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From Miley Cyrus’ tears to Lady Gaga’s protest, Donald Trump’s election has elicited a variety of responses from Hollywood’s elite.

However, at this early stage, few stars have surmised America’s current political situation as eloquently as The Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence.

In an open letter for Vice’s Broadly, the 26-year-old Kentucky native has encouraged US citizens to transform their current state of anger and fear into a form of hopeful resolution.

Surmising the feelings of those left marginalised by Trump’s rise to power, the Oscar-winner wrote: “Is this the stark reality?…This country was founded on immigration and today the only people that feel safe, that their rights are recognized and respected are white men.”

“I want to be positive; I want to support our democracy, but what can we take away from this?  It’s a genuine question that we all need to ask ourselves.”

As an outspoken opponent of the President-elect, Jennifer continued by offering seemingly modest solutions to the anxieties of her peers.

“If you’re worried about racial violence love your neighbour more than you’ve ever tried to before – no matter what they believe or who they voted for.”

“If you're afraid of a wall putting us all into another recession then organize and stand against it.”

“If you’re a woman and you’re worried that no matter how hard you work or how much you learn, there will always be a glass ceiling, then I don’t really know what to say.  I don’t know what I would tell my daughter if I were you.  Except to have hope.  To work for the future.”

The actress’ powerful letter finished by recognising that the current mood is apt, but suggested that those left disappointed by the election’s result must continue to strive for progress.

“We’re all allowed to be sad that the present isn’t what we thought it was.  But we mustn’t be defeated.  We will keep educating ourselves and working twice as hard as the man next to us because we know now that it is not fair.  It is not fair in the workplace, so you make it impossible to fail.  And like Hillary, it might not work.”

“But like Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done.  Do not let this defeat you – let this enrage you!  Let it motivate you!  Let this be the fire you didn't have before.  If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of colour, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman – don't be afraid, be loud!”

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Anti-Trump Americans made many satirical tweets during the recently called election claiming that if Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election, they would move to Canada.

Well, call their own bluff they did: disgruntled Americans unfurled their maple-leaf flags and crashed Canada's emigration website as Trump was elected 45th president of the United States.  

Officials confirmed that the crash was due to a massive spike in web traffic, some of which spilled out onto Twitter as the events unfolded.

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It all started with the site becoming increasingly slow as users fought to look up forms and requirements for emigration. 

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The site officially crashed in the early hours of the morning as Trump was within striking distance of winning, his promise to built a wall between the US and Mexico clearly still fresh in people's minds. 

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Initial frustrations were to be expected, as the inconvenience of it all got to a few potential emigrants.

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We're not sure if this merits emigration, but to each their own. 

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Some Canadians couldn't help but comment on the matter themselves. 

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And even Canada itself got in on the trend, 

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And others are still hung up on Barack Obama

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Lady Gaga has made her way to Trump Tower in New York to protest against the new president.

Only mere moments ago, Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump to concede, and he subsequently made his victory speech.

Gaga has been a huge supporter of Hillary from the start, and was with her throughout the night, keeping her supporters in good spirits.

She is currently standing on a truck, with a sign held high which reads, "Love Trumps Hate."

The whole world is is shock over the news this morning, and you can see Twitter's reactions here.

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She’s gone glitter cowgirl, netted one piece and who could forget that infamous meat dress?

But in recent month’s Lady Gaga’s style could be described as verging on ordinary.

Thankfully the star has now corrected that impression by stepping out in a bizarre tulle ensemble in a unique show of support for US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

 

In times of stress I like to be fashionable. #Election2016 #GoVote #ImWithHer

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Last night, the 30-year-old hitmaker took to Instagram to reveal the eye-catching outfit which appears to involve visible underwear, a partially mesh skirt, a feather-topped cowboy hat and a whole lot of tightly scrunched tulle.

Each of the four images she uploaded is branded with an election focused caption.  These include “In times of stress I like to be fashionable #Election2016 #GoVote #ImWithHer” and “Let’s go you modern suffragettes, go put on your hats and #GoVote ‘Corsets Off’”.

 

#Vote #GoVote no matter who you're with. But #ImWithHer

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Let's go you modern suffragettes, go put on your hats and #GoVote  "Corsets Off!"

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Corsets off.  LET DO THIS. #Election2016 Spread the word to #GoVote

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The Diamond Heart singer is one of a long line of celebrities to publicly endorse Hillary Clinton for president.

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With the general election well and truly looming, this election campaign video has certainly livened up proceedings. 

Fine Gael Kildare Martin Heydon TD has released a Back to the Future campaign flick and it includes everything from a DeLorean, white lab coats, red 'life preservers' and some pretty ace special effects. 

 Martin even enlisted the help of another Fine Gael TD Darren Scully and somehow convinced him to play the role of Doc. 

Watch the amazing video below: 

 

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