The stars who've threatened to leave the US because of Donald Trump

Amy Johnson
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Donald Trump raises his fist as he and US First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One to depart Nashville International Airport after the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Getty Images)
Donald Trump raises his fist as he and US First Lady Melania Trump board Air Force One to depart Nashville International Airport after the final presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, on October 22, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP via Getty Images)

In the run-up to the 2020 presidential election hordes of celebrities in the US encouraged their fans and followers to vote - with many being vocal about who they are supporting.

Lady Gaga publicly campaigned for Democratic nominee Joe Biden as have fellow music superstars Taylor Swift and Beyonce.

Meanwhile, Kirstie Alley backed Donald Trump on social media and he's also found fans in Lil Wayne and Jon Voight.

Many stars have been very vocally anti-Trump, both leading up to the election and throughout his presidency, with a few even threatening to leave the country should he be voted into the White House for four more years.

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Similar vows were made back in 2016 before Trump became the nation's 45th president by the likes of Miley Cyrus, Cher and Samuel L. Jackson, but none of these can be said to have come to fruition.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage)
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend attend the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage)

Married couple Chrissy Teigen and John Legend have weighed up leaving the US if Trump is granted a second presidency.

The All of Me singer has disclosed that it was something they had considered due to Trump's "embarrassing" leadership.

"Every once in a while you think about it," Legend told Cosmopolitan. "We were born and raised here, all of our families are here. It would be hard to leave. But I don’t know what one’s supposed to do when you have a leader who is trying to destroy democracy."

Ricky Martin

Ricky Martin speaks during a Hispanic heritage event with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden at Osceola Heritage Park on September 15, 2020 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Ricky Martin speaks during a Hispanic heritage event with Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden at Osceola Heritage Park on September 15, 2020 in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Puerto Rico born singer Ricky Martin has been a keen campaigner for Biden throughout his bid for presidency.

However, the Livin’ La Vida Loca hitmaker has said he and his husband had thought about leaving the country if Trump wins the election - but that they’d rather “stay and fight”.

“We just take it one day at a time and we’ve had plans like we might leave the country, but no. We have to stay here and we have to fight for our rights and what we believe,” he shared with Variety.

“I’ve been supporting Biden forever … I think he is the only option we have and he is great and he has been in politics all his life. This is the moment. We all need to get together and be loud about the course of this nation.”

Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee of Motley Crue speaks during the press conference for THE STADIUM TOUR DEF LEPPARD - MOTLEY CRUE - POISON at SiriusXM Studios on December 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Tommy Lee of Motley Crue speaks during the press conference for THE STADIUM TOUR DEF LEPPARD - MOTLEY CRUE - POISON at SiriusXM Studios on December 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Motley Crue rocker Tommy Lee has repeatedly criticised Trump throughout his presidency and has vowed to make a move to Greece if he wins again.

The drummer, who was born in the European country, said he would relocate to one of its islands in such an eventuality.

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"Dude, I swear to god if that happens then I'm coming over to visit the UK," he told the Big Issue.

"I'm out of here. I'll go back to my motherland, go back to Greece and get a house on one of the islands."

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

Bruce Springsteen playfully said that he plans on going Down Under in the event Trump is re-elected.

The Boss joked as he told Australian media that he'd be fine making a new life for himself in the country.

"If Trump is re-elected—which he will not be; I'm predicting right now he's gonna lose—if by some happenstance he should be, I'll see you on the next plane," he told press.

So while Springsteen is a Biden supporter, it's unlikely he is seriously looking to flee his home country.

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