Lady Gaga stages protest outside Trump Tower following election result
Lady Gaga appeared at Trump Tower in protest against Donald Trump after he was elected as the next US President.
The singer has been a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton throughout the election campaign.
Like many of celebrity counterparts, Lady Gaga is struggling with today’s election results, which saw Donald Trump triumph over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
The ‘Bad Romance’ star spent the beginning of this week attacking Trump and she seems in no rush to stop following his win.
Shortly after the results were announced, Gaga was seen protesting outside Trump Tower in New York City.
Gaga also tweeted Trump, writing: “You divided us with hateful language & fear. I love everyone in this country and I vote for @HillaryClinton to unite us.”
“Young people listen up. We need to mobilize now, #VoteHillary and stop this dangerous man from continuing to divide and wreck our democracy,” she added.
Thousands of people have indicated that they will attend a protest later today against Trump’s Presidency.
President Obama earlier today said that he is “rooting for” Donald Trump to be a successful US President.
Mr Obama made a speech following Hillary Clinton’s concession speech in which she called for Trump to be given a chance to lead.
The US Presidential election was last night called for Trump, who won a shock victory over rival Clinton.
Secretary Clinton had held a narrow lead in polls ahead of the vote, but Mr Trump built up a lead in the electoral college system by taking swing states of Florida and North Carolina.
Trump had pledged to sign the ‘First Amendment Defence Act’ to permit religious homophobic discrimination, promised to “consider” appointing ultra-conservative Supreme Court justices to repeal equal marriage, and come out in favour of North Carolina’s anti-trans law – while running mate Mike Pence confirmed a plan to dismantle Barack Obama’s protections for LGBT people.
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