Pop sensation Miley Cyrus was devastated when she received the news that Donald Trump is set to move into the White House. The singer, whose hits include ‘Party in the U.S.A.’ and ‘Wrecking Ball,’ posted an emotional tribute to losing candidate Hillary Clinton in the hours after the result came in. The weepy video sees the star thanking Mrs. Clinton for “inspiring all of us” and sending a message to the controversial former reality-TV star turned president-elect, who will soon lead the country.
In the teary-eyed clip, which has already gathered hundreds of thousands of views online, Cyrus begs Trump to treat Americans with love, compassion and respect. The president-elect is well known for his negative comments about women and minority groups, and also faces a string of sexual assault allegations. In the emotional plea she adds, “Happy hippies, we adjust and accept everyone, who they are. And so, Donald Trump, I accept you, and this hurts to say, but I even accept you as the President of the United States.”
— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) November 9, 2016
The singer previously campaigned for Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders before he lost out to Hillary Clinton in the race for the party’s nomination. She later supported Mrs. Clinton and admits in the video that she believes Clinton deserves to take the top job at the White House in the future and so become the country’s first female president. Cyrus goes on to say that she is sad because the former first lady loves America and fought so hard to win the election.
Finally, the star reaches out to current President Barack Obama, thanking him for the work he has carried out since he was first elected back in 2008. Hours later, Cyrus was back on social media calling on Americans to knock down the walls of division created during the divisive presidential race. She pleaded with her compatriots to “take a hammer to the bricks WE built up and be more LOVING and compassionate towards all living things!”
In recent days Aaron Sorkin wrote a public letter to his daughter and wife, declaring similar sentiments of shock, while, on election night, CNN commentator Van Jones emotionally described the fear that many Americans are now feeling.