It's 2018 and Donald Trum (opens in new tab)p is the President of the United States. Thankfully, in addition to our country's hardworking activists, there are a ton of celebrities using their social media presences to speak out against his atrocities (opens in new tab). Below, a roundup of some of the most epic celebrity clapbacks directed @realDonaldTrump, from Chrissy Teigen, Laverne Cox, LeBron James, and more.
Chrissy Teigen isn't shy about her disdain for Trump—take one glance at her brutally honest (and highly entertaining) Twitter feed, and you'll find a beautiful crop of 240-character messages directed at the POTUS. Best of all, Teigen's extensive portfolio of clapbacks proved successful when a very-insulted Trump blocked her in 2o17 (opens in new tab) (a move that has since been deemed unconstitutional (opens in new tab), by the way).
Lolllllll no one likes youJuly 23, 2017
After 9 years of hating Donald J Trump, telling him "lol no one likes you" was the straw pic.twitter.com/MhZ6bXT1DpJuly 25, 2017
Alyssa Milano has been openly anti-Trump from the get-go—and she shows zero sign of slowing her roll (especially after joining forces with activist Tarana Burke to spread the #MeToo campaign (opens in new tab)) Exhibit A: When Trump behaved *questionably* during his first official meeting with Queen Elizabeth (opens in new tab), Milano promptly took to Twitter to air her grievances.
This is disgraceful, @realDonaldTrump. SHE’S THE QUEEN and she’s 92 years old! You’re incapable of acting like a human being. You’re incapable of being a leader. pic.twitter.com/A1vKTJgv21July 14, 2018
Last fall, Trump disinvited Stephen Curry to the white house via Twitter (as the President does). But LeBron James had the last word—the NBA star jumped into the conversation with an epic clapback directed at the POTUS that proved Curry wasn't even going in the first place.
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!September 23, 2017
Settling on just one of J.K. Rowling's Trump disses (opens in new tab) is tough, but her epic, laughing rant following one of the President's typos (your classic pour v. pore mixup) takes the cake in my book. Notable mention: the time she said Voldemort was "nowhere near as bad (opens in new tab)" as Trump.
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha *draws breath* hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha https://t.co/gbionAPK9ZJuly 3, 2018
Following Trump’s deplorable plan to prohibit transgender Americans from serving in the armed forces (opens in new tab), Laverne Cox Tweeted a series of powerful messages. “To all the trans folks currently serving in the military thank you for your service,” she wrote. “I am sorry your ‘commander in chief’ doesn’t value it.”
My fellow trans Americans despite what some may say your existence is valuable. Your lives, safety, & service matter. #TransIsBeautifulJuly 26, 2017
To all the trans folks currently serving in the military thank you for your service. I am sorry your "commander in chief" doesn't value it.July 26, 2017
Marginalized folks have often found ourselves at odds with systems which seek to subjugate & erase us. Let us love each other more & fightJuly 26, 2017
Lady Gaga also took to social media to protest Trump's transgender military ban, highlighting the possible effects his actions could have on people's mental health.
The message you have just sent has endangered the lives of people all over the United States and overseas bravely serving our nation @POTUSJuly 26, 2017
.@Potus Research says at least 1/2 of High School, University Students, & Employed Young People rarely/never discuss mental issues w/ anyoneJuly 26, 2017
Many of these young people are transgender & suffer daily from the exact types of social isolation & targeting ur message encourages @POTUSJuly 26, 2017
. @POTUS Sincerely, did you know of the group you singled out today, 45% of them ages (18 to 24) have attempted suicide already?July 26, 2017
Much like his wife, John Legend is a known opposer of Trump (opens in new tab). But rather than type up quick zingers à la Chrissy Teigen, Legend infuses his Twitter feed with lengthy, no-bull-shit aphorisms. After Trump referred to Haiti, El Salvador, and African regions as "shithole countries (opens in new tab)," Legend immediately called out the president's racism.
