Disney’s Bob Iger Makes It Clear (Once Again): He’s Not Running For President

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LeBron James Sidesteps Trump Diss, Celebrates New School Instead

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LeBron James has tweeted his first words since President Trump dissed him on Twitter — and the hoops superstar celebrated the opening of a new school rather than fan the flames on Saturday morning.

Instead, James simply retweeted a message from his newly-minted school, saying “Let’s get it kids! Love you guys.”

Let’s get it kids!! Love you guys https://t.co/kY88geedus

— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 4, 2018

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James opened the “I Promise” school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio, earlier in the week — providing 240 students with a myriad of benefits, including free meals and a new bicycle.

But the president wasn’t talking about James’ philanthropy on Friday night. Trump responded to an interview between James and CNN’s Don Lemon, who Trump dubbed the “dumbest man on television.” Trump tweeted that Lemon “made LeBron look smart, which isn’t easy to do.” He even jumped back to the early 90s, referencing Gatorade’s Michael Jordan ads by adding “I like Mike!”

Lebron James was just interviewed by the dumbest man on television, Don Lemon. He made Lebron look smart, which isn’t easy to do. I like Mike!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 4, 2018

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Trump was apparently miffed by James telling Lemon he “would never sit across from” the president.

And while LeBron took a detente approach, Lemon called out Trump on Saturday morning. “Who’s the real dummy?” Lemon tweeted, attaching a link to his interview in which James discussed the new school for at-risk youth he launched in his native Akron, Ohio. “A man who puts kids in classrooms or one who puts kids in cages?”

In related news, LeBron James just changed from playing for a swing-state team to a heavily blue state.

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Trump Challenges ‘Insecure Oprah’ to Run in 2020 ‘So She Can Be Exposed and Defeated’

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President Trump trained his fire on television icon Oprah Winfrey Sunday evening, challenging her to take challenge him for the presidency in 2020 so he could defeat her.

“Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes,” Trump tweeted late Sunday night.

“The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!”

Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at one point I knew very well, interview a panel of people on 60 Minutes. The questions were biased and slanted, the facts incorrect. Hope Oprah runs so she can be exposed and defeated just like all of the others!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 19, 2018

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The president was almost certainly responding to Winfrey’s “60 Minutes” segment Sunday night in which the former daytime star asked Trump and anti-Trump voters in Michigan whether they still shared their feelings about the president.

She also raised a number of his more infamous controversies as discussion points.

You can watch the full 25-minute segment here.

As a fellow television star and media mogul, Trump has enjoyed a cordial relationship with Winfrey for decades, though he has warned in the past that if she did take the plunge in 2020, he would defeat her easily.

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After an extended bit of teasing in 2018, Winfrey has become increasingly assertive in ruling out any possibility of a presidential run against Trump in 2020.

The latest wave of talk has been stoked anew after a widely praised speech at last month’s Golden Globe Awards.

 

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President Oprah Winfrey? It could happen.

The breakout star of the 75th Golden Globes has better odds to claim the White House than former Vice President Joe Biden, according to BetOnline, a prominent Internet gambling company.

The company is currently giving the former daytime television star 20 to 1 odds of becoming the next President of the United States. Those betting on Biden are given 25 to 1 odds. Some other contenders Winfrey topped were Mark Zuckerberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — all of whom were given 25 to 1 odds.

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Winfrey trailed other Democratic luminaries, including Sen.  Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris, both of whom had 12 to 1 odds. Leading the pack, of course, was the president himself, Donald Trump, who BetOnline put at 2 to 1.

Representatives for Winfrey did not immediately respond to request for comment. In the past Winfrey (through her reps) has denied all such speculation.

“She is not running for office,” a publicist for Winfrey told TheWrap back in October, 2016.

Speculation has, however, continued to loom, returning with a vengeance Sunday night after the entertainment mogul’s widely-hailed acceptance speech for the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement award during the Golden Globes awards ceremony.

