020 presidential election is the first time she’s ever casted a ballot. Honestly, I’m not ashamed to say this,” the singer said when a caller asked her about her first time voting. “But… I’m kind of… This was my first time. I’m going to say that, because I’ve never felt — and this is so true, and I’m now admitting it to people — like my vote counts. Every vote counts. Some people get in their head, and they’re like, ‘Oh, well what does it matter?’”

Ryan Reynolds

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This is my first time voting in America. I’d like to thank my wife Blake for making my first time so gentle and loving. It was super scary at first, then exciting and now I’m a little tired. But proud. #VoteEarly

A post shared by Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:28pm PDT

“This is my first time voting in America,” Ryan captioned an Instagram pic of himself and Blake, hilariously adding, “I’d like to thank my wife Blake for making my first time so gentle and loving. It was super scary at first, then exciting and now I’m a little tired. But proud.” She also got in on the joke, posting the same pic to her page and writing, ““It was Ryan’s first time. He was understandably scared. It all happened so fast. Like, REALLY fast. He wept.”

Kelsea Ballerini 

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…embarrassingly but honestly, this is my first time voting. Im not proud of it, but my naivety has kept me sheltered through a lot of my young adult life. BUT. As I’ve listened and learned, I’ve realized its our responsibility and privilege to use our voices to establish what we as human beings with beating hearts want to see in this country for not only ourselves…but our friends, neighbors, strangers, and future generations. The political climate this election is intense. It can feel really overwhelming and scary to even have an opinion, knowing if you share it you will get ruthlessly criticized regardless of your platform or perspective. There’s a lot of noise…but I’ve learned that’s when it’s most important to be anything but silent. And our vote is our voice. America stands for so many beautiful things and I hope (and vote) that it continues to evolve and grow to be a place where EVERYONE is protected, respected, and given equal rights and opportunity. Left the polls feeling really empowered by exercising my right and showing up for what I believe in and the change I want to see. I encourage everyone to do the same. 🗳

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Country music star Kelsea Ballerini is also voting for the first time this year. Kelsea, 27, revealed on Instagram that she “wasn’t proud” of the fact she’d never cast her vote before, but had taken time to educate herself, and is encouraging others to do the same! “Embarrassingly but honestly, this is my first time voting. I’m not proud of it, but my naivety has kept me sheltered through a lot of my young adult life,” she wrote on October 17. “America stands for so many beautiful things and I hope (and vote) that it continues to evolve and grow to be a place where EVERYONE is protected, respected, and given equal rights and opportunity.”

Jana Kramer

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I hate to admit this but I am anyways….This is the first time I’ve ever voted🙈. The first time Mike has ever voted. I don’t know why but I always felt like my vote didn’t matter. But this year I just felt differently and I know more than ever it does matter. Are you going to vote? And not gonna lie I always wanted to feel Instagram cool with the I voted sticker and they “ran out” so @vistaprint mask for the win but let’s be honest voting is more important than the sticker 😂

A post shared by Jana Kramer (@kramergirl) on Oct 22, 2020 at 12:01pm PDT

Country superstar and One Tree Hill actress Jana Kramer is making her voice heard! “I don’t know why but I always felt like my vote didn’t matter. But this year I just felt differently and I know more than ever it does matter,” she captioned an October 22 selfie of her and her hubby, Mike Caussin, rocking “I Voted” stickers. “Are you going to vote?”

Shaquille O’Neal

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Today, I’m helping to launch the #HatsOff Campaign – hang a hat on your front door to show thanks to the frontline food workers keeping us fed while we shelter at home. Tag a photo of it with #HatsOff. Let’s spread the love!

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Shaquille O’Neal voted for the first time, “and it feels good,” the retired NBA champ said on “The Big Podcast with Shaq”. Shaq, 48, said he hadn’t ever cast a ballot because he “never understood” the electoral college system. “I’ve never voted before, America,” he began. “But now I’m doing all these voting campaigns, and you know one thing I never like to do is be a hypocrite.”

Kanye West

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Thank God for the favor the increase and these YEEZY SLIIIIIIIDZZZZ ⛷ thank Billboard awards for the 9 nominations and 4 wins. Invite me next time and I’ll pull up

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He may be running for President in 2020, but Kanye has never actually voted before! During his stunning interview with Forbes back in July, Yeezy confirmed that he had registered to vote in Wyoming and would be casting a ballot for the “first time“. He’s already done so in Wyoming. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it onto the ballot where wife Kim Kardashian and the rest of the family are registered. He’s now encouraging everyone to write his name in on the ballot when they vote.

