Celebrities took to social media on Friday night to praise Jay Joe Biden’s persuasive speech to the nation as the growing number of states under Donald Trump’s leadership continues to grow.
Biden made a brief appearance inside the Wilmington Cheese Center in Delaware late Friday night and spoke for seven minutes running with his partner, Kamala Harris.
It was expected to be a winning speech, but more than two hours after election night, the race for the presidency has yet to be called because ballots in the states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and North Carolina are still being counted.
Biden is ahead with 253 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to claim the White House and is ahead in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona where counting continues Saturday.
Pennsylvania alone would get him to vote for 2,273 electoral colleges, and he could hit 2,270 if Arizona and Nevada declare before Keystone State.
If Biden accepts four – which is very likely to be the case, he will have 302 electoral college votes.
Celebrities took to social media on Friday night to praise Joe Biden’s scathing speech to the nation (above) where he all declared victory in the White House and promised to bring Americans back, as his leadership under Donald Trump is growing in a state of increasing criticism.
Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona can be called Saturday, and if Georgia is so close it is sure to recount certain
‘We’re going to win this race,’ Biden once said before promising to serve both his supporters and Trump supporters as president.
“No, the purpose of our politics is to work for our nation, not to spread the flames of conflict, to solve problems, to ensure justice, to give everyone a fair shot and to improve the lives of our people,” he said.
‘We can be the opposition – but we are not the enemy. We are Americans. ‘
Famous faces where he has made multiple baseless claims of electoral fraud could not resist comparing the comparison between Biden’s remarks and Trump’s 1-minute farewell the night before.
Maj. Runner actor Dylan O’Brien tweeted, ‘Nice to meet people again.’
Actor John Cusack agrees, citing his shock at hearing an “intelligent” president.
‘What a sic it is to hear a conscientious man after these last 4 years. It’s almost weird to hear the word solidarity, ’he wrote.
Famous faces could not resist drawing a comparative picture between Biden’s speech and the multiple baseless claims of electoral fraud that were made between Trump’s 17-minute farewell the night before.
Others spoke of their comfort and peace when they heard Biden.
Will and Grace star Debra Messing, who has repeatedly backed Biden, called the Democrat president-elect and said there was “collective breathing” after his address.
He wrote, ‘A strong, unwavering, rational presidential elect spoke to the nation and I felt a collective shortness of breath,’ he wrote.
‘America has spoken. Most Americans in U.S. history. He voted for change. It’s going to be okay. ‘
Ben Platt also spoke of his relief after hearing the Democrats speak.
‘The President spoke and it sounded better than me before the speech !!!!’ He wrote.
‘I clapped my hands alone. Believe, write Billy Eichner.
Alyssa Milano made a straightforward statement in Biden’s speech in which she promised to address divisions across the United States: “We are the opposition – not the enemy.”
Tennis icon Billy Jean King also wrote the phrase:
We may be hostile, but we are not the enemy. We are Americans. “One of Joe Biden’s scary and monotonous speeches tonight.”
Josh Gad simply wrote: ‘Calm down. There’s a president talking. ‘
Others spoke of their comfort and peace when they heard Biden
Meanwhile, Jeffrey Wright hit out at Trump for the controversial nickname he repeatedly gave farewell to.
‘Rildonald Trump’ is like ‘Sleeping Joe’ to your liking. Joe Biden is now the captain, ‘he tweeted.
Others praised the close-up view of Harris being elected vice president, marking the first time in history that a woman has been chosen for the role.
Comedian Natasha Rothwell wrote: ‘I’m going to process the fact that there’s a black man on stage right now for the future.’
Chrissy Tegan commented that she and her husband John Legend enjoyed it a bit: ‘It all came from Philly’s Orange event but I didn’t want to post and make up about me … but we won a lot here!’
Trump has yet to respond to Biden’s remarks Friday night, but he released multiple retweets on Twitter in support of his unsupported claim as he continues to fight the consequences of voter fraud and deception.