While the official line hasn’t changed, the speech was widely hailed on Twitter and cable news as an opening salvo for a shot at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The rumors were further stoked by Winfrey’s longtime partner Stedman Graham, who casually said Sunday that she “would absolutely do it.”

If she did run, Winfrey would be able to largely bypass donor networks and self-finance her campaign by tapping into an estimated $3 billion fortune.

“If you have the name and the recognition you don’t have to raise as much, ” Howie Mandel, a prominent Los Angeles-based Democratic bundler (and not the comedian), told TheWrap in a previous interview. “I don’t think she’d need to fundraise.”

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Marc Lieberman Named President of Above Average Digital Studio

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Marc Lieberman has been named studio president at Above Average, a digital-first entertainment company that creates and distributes comedy programming.
In the newly created role, Lieberman will oversee creative development and production of original programming, as well as content distribution deals. Prior to his promotion, Lieberman served as the company’s SVP Business Development and Production.
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Oprah Stokes Presidential Talk, Retweets Story Calling Her Democrats’ Best Hope for 2020

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Is Oprah Winfrey teasing us?

On Thursday night, the “60 Minutes” contributor retweeted a column from the New York Post calling her “the Democrats’ best hope for 2020.”

“Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!” she tweeted to conservative columnist John Podhoretz.

@jpodhoretz Thanks for your VOTE of confidence!Democrats’ best hope for 2020: Oprah | New York Post https://t.co/tvt82v8cMH

— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 28, 2017

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We don’t want to get too excited, because Winfrey has shot down previous suggests that she run for president — or any other government job. “I will never run for public office,” she told the Hollywood Reporter in June.

And despite a March interview with Bloomberg that left room for fans to speculate, Winfrey’s close friend Gayle King said “it was clearly a joke” and “that ain’t never happening.”

In the Bloomberg interview, Winfrey said she never thought about running because she has no political experience — but now that another billionaire TV personality has moved into the White House, anything seems possible.

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“I never considered the question even a possibility,” she said. “‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience, I don’t know enough.’ And now I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”

While Winfrey’s tweet definitely doesn’t reveal any future campaign plans, it’s sure to give Oprah 2020 hopefuls more rumor mill fodder.

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Melania Trump Rejects President’s Hand-Hold Again, Twitter Says: ‘You Go Girl!’ (Video)

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This time, it wasn’t even a swat. This time, America’s First Lady didn’t even give Donald Trump a chance to grab her hand, quickly moving her manicured fingers to brush away her hair as the president clutched at nothing but empty air.

Tuesday evening, Donald and Melania Trump landed in Rome from Tel Aviv as the president’s first international trip continues. In a clip showing the two embark from Air Force One, Trump is seen reaching for his wife’s hand before she quickly moves it away. The move recalls a similar moment on Monday, when he tried to hold her hand as they arrived in Tel Aviv, but Melania swatted it away. Both clips have since gone viral.

Here’s the most recent clip from Tuesday:

When in Rome… pic.twitter.com/QnW7bl4IRg

— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) May 23, 2017

It happened again https://t.co/mUq2Vk4LhS pic.twitter.com/CJudUMeeHH

— Colin Jones (@colinjones) May 23, 2017

And here’s the “swat heard around the world” from Monday in Tel Aviv:

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Melania’s refusal to hold her husband’s hand in public might be gaining frequency, although it’s not the first time. When the pair arrived in Washington, D.C., for Inauguration Day, she only held Trump’s hand for a fleeting moment before pulling her hand away.

a very short story about two people holding hands pic.twitter.com/m2i7pn5a6d

— Tasneem N (@TasneemN) January 19, 2017

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Here are some tweets praising the First Lady for avoiding her husband.

I am obsessed with Melania. She’s absolutely done with that monster. pic.twitter.com/eGKkqoy1pi

— HannahJane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) May 22, 2017

@ohheyjenna @HuffPost Melania! You Go Girl! Way to flick off #PussyGrabberinChief‘s sweaty little hand! I have a crush… #swatheardroundtheworld

— Ripple (@dharmadude) May 22, 2017

@ladyhaja @shanehegarty She’s well worth your admiration . An absolute feminist icon ????