Snoop Dogg

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For years, Snoop Dogg thought he wasn’t able to vote because of his past felony convictions. He opened up on 92.3’s Big Boy’s Neighborhood radio show in June about how he discovered he was in fact allowed to cast a ballot. “For many years they had me brainwashed thinking that you couldn’t vote because you had a criminal record,” the rapper, 49, said. “I didn’t know that. My record’s been expunged so now I can vote. … I ain’t never voted a day in my life, but this year I think I’m going to get out and vote because I can’t stand to see this punk [Trump] in office one more year.”

Mike Tyson

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First time Voter!  Get your 1st x Voter tee at MikeTysonCares.org proceeds will help grassroots voting organizations #1stXvoter #firsttimevoter

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Former boxing champ Mike Tyson, 54, is also among the stars voting for the first time in 2020. “This election will be my 1st time voting,” he tweeted on September 22, which was National Voter Registration Day. “I never thought I could because of my felony record. I’m proud to finally vote.”

Kanye West Seemingly Accepts Defeat & Sets His Sights On Winning Presidency In 2024: ‘Welp’

Kanye West Seemingly Accepts Defeat & Sets His Sights On Winning Presidency In 2024: ‘Welp’

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Cassie Gill
Evening/Weekend Editor

Kanye West announced his presidential bid on the 4th of July. The ‘Graduation’ rapper confirmed he voted for himself on Oct. 9.

Kanye West, 43, has seemingly accepted defeat in the 2020 presidential election. The Yeezy designer took to Twitter on election night, posting a photo of himself in front of a television screen declaring which states are projected to be won by democratic nominee Joe Biden, 77, or current republican president Donald Trump, 74. “WELP,” he wrote, adding “KANYE 2024” — suggesting he’s gearing up to run again in the next election. He already voted for himself in the current election.

WELP KANYE 2024 🕊 pic.twitter.com/tJOZcxdArb

— ye (@kanyewest) November 4, 2020

If Kanye does indeed run again, it would’t be a surprise: the rapper recently declared his “calling” is to be the leader of the free world in a three-hour interview with Joe Rogan. “There couldn’t be a better time to put a visionary in the captain’s chair,” he said on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast interview, which was cancelled and then apparently rescheduled. “I’m not here to down Trump or down Biden, I’m just here to express why God has called me to take this position. I’m a great leader because I listen and I’m empathetic. I do believe in world peace,” he explained.

Friends writing me in 🕊 pic.twitter.com/bC4NvFBWB5

— ye (@kanyewest) October 9, 2020

Kanye surprised his fans — and the world — when he announced his presidential bid on the 4th of July. “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States! #2020VISION,” he tweeted. Wife Kim Kardashian, 40, appeared to endorse her husband’s run with a retweet and the addition of an American flag emoji. Weeks later, Kanye held his first rally event in South Carolina where he was emotional as he confessed he and Kim had almost aborted their eldest daughter North, now 7.

I VOTED 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/hlgIJUST4x

— ye (@kanyewest) November 3, 2020

The rapper has been vocal about his pro-life stance in past interviews, but took the rally as an opportunity to share that he does believe abortions should be legal. “In 2020, abortion should be legal. My stance is not to make abortion illegal at all,” he told the crowd. ‘It should always be legal but there should be an option of maximum increase,” he added, noting that maximum increase is, “everybody that has a baby gets a million dollars, or something.” Since Kanye announced his run, several celebrities — including John Legend and Jennifer Aniston — have been critical of his run, urging their fans to vote for Joe Biden.

During the his chat with Joe Rogan, Kanye also shared that Oprah Winfrey, 66, had given him some advice. “I remember running into Oprah two days or one day after that, and she’s like ‘you don’t want to be president’,” the Chicago native confessed. “One of the things Oprah said is she said, ‘you got to bone up on your foreign affairs.’ I remember this, because it’s Oprah talking, so I’m gonna remember a lot of what the conversation was, but that’s the first thing she said was foreign affairs and foreign policies,” he explained.

Trump Falsely Claims He Won Election & Threatens To Get Supreme Court To Stop Counting Votes

Trump Falsely Claims He Won Election & Threatens To Get Supreme Court To Stop Counting Votes

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Donald Trump prematurely declared that he won the 2020 election while it was still being counted, and threatened to demand the Supreme Court stop counting ‘fraud’ votes.

