Stars React To President Donald Trump's Inauguration

On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn is as the 45th President of the United States. Given the facts that he's Republican and has said, you know, a lot of controversial things on the campaign trail, it is perhaps unsurprising that many of Hollywood's biggest and more liberal-leaning stars weren't exactly thrilled about the day's activities. Here are the most memorable and vocal reactions from Twitter.

Chrissy Teigen

Never one to hold back how she feels on Twitter, model Chrissy Teigen reacted to Trump's inauguration with one word: "nope." Shortly thereafter, she revealed that his speech had inspired a sudden change of plans: she'd be skipping the Sundance Film Festival, which she'd planned to attend to support her husband, musician John Legend, to instead join the Women's March on Washington on Jan 21, 2016. Something tells us John Legend will be A-okay with her last-minute decision.

Chelsea Handler

Comic Chelsea Handler began the day with a quote from animated producer Kara Vallow of Family Guy fame: "Once or twice in every generation a line is crossed so egregiously that where you stood on the issue will forever define you," she tweeted. She followed with a post flaunting her signature humor: "In exchange for El Chapo, we would like to hand over Donald Trump."

Zoe Saldana

Guardians of the Galaxy star Zoe Saldana expressed her struggle to move forward with America's choice: "I'm trying to be a respectful diligent American [right] now but as I start to watch this inauguration—Regression is the word that comes to mind," she tweeted.

Katy Perry

As an ardent supporter of Hillary Clinton, one couldn't blame pop star Katy Perry for being upset about Trump moving into the White House. Still, she managed to ease tensions by jokingly announcing to her millions of followers that she was "sleeping in." Very quickly, however, Perry took a turn for the serious: "Then, I'm marching. #WomensMarch." Expect lots of selfies with Teigen.

Elizabeth Banks

Most people dread going to the Department of Motor Vehicles, but actress Elizabeth Banks apparently preferred long lines and bizarre fees to watching Trump get sworn in. "I made [an] appointment at the DMV this morning. That's where I'll be. The DMV," she tweeted. She also used the hashtag "#AlreadyGreat," which presumably was a subtle dig at Trump's "Make America Great Again" campaign slogan.

Sarah Silverman

Comedienne Sarah Silverman, who was a huge supporter of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, quickly shared her thoughts on Trump's inauguration speech. "I agree with everything he's saying and nothing he's doing," she said of Trump's address, which spent a lot of time talking about restoring power to the American people and taking it away from the political establishment. "One nation under Goldman Sachs," she quipped.


Even stars from across the pond got in on the action. Included on the list: Grammy-winner Adele, who let a photo of Barack Obama and a peace sign emoji do all the talking on her Twitter. Combine that with her prior allegiance to Clinton, and we can very easily read between those lines.

Kirstie Alley

To be fair: not every celebrity was anti-Trump on Inauguration Day. Actress Kirstie Alley seemed to be having a grand ol' time watching the inauguration. "AMERICA always gets to me," she tweeted, alongside emojis of the American Flag. For the record: she very quickly clarified that she was referring to the performance of "America the Beautiful," by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Thanks for clearing that one up, Alley.

Scott Baio

Actor Scott Baio, who also spoke at the Republican National Convention in 2016, voiced his support for Trump loud and clear. "We are ready," Baio tweeted, sharing a photo with his wife in front of the Capitol Building. "Proud to be an American!"

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf recently turned his anger at Donald Trump into another one of his bizarre performance art pieces, a livestream called "He Will Not Divide Us." Like many events in LaBeouf's life, the protest took a turn for the awkward when he was arrested on misdemeanor assault and harassment charges following an altercation with an anti-Trump protester, CNN reported. According to the New York Times, LaBeouf was issued "a desk appearance ticket and instructed to come to court on April 4" but was not actually jailed.