Miley Cyrus has given her reaction to the outcome of the US Presidential election in a tearful video posted to her Twitter account.
The singer had supported the Democrats throughout the campaign, initially supporting nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders before switching her allegiance to Hillary Clinton when the presidential candidates were formalised.
After Donald Trump’s victory last night (November 8), Cyrus – who had threatened to leave the US in the event that the Republican was elected – addressed the fall-out from the election’s stunning results during an emotional and self-filmed video.
“I do want to say that I’ve been very vocal for my support for everyone besides Donald Trump,” Cyrus said. “[I] heavily supported Bernie. Heavily supported Hillary. And I still think that in her lifetime she deserves to be the first female president, and that’s what makes me so sad.”
“I just wish that she had that opportunity. because she fought for so long and because I believe her when she says that she loves this country,” she continued. “This is all she’s ever done. She’s given her life to make it better. But, like Donald Trump so ironically played after his speech, it said, ‘You can’t always get what you want.’
“And happy hippies, we adjust and we accept everyone for who they are. And so Donald Trump, I accept you. And this hurts to say, but I even accept you as the President of the United States, and that’s fine… because I think now I want to be hopeful.”
She also thanked outgoing President Barack Obama “for everything you’ve done,” before breaking down in more tears and urging Trump to treat people “with compassion and respect.”
See the full video below.
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 9, 2016
Cyrus had criticised Trump on numerous occasions in the lead up to yesterday’s election, writing in March that the now President-elect was “a fucking nightmare” and made her “want to vomit.”
“If he doesn’t think he is ‘God’, he thinks he is the fucking chosen one or some shit!” she wrote on her Instagram. “We’re all just fucking jam between his rich ass toes! Honestly fuck this shit I am moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”