Lady Gaga Protests Outside Trump Tower While Holding a Pro-Clinton Sign
As Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton conceded defeat to President-Elect Donald Trump, Lady Gaga took to the streets in protest.
Lady Gaga was photographed outside New York City’s Trump Tower early Wednesday morning — standing on a sanitation truck while holding a pro-Clinton sign reading “Love trumps hate.”
The image was quickly shared on Twitter — where many Clinton supporters praised Gaga for her steadfast support. Gaga later shared a black-and-white shot of the action on her own feed, writing, “I want to live in a #CountryOfKindness where #LoveTrumpsHate.”
The 30-year-old “Bad Romance” singer was also photographed looking emotional while sitting in the passenger side of her car. MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt reported that Gaga was crying backstage at Clinton’s election-night party at the Javits Center.
Earlier in the night, Gaga was enthusiastic about the election — posting photos and messages of love.
She had been campaigning for Clinton in the final days leading up to the election. On the eve of the vote, the Grammy winner took the stage in North Carolina, addressing Clinton backers at a midnight rally.
“If we are true, true Americans, we must go from viewing his followers as our adversaries to viewing them as our allies. What does she say? What do we say? We are stronger together. And what I see in this remarkable woman is that she is ready to restore peace in this country. America is not America without its people,” Gaga said in a rousing speech.
“She didn’t just wake up one morning and decide she wanted to be president,” Gaga added. “Hillary Clinton is made of steel. Hillary Clinton is unstoppable.”
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In his final day of speeches before Election Day, Trump told supporters at his rally that he doesn’t need celebrity backers.
Criticizing the star-studded lineup of supporters who had been campaigning for Clinton in the campaign’s final days — including Gaga – Trump turned the focus back on the mission of his campaign. “We don’t need Jay Z or Beyoncé,” he told fans at a rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “We don’t need Jon Bon Jovi. We don’t need Lady Gaga. All we need is great ideas to make America great again.”