The president is a racist. He has been for his entire public life. If you vote(d) for him, you do so because of that or despite that. We need a multi-racial anti-racist coalition to defeat him and try to heal our nation.January 12, 2018
No one does a clapback quite like Chelsea Handler. Case in point: The comedian responded to Trump's illogical remarks about global warming with some sound advice.
Hey dumbass, global warming doesn’t only mean extreme heat; it means extreme weather. Hot and cold. Maybe buy a thermometer and shove it up your ass. https://t.co/wdO0t0nPiYDecember 29, 2017
Among the many celebrities that described their outrage while watching Trump’s State of the Union address in January, Elizabeth Banks summed up her thoughts pretty perfectly. “Now I am listening to Tom Petty and am a better American for it,” she wrote.
I tried. I listened but the amount of BS and stunts and questions raised that will never be answered made me throw my remote and now I am listening to Tom Petty and am a better American for it. #SOTUJanuary 31, 2018
Trump's inauguration was a disheartening day for the many Americans who fought to keep the reality-star-turned-politician out of office. The evening prior, Alicia Keys took to Twitter to share some words of wisdom.
.@realDonaldTrump Americans are all colors, faiths, cultures & genders. We have voices. We refuse fear. We believe in the Dream. #WeAreHereJanuary 20, 2017
Everyone already knows that the POTUS has a habit of starting Twitter feuds with celebrities (is a sentence I never thought I would write). A personal favorite? Trump's jab at Jimmy Fallon, which was complete with laughable accusations and outdated, gendered language. Fallon clapped back like a boss by making a donation to The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services.
In honor of the President’s tweet I’ll be making a donation to RAICES in his name.June 25, 2018
After Trump's August 2017 rant (the artist formerly known as speech) in Phoenix, Arizona, Olivia Wilde posted a scathing response on Instagram. "His speech last night only confirmed what a pathetic, petulant, dishonest pig he is," she wrote.
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Lin-Manuel Miranda—the genius behind Hamilton—is a bit of an Instagram poet, so it makes sense that he delivered a harsh-yet-eloquent clapback following Trump's comments about the mayor of San Juan. Here's hoping this one makes it into Miranda's book of Tweets this fall (opens in new tab)!
You're going straight to hell, @realDonaldTrump. No long lines for you. Someone will say, "Right this way, sir."They'll clear a path. https://t.co/xXfJH0KJmwSeptember 30, 2017
Following the massive turnout of the Women's March (opens in new tab)across the country, comedian Sarah Silverman took a quick jab at Trump via Twitter. "Look at all these PAID ACTORS!!!" she joked.
Wow @realDonaldTrump look at all these PAID ACTORS!!! https://t.co/Xav8HP9ax9January 21, 2018
After Trump and Vladimir Putin's controversial summit in July 2018, celebrities including Chris Evans spoke out immediately (and honestly). We need you, Captain America!
I don’t even know what to say. Today was a disgrace. @realDonaldTrump embarrassed America and should be ashamed of himself. Shame on anyone who chooses to ignore Russia’s interference in our democracy for the sake of Trump’s political well-being. I’m at a complete loss.July 16, 2018
Mia Farrow took to Twitter following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Trump's travel ban. "We need laws to govern a tyrannical president," she powerfully wrote.
Travel ban is born of this president’s xenophobia. Today’s Supreme Court ruling could further encourage fear and hatred among his followers. It also makes clear that we need laws to govern a tyrannical presidentJune 26, 2018
Let us not forget Trump's horrifying Twitter war with Kim Jong-un just two days into 2018 (word for word: "I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one"). Leave it to actor Josh Gad to compose the perfect response.
Do I really need to say this isn’t normal? If you think this is normal, get off of twitter and seek help immediately. We are in the hands of a psychopath who thinks the world and life and death are part of his reality TV show. This must end. He isn’t fit to babysit let alone lead https://t.co/VdyFWe3lubJanuary 3, 2018
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