— Paddy McGuigan (@PajoMcGuigan) May 22, 2017

@colinjones @thedailybeast I would never play the hand slap game with Melania. Her reflexes are too lightning fast.

— Madison Kittay (@MadisonKittay) May 23, 2017

Me upon seeing the #MelaniaSwat. pic.twitter.com/53WWPy1ePU

— AMs (@chaplin8383) May 23, 2017

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‘SNL’: Dwayne Johnson Announces Run For Pres With Tom Hanks, More Or Less

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ACLU Backs Trump on First Amendment Right to Shout ‘Get ‘Em Out of Here!’ at Rally (Video)

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Talk about strange bedfellows.

In a rare show of unity with President Donald Trump, the American Civil Liberties Union agrees with the chief executive’s argument that he had a First Amendment right to yell “Get ‘em out of here!” at his campaign rallies last year even if protesters ended up “manhandled by the crowd.”

“There is no question that Trump’s decision to use his bully pulpit to actually bully protesters and to rile up his crowds against them is morally despicable,” Lee Rowland, senior staff attorney at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, wrote in her April 20 blog post about the lawsuit.

But Trump should be dismissed from a Kentucky lawsuit brought against the president by three protesters who claim Trump’s words intentionally incited violence against them, Rowland wrote.

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“It’s important to remember that political candidates — including Donald Trump — have constitutional rights, too,” Rowland wrote.

“It is never a good time to alter the law so that more speech can be punished, the ACLU lawyer said in her post. “Political speech should qualify as incitement only if it is unequivocally and inherently a request for violent and unlawful action.

“‘Get ‘em out’ just doesn’t meet that bar,” she said.

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The ACLU is publicly supporting Trump in the Kentucky lawsuit at the same time the civil rights group has filed several lawsuits against Trump over his now-delayed ban on travel from Muslim-majority countries on the grounds that it violates the First Amendment prohibition against religious discrimination.

Rowland wrote in her post that there is insufficient evidence that Trump intentionally incited violence and the protesters’ claim of negligent incitement of violence is barred by the First Amendment.

She cited several Supreme Court decisions that found First Amendment protections for emotionally charged, controversial political speeches so long as they are not “likely to cause imminent and serious lawlessness.”

Incitement allegations are dangerous because they can be used to chill legitimate speech, she warned. “Incitement charges have been used to jail anti-war protestors, labor picketers, Communists, and civil rights activists,” Rowland said in her post.

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Trump’s lawyers have argued in the Kentucky case that his campaign speech was not intended to incite violence, the protesters did not have a First Amendment right to protest at the rally, and his speech is absolutely protected by the First Amendment as a political speech.

A judge rejected Trump’s arguments and refused to dismiss the case, at least at the early stage. The three plaintiffs, Kashiya Nwanguma, Molly Shah and Henry Brousseau, allege that Trump knew about the history of violence against protesters at his rallies and his “Get ‘em out of here” instruction was intended to incite further violence by his supporters against protesters.

The protesters point to Trump’s statements at earlier rallies that “maybe [a protester] should have been roughed up,” his urging to supporters to “knock the crap” out of anyone “ready to throw a tomato,” and he would “like to punch [a protester] in the face,” as well as Trump’s pledge to pay for his supporters’ legal fees if they were sued by protesters.

Nwanguma, who is African-American, alleges she was repeatedly shoved by Matthew Heimbach, who is affiliated with the Traditional Worker Party and is opposed to interracial marriage. She also alleges she was shoved and hit by Alvin Bamberger.

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Shah also claims she was repeatedly shoved by Bamberger.

Brousseau, a 17-year-old high school student, claims he was punched in the stomach by an unknown Trump supporter.

