Cher has lived through 12 Presidents and the anti-Vietnam War protests, yet she's never encountered something as appalling as Donald Trump becoming leader of the free world.
On Friday, Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States. As the Capitol prepares for his inauguration, which will feature performances from 3 Doors Down, Jackie Evancho, Lee Greenwood and other nobodies we don't care about, the rest of us are bracing ourselves.
Thousands of people attended the United We Stand United rally outside of Trump Tower on Thursday, including several famous faces: Mark Ruffalo, Shailene Woodley, Alec Baldwin, Robert DeNiro, Rev. Al Sharpton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Cher, EW reports. The iconic singer is having a hard time believing in life after
love Trump, and she's urging people to not give up.
“I won’t introduce myself. I’m an elitist lib-tard,” Cher told the crowd. “I’m an elitist lib-tard whose grandmother picked cotton, whose mother sang on bars when she was eight years old during the Depression. … I want to tell you who I am so I can tell you what I believe."
“I have been accused by these people of being so many things,” Cher continued, “but I understand how the people were so desperate to pick this man, this unbelievable narcissist who could change the face of our world if we let him. The only thing that will save us is you. The only thing that can save us is you.”
“Never once did I dream that there would be one through arrogance and ignorance, who could change our world, who could change the face of our world. … I know you can stop this. I know you can stop this, because the power of the people is bigger than those a–holes that are there in Washington. I tried not to have a potty mouth, but it’s just me, okay? You must never give up, because the thing that will help us, that will get us through this is anger. Otherwise, we’ll be in sadness and depression.”
Cher then recalled being with Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton the night of the election, and the blanket of sadness that surrounded her.
“I gave up and I came upstairs and I took a shower and I took my makeup off, and then someone said, ‘There are thousands of people marching down the street,'” she said. “So I went down with none of my fabulous Cher-ness, and they got caught up. It took me out of my depression, took me out of my sadness, and I thought, ‘Look, these people have come now. It’s happening now. We can change this now.’ You can change this, I promise you, you can change this.”
Watch her speech below:
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