Lady Gaga has long been a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton’s bid for election. She believed in Clinton’s core beliefs, including fighting for the equal rights of women, minorities, and the LGBT community. She has performed at several events meant to fundraise for Hillary’s campaign.
She has said at one of Clinton’s rallies, “She has a career in politics that spans over decades of experiences, education, leadership, and wisdom. She’s ready to be president. She kept going, and she kept fighting for women’s rights. She kept fighting for the care of our children. She kept fighting for those that are in need.” She also added in some criticism for Donald Trump’s decision to run in general” “And the truth is that Hillary Clinton has done this for her entire career, and now when I say career is that she didn’t just wake up one morning and decide she wanted to be president.”
On November 8th, Donald Trump won the presidency and became the President-elect, expected to take office as the 45th President of the United States. When this was officially announced, many celebrities took to Twitter to express their disappointment, fear, and anger. Lady Gaga herself tweeted: “In a room full of hope, we will be heard. Stand up for kindness, equality, and love. Nothing will stop us. Say a prayer for America.”
She later added on Trump that, “If we are true, true Americans, we must go from viewing his followers as our adversaries to viewing them as our allies. What does she say? What do we say? We are stronger together. And what I see in this remarkable woman is ready to restore peace in this country. America is not America without its people.”
However, Gaga’s reaction to the news of a Trump presidency did not stop there. She decided to take to the streets and hold a peaceful and powerful protest. She stood atop a sanitation truck outside of Trump Tower holding a sign that read: “Love Trumps Hate.” Earlier in the night, when it was clear that Clinton would not win the election, Lady Gaga, and many others were seen in tears at Hillary’s election night party.