Which Celebrities Swear They Will Now Move Out Of The U.S.?

It's real: Donald Trump is the new president-elect, and starting in January 2017, the former Apprentice (2004-) star and real estate mogul will be the ruler of the free world. These celebs are so miserable about the news that you may never see them again...unless you have a passport and frequent flyer miles. The following stars all threatened to leave the good old U.S. of A if Trump got elected, so get ready to say goodbye. (Maybe.)

Lena Dunham

The Girls (2012-) star may be a gone girl soon. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ardent Hillary Clinton campaign support Lena Dunham said at the Matrix Awards in April 2016, "I know a lot of people have been threatening to do this, but I really will. I know a lovely place in Vancouver and I can get my work done from there."

Keegan-Michael Key

Comedian Keegan-Michael Key has a pretty easy transition to make in January once Trump is inaugurated. He told TMZ, "[I'm] not a fan...I might leave [for] Canada. It's easy! It's like, 10 minutes from Detroit where I'm from. My mom lives there, it'll make her happy too!"


Here's hoping the space program is more advanced than we realized: Cher tweeted, "If [Trump] were to be elected, I'm moving to Jupiter."

Bryan Cranston

Breaking Bad (2008-13) star Bryan Cranston pretty much sees a Trump presidency as giving Heisenberg the world's most powerful position. When asked if he'd stay in Vancouver for Trump's presidency, he told The Bestseller Experiment podcast, "Absolutely. I would definitely move. It's not real to me that that would happen. I hope to God it won't. It wouldn't be a vacation. I'd be an expatriate. There will be books written, movies made. I'm telling you, there will be theatrical productions about Donald Trump because of the anomaly that he presented."

Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer, a supporter of Hillary Clinton and cousin of Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, told BBC News in September 2016, "My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere. It's beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It's too crazy." However, she backpedaled on her words via Instagram after Election Day. "First of all, the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest," she griped. "Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news...I am furious. I cry for her and for all the smart people I love."

Eddie Griffin

Comedian Eddie Griffin told Vlad TV he'd move to Africa if Trump was elected, but he said it in terms too vulgar to directly quote here.

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand may be heading to either the Great White North or the Land Down Under. The singer, who campaigned for Hillary Clinton throughout the election cycle, told 60 Minutes Australia, "[Trump] has no facts. I don't know, I can't believe it. I'm either coming to your country, if you'll let me in, or Canada."


One bright side of a Trump presidency to Ne-Yo? He'll be closer to one of his famous Canadian buddies. "Me and Drake gonna be neighbors if Donald Trump becomes president," he told TMZ. "The unfortunate thing about this planet is that we are in no shortage of ignorance. I mean the fact that anybody supports [Trump] at all is ridiculous to me."


Raven-Symoné is so dedicated to leaving the United States that she even tried out life in Canada on the talk show The View. In February 2016, the That's So Raven (2003-07) star said, "My confession for this election is if any Republican gets elected, I'm going to move to Canada with my entire family. I already have my ticket. I literally bought my ticket, I swear."

Chloë Sevigny

When Vanity Fair asked Chloë Sevigny where she'd move if Trump was elected, the Big Love (2006-11) star replied, "Nova Scotia."

Jon Stewart

John Stewart, former host of The Daily Show, told People that he wouldn't return to the Comedy Central staple, even if Trump gives him a ton of material, and especially not if Trump won the 2016 election. "I would consider getting in a rocket and going to another planet," he said, "because clearly this planet's gone bonkers."

Natasha Lyonne

Orange Is the New Black (2013-) star Natasha Lyonne didn't specify what country she'd live in if Trump was elected, but she did note she'd be going "straight to hell, or to a mental hospital, 'cause you're like, 'why is this happening?!'"

Amber Rose

Talk show host Amber Rose moaned to Us Weekly, "[If Trump wins] I can't even think about it! I'm moving, I'm out! I can't. And I am taking my son with me!"

Josh Gad

Late on election night, Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf in Frozen (2013), realized a Trump victory was real, and it didn't sit well with him. "Looking for a great realtor in Canada," Gad tweeted. "Goodnight America. I hope I'm wrong about what we did tonight. I hope I'm wrong about the consequences. But we have to stand together united."

