- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Pop singer and avid Hillary Clinton supporter Katy Perry reacted to the candidate’s stunning Election Day defeat early Wednesday by warning of a coming “revolution.”

Republican Donald Trump’s presidential campaign left Hollywood activists in shock when it was officially declared that he would be the 45th President of the United States. His 276 electoral college votes to Mrs Clinton’s 218 left Mrs. Perry, who just days earlier donned an “I’m With Madam President” cloak during a Philadelphia event, seething.

“THE REVOLUTION IS COMING,” she tweeted to her 94 million fans, followed by “RISE UP” hours later.

Reaction to her call was met with mockery from Mr. Trump’s supporters and warnings from others that her words were reckless.

“Have you lived thru a revolution? A real one? My family has. My friends have. Please don’t be irresponsible,” tweeted a woman from Chicago.

“Good lord. How incredibly irresponsible of you to say this s—. People have spoken. Accept it period just the way Obama was elected,” replied a user named Andrew.

“No. The revolution just happened…and you missed it,” added Jason Echols.

Ms. Perry’s call for a revolution was not relegated to the entertainment industry. Others, including race activist Shaun King, struck a similar note.

“Dear Friends, If Donald Trump wins within the next hour, we still have 70 days before he becomes President WE MUST ORGANIZE OUR RESISTANCE,” Mr. King tweeted just after midnight. “We have 70 days to strategize an organized plan on how we can best protect the most vulnerable among us who Donald Trump has threatened.”

For his part, Mr. Trump told supporters in New York City that his goal was to be a president all Americans could cheer.

“Now it’s time for America to bind the wounds of division — have to get together,” the president-elect told a cheering crowd early Wednesday. “To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.”


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