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Wednesday
Nov072012

After Obama Victory, Donald Trump Rants on Twitter

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It’s Donald Trump vs. the world in the wake of President Obama’s second-term win. Late Tuesday, after Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney was certain, the billionaire real estate mogul and one-time 2012 presidential contender tweeted, “Well, back to the drawing board!”

He got more disgruntled as the night went on.

“We can’t let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty,” Trump continued. "Our nation is totally divided! Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us. This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!"

And then:

“Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before. Our nation is a once great nation divided! The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy. Hopefully the House of Representatives can hold our country together for four more years…stay strong and never give up! House of Representatives shouldn’t give anything to Obama unless he terminates Obamacare.”

And lest we forget:

“This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!”

Hollywood was quick to hate on him.

Alec Baldwin tweeted, ”@realdonaldtrump. You trust the voters when they choose The Apprentice. But not now?”

“Hey Trump, did you see Mitt Romney’s concession speech? That’s what graciousness and good hair looks like,” “Modern Family” executive producer Steve Levitan wrote.

Mark Ruffalo tweeted, "Donald Trump just called for a Revolution. Doesn’t like democracy I guess.”

Here's how other celebrities reacted on Twitter late Tuesday and early Wednesday to the news of President Obama's re-election:

-- Katy Perry: "DONE AND DUSTED!!!"

-- Eva Longoria: "We did it!!! Obama re-elected!!!!! Yes!! Yes We Can!"

-- Cher: "WE WON ! WE WON ! GREAT GOD ALMIGHTY ! WE WON!!"

-- Mark Ruffalo: "Obama just took Ohio!!!!! ITs over. TKO WE HAVE OUR PRESIDENT!!! BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA!!!"

-- Zoe Saldana: "Barack Obama!!! The 44th President of The United States of America. God bless America, once again!- ZS."

-- Kal Penn, who once served as an associate director in the White House Office of Public Engagement: "Young people, you fought hard & pushed for #progress and this is historic & awesome! Congratulations, Mr. President!"

-- Olivia Munn: "Four More Years!!!! @BarackObama is our 43rd AND 44th PRESIDENT!!!!

-- Octavia Spencer: "CRYING MY EYES OUT RIGHT NOW! AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL! #SoProudOfTeamObama and everyone that i got to meet on the ground!"

-- Kerry Washington: "Wow! Wow! Wow! #Obama2012 YOU DID IT AMERICA! YOU DID IT!"

-- Gabrielle Union: "YES. WE. DID...AGAIN!!! #Obama2012 #Forward THANK YOU AMERICA!!!!!"

-- Billy Ray Cyrus: "Congratulations Mr President ! Congratulations America ...the process worked ...and freedom rings."

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Tuesday
May222012

Alec Baldwin Warns of ‘Lying Thieves In the White House’ If Obama Loses

Sara D. Davis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Actor Alec Baldwin has always been an Obama supporter, but he took his frustration with Republicans to another level Tuesday, warning his Twitter followers that "lying thieves" would take back the White House if President Obama loses his re-election bid.

“You wanna go back? To Bush? Cheney? Paulson? Rumsfeld? Unfunded wars? Death of U.S. soldiers and innocent civilians for oil?” Baldwin tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “You wanna go back to lying thieves in the White House who make war under false pretenses in order to make $ for their friends?”

Baldwin was half a world away from the general election battle that is simmering between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, but his seven-tweet rant suggested that even the Cannes Film Festival in France cannot keep the 30 Rock star’s mind off American politics.

“The election is around the corner. You want another corporate puppet who will squander more U.S. natural resources, revenue and perhaps lives?” Baldwin tweeted. “Just to protect that breed of wealth that wants America to finally accept a European model of plutocracy?”

“Obama...2012,” Baldwin concluded.

Responding to a suggestion from a fellow tweeter that he run for office himself, Baldwin said he “would run if I could win.”

“Too many reactionary haters in the RW for that to be possible,” he tweeted, purportedly referring to the “right wing.”

Baldwin, a prolific tweeter, has had his fare share of harsh words for Obama’s Republican challengers. In December, Baldwin dubbed then-GOP contender Newt Gingrich “a cranky history professor,” and said “Romney is better suited for country club president.”

Obama, on the other hand, “sees what govt’s priorities should be,” Baldwin tweeted.

In an interview on MSNBC earlier this month, Baldwin suggested that Obama has the election “in the bag” and that Republicans are “scared.”

“These guys are getting scared,” Baldwin said. "They know it is not looking good for them, and I think they are sensing now that they are really going to focus on the congressional races and Obama -- it is starting to look like he has it in the bag.”

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Thursday
Apr072011

Report: Oprah Won't Publicly Support Obama in 2012

Jemal Countess/WireImage(CHICAGO) -- Oprah Winfrey was one of then-Senator Barack Obama's biggest public supporters in the 2008 election, but she'll be very low-key in 2012. 

PopEater.com reports Winfrey, who recently launched her cable network, OWN, is reportedly acting in the best interests of the fledgling channel amid fears that throwing her support behind President Obama's re-election bid would turn off viewers.  A source says, "Unlike in 2008, when a drop in ratings didn't matter as much for the queen of TV, Oprah is now fighting every day to get people to tune into OWN."  The insider added, "Helping a friend keep the most important job in the world is great, but making sure her OWN network thrives is now her priority." 

There's no comment on the report from anyone in Oprah's camp.

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