Miley Cyrus has just tweeted a sensitively emotional video in which she called for compassion, peace, and empathy.
“Given the result [of the election], maybe I really am different… but maybe a lot of people that I’m surrounded by think with open arms and open minds like I do,” the tearful pop star said. “I’ve been very vocal for my support for everyone besides Donald Trump — heavily supported Bernie, heavily supported Hillary, and I still think that, in her lifetime, she deserves to be the first female president, and that’s what makes me so sad. I wish she had an opportunity because she fought for so long and because I believe her when she says that she loves this country. This is all she’s ever done; she’s given her life to make it better.”
Cyrus also discussed Trump’s decision to use The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during his acceptance speech. The 23-year-old acknowledged the sentiment of the song as a means to spring into a peaceful future.
“Hopefully we adjust and we accept everyone for who they are, and, so, Donald Trump, I accept you,” she said. “This hurts to say, but I even accept you as President of the United States, and that’s fine, because, now, I want to be a hopeful hippie. I want to be hopeful that you will step in, too.”
After that she thanked President Barack Obama, breaking down as she expressed gratitude for the things he’s accomplished across his eight-year tenure.
Cyrus also pleaded for a peaceful transition of power and ideas as Trump takes office.
“Treat people with love, treat people with compassion, and I will do the same for you,” she said. “Anything you every want to talk about or understand… if you want to open your mind and open your heart, I would love to give you the
Miley Cyrus said she would prefer a North Korean nuclear attack on the US to the presidency of Donald Trump.
In May 2017, several dubious web sites published a story quoting the pop singer Miley Cyrus saying that she’d rather North Korea launched nuclear war against the United States than have Donald Trump as president.
The web site RedInfo simply posted the following headline:
Miley Cyrus Says: I Hate Trump So Much That I’d Rather Have North Korea Nuke Us To Death
The invented quote was followed by a poll that asked “Would you support Trump if he arrest [sic] her?”
Other versions of the same story – on the News Tips, US Postman, Last Deplorables and Deplorable & Proud web sites – also included extensive and accurate quotations from a video Cyrus posted to Twitter in the immediate aftermath of Trump’s victory in November 2016.
In that video, the singer tearfully described her disappointment at the election of Donald Trump, but declared “I accept you as President of the United States.”
Miley Cyrus has attracted the ire – and schadenfreude – of some conservatives and Trump supporters after she vowed, during the 2016 presidential election campaign, to leave the United States if Trump was elected.
In a 2 March 2016 Instagram post, she wrote: “Honestly fuck this shit I am moving if this is my president. I don’t say things I don’t mean!”