Most stars who threatened to leave the country if Donald Trump was elected President were probably joking. But at least one is doubling down on the vow.
A hyperbolic threat, to be sure, but one that he appears to be sticking to, at least jokingly, after the seemingly impossible happened on Tuesday night.
“I’m gonna Rent first #pelosmelapela , get to know the schools #ohcanada #mexico,” the comedian said on Instagram the day after Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States. “California legalized Marijuana- I need something stronger #Whitehorse ??’? #whitelines blow away !”
However, seeing anti-Trump protests pop up across the country appeared to have bolstered his spirits a bit.
“Proud to see that overnight @realdonaldtrump #pelosmelapela has people united across the country #ftp I’m not leaving yet this shits getting good , maybe I’ll start with a timeshare who wants In ! #notmypresident,” he said Thursday morning.
“#pelosmelapela,” the hashtag the comedian has been using consistently in relation to the president-elect, roughly translates to “f-ck off, hairdo.”
Lopez, of course, was not alone in threatening to leave the country if Trump were elected.
Chelsea Handler reversed her previous determination to leave, tweeting Thursday morning: “Yesterday, my staff reminded me that platforms and voices like mine are needed more than ever; leaving the country is quitting. #keepfightin”
Bryan Cranston, who has also said he would move to avoid a Trump presidency, also struck a somber tone post-election, tweeting, “Although shocked and disappointed by the outcome, I hope the pres-elect will work to unify our wounded country. I sincerely wish him success.”