Wednesday, 11 November 2020

'A fascist coup!' Sarah Silverman, John Cusack, Barbra Streisand and more stars react in fury to Mike Pompeo saying Trump will have a second term despite election loss

 Celebrities took to social media in response to Mike Pompeo's shocking claims that Donald Trump will serve a second term despite losing the presidential election to Joe Biden on Saturday.

The Secretary of State denied the election results during a news conference at the State Department on Tuesday when discussing the transfer of power come inauguration day on Jan. 20.

Sarah Silverman, John Cusack and Barbra Streisand were just a few of the many stars decrying Pompeo's comments after Joe Biden won both the popular vote and garnered more than 270 electoral college votes to become the 46th president of the United States. 

Loud and proud: Barbra Streisand, Sarah Silverman and John Cusack were just a few of the many stars decrying Pompeo's comments

Loud and proud: Barbra Streisand, Sarah Silverman and John Cusack were just a few of the many stars decrying Pompeo's comments

'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,' he said when asked about preparations necessary to work with Biden's transition team.


Trump has yet to concede in the race and has since filed suits around the country claiming voter fraud despite no evidence proving otherwise. 

'The world is watching what’s taking place. We’re going to count all the votes,' Pompeo said. 'When the process is complete there’ll be electors selected, there’s a process the Constitution lays it out pretty clearly. 

Pompeo: Smooth transition to 'second Trump administration'
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Not great: The Secretary of State denied the election results during a news conference at the State Department on Tuesday when discussing the transfer of power come inauguration day on Jan. 20

Not great: The Secretary of State denied the election results during a news conference at the State Department on Tuesday when discussing the transfer of power come inauguration day on Jan. 20

Talk about it: Barbra Streisand assured her followers she was keeping up on the news during a challenging time

Talk about it: Barbra Streisand assured her followers she was keeping up on the news during a challenging time

Yikes! Celebrities took to social media in response to Mike Pompeo's shocking claims that Donald Trump will serve a second term despite losing the presidential election to Joe Biden on Saturday

Yikes! Celebrities took to social media in response to Mike Pompeo's shocking claims that Donald Trump will serve a second term despite losing the presidential election to Joe Biden on Saturday

'The world should have every confidence that the transition necessary to make sure that the State Department is functional today, successful today, and successful with the president who’s in office on January 20th.'

Barbra Streisand assured her followers she was keeping up on the fast-paced news cycle during a challenging time.

'It is sad to watch Donald Trump refuse to accept reality and his enablers in the GOP should stop pretending he is right,' she wrote. 'They are holding the country's business hostage in the middle of a worsening pandemic.'

'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,' he said when asked about preparations necessary to work with Biden's transition team

'There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration,' he said when asked about preparations necessary to work with Biden's transition team

Honest approach: John Cusack wrote how he really felt while sharing a snap of Pompeo's quote from the news conference

Honest approach: John Cusack wrote how he really felt while sharing a snap of Pompeo's quote from the news conference

Blessings: Jimmy Kimmel aptly coined the new Republican party 'BONE' with a retweet of Mike Birbiglia's tweet: 'The Republican Party should rename themselves "based on no evidence"'

Blessings: Jimmy Kimmel aptly coined the new Republican party 'BONE' with a retweet of Mike Birbiglia's tweet: 'The Republican Party should rename themselves "based on no evidence"'

Silvermand echoed: 'Biden won the popular vote. Biden won the electoral college. Every vote was counted. No illegitimate votes were counted. Sure, recount the close ones if you want. But what Pompeo is implying here is a coup. A fascist coup.'

Brooklyn Decker asked 'At what point do we start freaking out?' while Josh Gad taught a vocab lesson: 'Hey media, it's called #facism - start saying it out loud.' 

John Cusack wrote how he really felt while sharing a snap of Pompeo's quote. 

'Scumbag s***hole -traitor deathkkkult pimp and whore pompeo Goes all in in the coup -,' he shared. 

Louder: Silvermand echoed: 'Biden won the popular vote. Biden won the electoral college. Every vote was counted. No illegitimate votes were counted. Sure, recount the close ones if you want. But what Pompeo is implying here is a coup. A fascist coup'

Louder: Silvermand echoed: 'Biden won the popular vote. Biden won the electoral college. Every vote was counted. No illegitimate votes were counted. Sure, recount the close ones if you want. But what Pompeo is implying here is a coup. A fascist coup'

Bad premise: Jon Cryer noted that the Secretary of State 'barely laughs. It's the slightest of grins. Has Pompeo himself actually said this was a joke?'

Bad premise: Jon Cryer noted that the Secretary of State 'barely laughs. It's the slightest of grins. Has Pompeo himself actually said this was a joke?'

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Jimmy Kimmel aptly coined the new Republican party 'BONE' with a retweet of Mike Birbiglia's tweet: 'The Republican Party should rename themselves "based on no evidence."'

Jon Cryer noted that the Secretary of State 'barely laughs. It's the slightest of grins. Has Pompeo himself actually said this was a joke?' 

'How much money from taxpayers who can't get appropriate stimulus money or affordable healthcare or any food, is this republican coup going to cost,' Jameela Jamil noted months into the COVID-19 global pandemic which has taken the lives of more than one million people around the world. 

CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins noted that Biden is 'pretty dismissive of Trump's refusal to concede.' 

She added: 'He chuckled at Pompeo's remark about transitioning to a second Trump administration, argued that receiving the presidential daily brief isn't necessary right now and said he sees no need for legal action, "frankly."' 

'How much money from taxpayers who can't get appropriate stimulus money or affordable healthcare or any food, is this republican coup going to cost,' Jameela Jamil noted months into the COVID-19 global pandemic which has taken the lives of more than one million people around the world

'How much money from taxpayers who can't get appropriate stimulus money or affordable healthcare or any food, is this republican coup going to cost,' Jameela Jamil noted months into the COVID-19 global pandemic which has taken the lives of more than one million people around the world

President-elect: CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins noted that Biden is 'pretty dismissive of Trump's refusal to concede'

President-elect: CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins noted that Biden is 'pretty dismissive of Trump's refusal to concede'

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