Before Donald Trump’s stunning election victory, dozens of celebrities – including Chelsea Handler, Whoopi Goldberg and Amy Schumer – said they would leave the country if he won the presidency.
Now, they’re not so sure…
Chelsea Handler, who hosts “Chelsea” on Netflix, tearfully said on her show Thursday that she will remain in the U.S.
“It’s so easy to say throw in the towel and that we’re going to leave or I’m going to move to Spain, because I want to move to Spain. I really, really want to move to Spain right now,” she told her audience. “And everyone in my office is like, ‘You have a responsibility, you have a voice and you need to use it and you have to be there.'”
Goldberg told viewers of “The View” on Thursday that she had been “incorrectly lumped in” with celebrities who had claimed they would leave if Trump was elected.
“I’m sorry to disillusion you, but I’m not leaving the country that I was born and raised in,” Goldberg said.
On Wednesday, Schumer shared an Instagram post, claiming that “the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest.”
Other stars who have talked about moving in the event of a Trump win include Cher, Bryan Cranston, Lena Dunham, Sienna Miller and Samuel L. Jackson. So far, none have confirmed plans to leave the country.
On “Fox & Friends Weekend” this morning, Pete Hegseth called this another example of “Hollywood duplicity.”