- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Hillary Clinton had all the star power.

Blockbuster concerts with Jay Z and Beyonce in Cleveland, Jon Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen in Philadelphia, Lady Gaga in Raleigh, North Carolina.

“We don’t need Jay Z or Beyonce,” Mr. Trump told fans at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Tuesday. “We don’t need Jon Bon Jovi. We don’t need Lady Gaga. All we need is great ideas to make America great again.”

He was right. And now the celebrities are freaking out — perhaps realizing their influence only goes so far.

Lady Gaga marched over to Trump Tower after Mr. Trump’s victory Wednesday morning and held a sign that read “Love trumps hate.” Ms. Gaga posted her protest picture on Instagram, adding the caption, “I want to live in a #CountryofKindess #LoveTrumpsHate He divided us so carelessly. Let’s take care of each other.”

Singer Mick Jagger tweeted: “Just watching the news…maybe they’ll ask me to sing ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ at the inauguration. Ha!”

Singer Katy — who held several campaign events with Mrs. Clinton — was more ominous, writing “THE REVOLUTION IS COMING.”

Chris Evans, the actor who plays Captain America, was just embarrassed.

“This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated,” he tweeted.

Cher — who promised to leave the U.S. if Mr. Trump won (we’ll see if she goes through with the promise) — wrote: “world will never be the same. I feel Sad for the young. [Toilet emoji] will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 Him. U can’t polish [turd emoji].”

Ha.

Rapper Snoop Dogg was more dramatic, posting an Instagram reading: “Worst day in America 9/11, 2nd worst day in America 11/9.”

Actress Sophia Bush wrote on Twitter shortly after midnight: “The number of ‘I’m scared’ and ‘my heart is broken’ texts I’ve gotten in the last 20 minutes breaks my heart…Man oh man America…”

Rashida Jones was just frightened — how did her bubble not allow her to see the rise of Mr. Trump, she openly questioned.

“I’m so scared,” Ms. Jones tweeted. “How did we get here?”

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