Michelle Obama said Biden and Harris ‘are headed to restore some dignity, competence, and heart at the White House’
As the Associated Press declared Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States, celebrities took to social media to celebrate.
Among the celebrities were Grammy-award winning rapper Cardi B, who has been vocal during the presidential election season.
“I haven’t been fussing cause I know deep down we finna win. BIDENxKamala,” the rapper said on Instagram with a clip of Harris dancing to her song “I Like It.”
She followed up with a video of her reaction to Biden winning and commented on the bullying she and her family have endured from Trump supporters.
“You know why God put Biden in place? Cause you Trump supporters were getting out of line. Y’all were becoming real bullies,” she said. In September, the rapper and her sister were sued by Trump supporters.
Other celebrities have gone to social media to share their excitement for a Biden-Harris presidency.
Actress Lauren London shared a photo of Biden and Harris on Instagram with the caption: “It’s a new day!”
Director Ava DuVernay took the moment to criticize Trump while shining a light on the Exonerated 5 – the central focus of her 2019 Netflix film “When They See Us.”
“Imagine the person who took out full-page ads to call for your execution being voted in as President of the United States,” DuVernay tweeted. “Now, imagine that person being fired in shame. Sending my love to Korey, Antron, Raymond, Kevin and Yusef. Enjoy this day, my brothers. #exonerated5
Former First Lady Michelle Obama congratulated Biden and Harris on their victory and shared her excitement saying the two “are headed to restore some dignity, competence, and heart at the White House. Our country sorely needs it.”
She added, “and after we celebrate — and we should all take a moment to exhale after everything we’ve been through — let’s remember that this is just a beginning. It’s a first step. Voting in one election isn’t a magic wand, and neither is winning one.”
Check out the reactions below:
Woooooohooooo!!!!!! PHILLY!!!!! AMERICA!!!!!! BLACK FOLK!!!! BLACK PEOPLE!!!!!!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!!!!! 💛💛💛🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿 Now….let’s fight for that Senate!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/MAxsrFDcRp
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) November 7, 2020
— Prentice Penny (@The_A_Prentice) November 7, 2020
The people have spoken! Thank you to everyone who used your vote and your voice to make history. PRESIDENT Joe Biden and VICE PRESIDENT Kamala Harris pic.twitter.com/EdWQc5rpYD
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) November 7, 2020
Sent packing by the first Black woman Vice President in this history of this country and millions of nameless Black women all over this land. What a damn day. Just hugged my daughter so tight.
— Ida Bae Wells (@nhannahjones) November 7, 2020
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@DebraMessing) November 7, 2020
Congratulations to President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris! Thank you for choosing to serve your country during these challenging times. pic.twitter.com/PEEPFexKFF
— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 7, 2020
Yoooo @KingJames y’all can go to the White House and celebrate y’all title G! 🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿🙌🏿
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) November 7, 2020
Congrats Kamala Harris(V.PRESIDENT) on breaking all barriers! Motivation! Hold us down!
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) November 7, 2020
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