Nearing 3:00am ET on Election Night, Donald Trump declared the 2020 presidential election a sham, and vowed to get the Supreme Court to intervene immediately. The president, 74, insisted in a rambling speech at the White House that he had already won the election, and alleged that the Democrats were falsifying votes to give Joe Biden the win. His solution? Demand that polling stations stop counting ballots and committing “a major fraud on our nation.”

"This is a major fraud on our nation … so we'll going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop." — Trump is counting on SCOTUS to help him steal the election pic.twitter.com/MHF60tszkN

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 4, 2020

Trump started off by naming a list of states where he had already won, like Texas, and expressed confusion about why results weren’t declared in others. That’s easy: they just haven’t yet. At the time of his speech, a staggering number of votes had not been tabulated yet in the United States. Biden was slightly ahead of Trump, 238 to 218 electoral votes. “All of the sudden, everything just stopped,” the president said. “This is a fraud on the American public. This is an embarrassment to the country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election.

“So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation,” Trump continued. “We’ll be going to the US Supreme Court. We want all voting to stop. We don’t want them to find any ballots at 4:00am and add them to the list. To me, this is a very sad moment. And we will win this. And as far as I’m concerned, we already have won this.” Trump did not fully explain what he meant by “stopping” votes, but it should be noted that he has no legal power to demand such a thing of the Supreme Court. 

Trump’s premature celebration comes two days after he went viral for threatening to fire Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s foremost infectious disease expert. Fauci, 79, a longtime Trump target, had questioned the president’s inaction during the pandemic in an interview over the weekend, which the White House criticized in a statement. Deputy press secretary Judd Deere lashed out at Fauci for “playing politics” by saying that Joe Biden had a plan for combatting coronavirus.

At a Florida campaign rally, the crowd chanted “fire Fauci” as Trump complained about the continuous media coverage of the pandemic.Trump basked in the cheers for a few seconds, then said, ““Don’t tell anybody, but let me wait until a little bit after the election. I appreciate the advice. He’s been wrong a lot.” The crowd cheered, and Trump mentioned that we “wouldn’t hear” about COVID-19 anymore “on November 4.”

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters on the tarmac outside Air Force One (AP)

Trump was also embroiled in a mild scandal when the highly-anticipated sequel to Borat dropped on October 22. At one point in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Sacha Baron Cohen disguised himself in an elaborate Trump costume to crash a GOP conference. Cohen was carrying his “teenage” daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova, 24) over his shoulder to present as a “gift” to Mike Pence.

Trump called Cohen a “phony guy” and a “creep.” Cohen responded on Twitter, “Donald — I appreciate the free publicity for Borat! I admit, I don’t find you funny either. But yet the whole world laughs at you. I’m always looking for people to play racist buffoons, and you’ll need a job after Jan. 20. Let’s talk!”

John Legend Shades ‘Super Group’ Of Rappers Supporting Trump: They’re ‘Called The Sunken Place’

John Legend Shades ‘Super Group’ Of Rappers Supporting Trump: They’re ‘Called The Sunken Place’

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John Legend claims Trump-supporting rappers such as Lil Wayne and 50 Cent have been taken in by the president’s ‘lies’ and dissed them, calling the artists members of a sad new ‘super group.’

John Legend had some choice words for top rappers endorsing Donald Trump in the final days before the 2020 presidential election. The “All of Me” singer appeared onstage at Democrat Joe Biden‘s final campaign appearance in Pittsburgh, PA on Nov. 2. He called out the terrible traits in Trump that some rap artists are confusing as strengths, and without naming names, hinted that Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, Ice Cube and others were getting suckered by the president to endorse him.

John Legend put some rappers supporting Trump and their Platinum Plan into a locker.

Please vote tomorrow, y’all…#Vote  @JoeBiden @KamalaHarris pic.twitter.com/2DY4hI7QBL

— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) November 3, 2020

“Now some people see the meanness, the bullying, the selfishness of Donald Trump and they mistake it for strength. A kind of twisted masculinity. Some see his greed and they mistake it for being good at business,” Legend told the audience from behind his piano onstage.

“Some of your former favorite rappers have been taken in by these lies. I think they even founded a new super group. It’s ‘The Sunken Place,’” Legend continued, without directly name checking the rappers. John then went on to explain that “Trump’s Platinum Plan for Black folks is nothing but fool’s gold.”

