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Celebrities react to the news that Donald Trump is America's next president

Gemma Strong
Gemma StrongOnline Digital News Director
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Donald Trump has become America's 45th president in a stunning electoral upset. The 70-year-old billionaire beat fellow candidate Hillary Clinton to take the White House in a surprising landslide victory – and most of Hollywood are in shock.

Minutes after the results were announced, stars took to social media in their droves to share their thoughts. Many had backed Democrat Hillary to win the presidency, and posted messages of shock and distain at her defeat.

Celebrity reactions to Donald Trump becoming American president

Katy Perry - one of Hillary Clinton's most vocal celebrity supporters - was among those to comment on the news

"Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us," tweeted Katy Perry. "I am in tears," stated Ariana Grande.

Madonna wrote: "A New Fire Is Lit. We Never Give Up. We Never Give In."

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"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," said Captain America star Chris Evans.

Celebrities react to Donald Trump winning presidency

Chris Evans described it as "an embarrassing night for America"

Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson added: "I'm taking tonight to grieve for minorities, women, immigrants, muslims & the LGBTQ community, but tomorrow I'm waking up ready to fight."

Arrested Development actor Will Arnett asked: "How do we explain this to future generations of women? And minorities? #weshouldbeashamedofourselves."

Celebrity reactions to Donald Trump becoming America's president

Jesse Tyler Ferguson also shared his thoughts on the presidential upset

Mark Ruffalo said: "You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters."

Bella Hadid tweeted, "This is disgusting", while Rashida Jones said: "I want to quit life." Abigail Breslin begged her followers: "Please tell me this is a joke."

Seth MacFarlane wrote: "Some didn't like Bush. Some didn't like Obama. But this is different. Forget dislike, Many are genuinely fearful now. This is new."

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Amy Schumer questioned what had motivated the outcome

Amy Schumer shared a photograph of a bald eagle on her Instagram, along with the message: "Hold each other close. It's not over but this is a reason to really look at ourselves. What motivated this?"

Piers Morgan, meanwhile, offered up his congratulations to Donald Trump following his US election victory. "Congratulations to my friend @realDonaldTrump - an astonishing achievement. #President," he tweeted. 

Stephen Baldwin wrote: "God bless America!! & our 45th President of the USA & the new first family... @realDonaldTrump @kellyannepolls #MakeAmericaGreatAgain."