Neve Campbell

Native Canadian Neve Campbell told The Huffington Post U.K. that she'd "move back to Canada" if Trump got elected. "I'm terrified," she said. "It's really scary. My biggest fear is that Trump will triumph...He's an ideologue, he's got extreme ideas...And there is a good amount of ignorance in America, of people who are angry and disappointed but don't educate themselves in why, and how it can be fixed. They see someone off the cuff and broad, and they think, 'Ok, that's the voice we need, just someone honest.' But his honesty is terrifying."

Omari Hardwick

Power (2014) star Omari Hardwick told The Wrap, "I know that Donald Trump is a smart man. I'm not a fan, but I know he's a smart man, so I'm very confused and baffled and really interested in his antics at this point...I'll move from Denver to Italy...if Donald Trump wins the presidency, I'm out."

Chelsea Handler

On an episode of Live! With Kelly & Michael in May 2016, comedian Chelsea Handler talked about Trump at length. "I don't think he thought it was gonna go this far," she said. "Like, I don't think he was ready to really take the job. He just loves attention and he likes to talk about himself. He can't possibly really be trying to get elected to become president. That doesn't make any sense—after Barack Obama, I mean, I'll just blow my head up." She added that in case Trump got elected, "I did buy a house in another country just in case. So all these people that threaten to leave the country and then don't—I actually will leave the country."

Armie Hammer

Armie Hammer is a man with a plan. The actor told Vanity Fair that if Trump wins he'd "move to the Caribbean and start a jet-ski rental business."

Samuel L. Jackson

In a sketch on Jimmy Kimmel Live in 2015, Samuel L. Jackson announced that if Trump won the presidency, he'd move to South Africa. However, the legendary actor countered post-election, "When you learn the difference between my actual opinion & a Kimmel skit...maybe we can talk. Till then, I'm barbed wire up your a**es!!"

Whoopi Goldberg

On an episode of The View in January 2016, co-host Whoopi Goldberg ranted, "Listen, [Trump] can be whatever party he wants to be. What he can't be is he can't be the guy that says it's your fault stuff isn't working. That's not the president I want. Find a way to make stuff work. Stop blaming everybody...I don't think that's America," she said. "I don't want it to be America. Maybe it's time for me to move, you know. I can afford to go." Goldberg later said, "I'm not going anywhere."

Elisabeth Moss

When Vanity Fair asked Mad Men (2007-15) starlet Elisabeth Moss how she'd respond to a Trump presidency, she responded, "I always wanted to live in Italy, so that might be a good time."

George Lopez

Mexican-American comedian George Lopez told TMZ in July 2015, "If [Trump] wins, he won't have to worry about immigration. We'll all go back." He also pledged to boycott Trump's golf courses, adding, "Listen, [Trump's] comments are vile in any civilized society, but there's a freedom of speech. I know him, I don't particularly like what he's saying, but there is a right to say that."

Jurnee Smollett-Bell

Underground (2016) stunner Jurnee Smollett-Bell told The Scene (via Newsday), "[I'm] definitely moving to Canada [if Trump wins]."

Miley Cyrus

Sounds like the party in the USA is over. When Trump took the lead in the Republican primaries in March 2016, ardent Bernie Sanders-turned-Hillary Clinton supporter Miley Cyrus wrote on Instagram, "Gonna vom / move out da country." The next day she added, "Honestly f**k this s**t, I am moving if this is my president!" Maybe it'll be a party in Australia, where beau Liam Hemsworth is from, instead.

Stephen King

Horror author Stephen King described a potential Trump presidency as "terrifying," telling The Washington Post, "It scares me to death...I've considered the possibility of moving to Canada. [It's] not far from my hometown in Bangor, Maine."

Zosia Mamet

Girls (2012-) star Zosia Mamet told Vanity Fair she would opt for "Siberia" in the event of a Trump presidency.

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller is a born and bred Brit, and she may go back to her motherland now that Trump is the president-elect. The actress, who currently lives in New York City, dished to Variety in October 2016, "I don't know if I can stay if [the election] goes the wrong way, so I'm really hoping that Hillary comes through...It was really funny initially until I realized it wasn't a joke. I'm really horrified. I've never been here for an election. I've never felt as invested in the outcome as I do now."