John Legend is joined onstage by wife Chrissy Teigen and daughter Luna during Joe Biden’s final campaign rally before the Nov. 3 presidential election. Photo credit: AP Images.

Both Wayne and Ice Cube have had positive things to say about Trump’s “Platinum Plan,” which would allegedly provide $500 billion in capital to Black communities. Wayne, 38, even met face to face with the 74-year-old about it. In an Oct. 29 tweet, Wayne smiled as he stood next to Trump and wrote in the caption, “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus. besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”

Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020

While Ice Cube hasn’t officially endorsed Trump, he has been working with his team on the Platinum Plan after creating his own Contract with Black America. The 51-year-old took a lot of heat when a Trump campaign senior advisor let the news slip that Cube had been dealing with them. It even became a joke on Saturday Night Live that Cube was on Team Trump because he was afraid of Joe Biden’s potential tax proposal for the nation’s top earners, which is why 50 Cent said he wouldn’t vote for the Democrat. Fif claimed that he could be paying in upwards of 63 percent of his income when federal, state and local taxes were combined in both California and NYC under Biden.

😂😂😂…fuck you SNL…trying to reduce me to greed. https://t.co/pObFAkOvcq

— Ice Cube (@icecube) November 1, 2020

SNL even parodied Cube’s support of Trump, showing Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd as the rapper/actor and and  Lil’ Wayne, who were both seen in red “Make America Great Again” hats. Jim Carrey‘s Biden asked them, “Why in the name that is holy would you be voting for Trump?” to which they replied in unison, “Taxes.” Cube was actually upset by that, tweeting out the scene and  wrote, “f**k you SNL…trying to reduce me to greed,” for implying he just wanted to protect his fortune by supporting Trump. When he was outed as working with Team Trump, Cube stressed that he reached out to Biden’s camp as well about his Contract with Black America, but was told that any conversations would have to wait until after the election.

Maya Rudolph As The Statue of Liberty Claps Back At Trump’s NYC ‘Ghost Town’ Diss: ‘I’m Still Here’

Maya Rudolph As The Statue of Liberty Claps Back At Trump’s NYC ‘Ghost Town’ Diss: ‘I’m Still Here’

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‘SNL’ is known for surprises, and this week was no exception! Maya Rudolph made a second appearance in this Times Square themed sketch defending NYC.

Season 46 of Saturday Night Live has been as unpredictable as ever, and we’re absolutely here for it! Maya Rudolph, 48, appeared as the Statue of Liberty herself in a sketch in a Times Square souvenir store. “Fools — you don’t give up on my city that easy,” Maya as the green statue stated as she walked in amidst a conversation of the characters, including Pete Davidson and host John Mulaney talking about those leaving the city for “one room shacks for $900K” in other nearby states.

OMG🥇 Maya Rudolph as 🗽 #snl pic.twitter.com/EGNmSds2DC

— Agent K – 😷 Remember them (@KSWenger) November 1, 2020

“I lived through war haul. I lived through Bethenney Frankel. But I’m here,” she sang, clearly responding to Donald Trump‘s comment that New York City has become a “ghost town” amidst the pandemic. “I lived through Times Square filled with whores and now they’re on Sex & The City tours. But I’m here….I’ve been to Nobu. But I’m here,” she boldly sang in defense of her hometown of Manhattan! Trump’s comments were made in response to many businesses also closing in the Big Apple since the shut down in March. “Take a look at New York and what’s happened to my wonderful city for so many years. I loved it, it was vibrant. It’s dying, everyone’s leaving New York,” the President said earlier this week.

My sexual preference is definitely Maya Rudolph on #SNL singing Sondheim's "I'm Still Here" but with changed lyrics that included a Bethenny Frankel reference, all while dressed as the Statue of Liberty.

(What can I say, I'm picky!) pic.twitter.com/U7QEaQ4dvC

— Dave Quinn (@NineDaves) November 1, 2020

Maya has been one of many amazing surprises this season. Just two weeks ago, Aquaman himself Jason Momoa, 41, made an unannounced appearance! The actor popped up alongside Beck Bennett, 36, who played a vocal anti-Trump activist. In the sketch, Beck took to social media to blast the current president pre-election in a hilarious song for social media. “Enough is enough is enough, Mr. Trump…you don’t care about lives,” he rapped in an Instagram live. “You’re a puppet for Mr. Putin. You’re the one doing all the lootin…you don’t even wear a mask. You may be President but you aren’t mine!” he declared, tagging several celebrities in attempt to get “100 million views.”

Great SNL anti-Trump rap, "Enough is Enough," by Beck Bennett playing a fed-up actor using his platform to make a statement!https://t.co/mNQl3zxmQV

— Jojoportnoy (@DogsNDemocrats) October 11, 2020

While the idea was good in theory, Jason was less than thrilled to be named in the video. “Is this the guy from the ‘Enough Is Enough’ video? Don’t tag me!” the See actor yelled via FaceTime. “This is the weakest thing I’ve ever seen…you need to take that down. It’s pathetic and you’re a loser,” he informed Beck, who appeared to be thrilled that he just got a call from Jason himself!“It worked, Jason Momoa knows me!” he said in awe. Too funny.

Prior to the season’s start, sources close to production revealed the focus would be more political than ever. “SNL is always politically charged and this year will be no different. [Weekend Update host] Colin Jost and the rest of the writers and cast are very eager to dive into this presidential season with all hands-on deck,” an insider spilled to HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “[SNL staffers] can’t wait to work with Jim Carrey [who is playing Joe Biden],  Alec Baldwin and everyone else. There [are] going to be lots of skits and openers surrounding the election and whatever happens post-election. It will be a very big part of the show this season,” they also revealed.

Melania Trump’s Smiley Pic With Donald Sparks Hilarious Theory He Took Body Double To Debate

Melania Trump’s Smiley Pic With Donald Sparks Hilarious Theory He Took Body Double To Debate

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Melania Trump flashed a rare big smile while getting off a helicopter with Donald Trump as they traveled to the final presidential debate, and critics used theories about why it was a ‘fake Melania’.

A newly surfaced photo that shows Donald Trump, 74, and a very happy looking Melania Trump, 50, getting off of the Marine One helicopter to board Air Force One last week is bringing back theories that a body double for the First Lady is sometimes being used. In the pic, which was taken as the husband and wife were making their way to Nashville, TN for the final presidential debate, Donald is wearing a suit and waving to onlookers as Melania stands behind him in a sleeveless black dress and sunglasses and also waves while flashing a big rare smile. Since the beauty has often made headlines for looking miserable whenever she’s around the president, it didn’t take long for Twitter users to suspect the recent smiling snapshot was of a “fake Melania”.

Donald Trump and Melania Trump wave to onlookers while on a helicopter last week. (AP)

“I like a president who doesn’t have to hire a First Lady stand-in,” one Twitter user wrote along with “#FakeMelania.” Actress Meredith Salenger also wrote about her thoughts on the photo. “Holy sh*t this is an obvious one. Do we just let that sh*t slide?” she asked in response to a tweet from writer/director Zack Bornstein that read, “The only thing I’ll miss from this administration is them swapping in new Melanias and just pretending we won’t notice like a 4-year-old with a guppy.”

One Twitter user’s response to the new smiling Melania Trump pic. (Courtesy of Twitter)

“Folks, there is a body double running around for Melania. Know how I know? She’s smiling,” another Twitter user cheekily tweeted, while another compared Melania’s teeth in the helicopter photo to in a previous photo. “Notice the two front teeth. Melania’s are more squared…THAT AIN’T HER in the other photo. #FakeMelania,” the tweet read.

Two more responses to the smiling pic. (Courtesy of Twitter)

Another tweet went into even more details about her appearance while trying to prove that the helicopter pic isn’t the real Melania. “Not just the teeth… If you look at the eyebrows, the hairs are splayed at the start (closest to nasal bridge) – whereas Melania’s are not. Also on the upper lip, there is no prominent commissure – whereas Melania does,” the tweet pointed out.

Folks, there is a body double running around for Melania. Know how I know? She’s smiling.

— Stephanie Smith (@Stephan03959980) October 25, 2020

The latest conspiracy theory about Melania comes after there’s been numerous other times pictures prompted similar reactions in online skeptics over the past few years. From a 2018 trip to Ohio with Donald, to a 2019 trip to Florida, each time, users claimed something was “off” about the First Lady, including looking shorter and/or having darker hair. Like with the helicopter pic, her mood also comes into play since she’s often spotted looking serious around Donald and/or pulling her hand away from his, which she did most recently at the final presidential debate on Oct. 22.

Whether they think it’s because she just doesn’t want to be around Donald or she just wants to be excused from her White House duties, these critics always seem to have a reason to think that a decoy for Melania is right in front of their eyes. While we don’t know for sure, it’s certainly an interesting concept!