Bamberger is seen on several videos at the March 1, 2016 rally wearing a Korean War Veterans hat and repeatedly shoving Nwanguma. He said in his court answer to the lawsuit that he “admits only that he touched a woman” and “denies that he assaulted that woman.”

Bamberger’s lawyers wrote that “to the extent that Bamberger acted, he did so in response to — and inspired by — Trump and/or the Trump Campaign’s urging to remove the protesters.”

Bamberger also filed a counterclaim against Trump and his campaign, arguing that Trump or his campaign should pay for any legal judgment Nwanguma wins against him.

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‘Something to Hide’? Trump Will Keep White House Visitor Logs Secret

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President Donald Trump has pledged to “drain the swamp” of corruption in Washington — but the public will just have to trust him on that, because he’s drawing a cloak of secrecy over his White House visitor logs.

The Trump Administration announced Friday it is halting former President Barack Obama’s policy of releasing the names of most visitors to the White House complex. The administration cited “grave national security risks and privacy concerns.”

Trump has been keeping his visitor logs secret since he took office in January.

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Just this week, the Trump administration was slapped with a lawsuit over its secrecy policy. On Monday, the National Security Archive, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, as well as the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, filed a lawsuit accusing the White House of violating the Freedom of Information Act by keeping the logs secret.

The lawsuit not only seeks the names of visitors to the White House, but also the names of visitors to Trump’s “Southern White House” in Mar-a-Lago.

In contrast, the Obama White House released the names of nearly 6 million visitors, including scores of lobbyists, over eight years.

But Obama also was hit with an open records lawsuit before he started releasing visitor names.

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“The only excuse for this policy is that the Trump administration has something to hide,” said David Donnelly, president and chief executive of Every Voice. “This kind of secrecy will allow big donors, lobbyists and special interests to have unknown levels of influence in the White House.”

“It’s the exact opposite of ‘draining the swamp,’ ” Donnelly added, referring to Trump’s pledge to usher in a more ethical and less corrupt era in Washington.

Norman Eisen, a former Obama ethics counsel and architect of his visitor log policy, called Trump’s decision “a disaster,” arguing it will ultimately be damaging to the new administration.

“It will encourage meetings to happen that shouldn’t happen because they can remain hidden from public view,” Eisen said.

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Oprah Winfrey Entertains Idea of Running for President

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Oprah Winfrey said that she is not so dismissive of the idea of running for president. In an interview with Bloomberg Media’s David Rubenstein, Winfrey said that she “never considered the question, even the possibility. I just thought, ‘Oh. Oh.’” Rubenstein then referred to Trump’s election, as he is the first figure to ascend to… Read more »

Kellyanne Conway’s Outfit Mocked: ‘This Is What Happens When the Gays Won’t Dress You’

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The inauguration of  a new president is certainly supposed to be a patriotic day, however Donald Trump’s White House counselor Kellyanne Conway took the theme to the extreme with her red, white and blue outfit Friday.

On such a serious day when the swearing in of the new POTUS sparked protests and riots across the country, Conway’s far-out fashion, at least, provided a source of light entertainment on social media.

While her Gucci A-line wool coat with cat-head buttons (retailing at $3,600 on Gucci.com) could have looked stylish alone — or perhaps worn on a less official occasion — when paired with a red hat, red gloves and a red purse, it appeared outlandish to say the least.

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Conway was soon compared to such huggable characters as Paddington Bear and the throwback New England Patriots mascot.

Others pointed out that “this is what happens when the gays won’t dress you.”

Whatever your feelings are about the 45th president, enjoy a brief break from the drama with the amusing posts below.

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Who wore it better: Kellyanne Conway or Paddington Bear? pic.twitter.com/CP2M6fzLyD

— Michael Hopper (@mhopp7) January 20, 2017

How is this real life? #kellyanneconway #InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/FksVDe0SNd

— Casey McClure (@casey_mcclure) January 20, 2017

This is what happens when the Gays don’t like you. KellyAnne Conway. #Inauguration pic.twitter.com/moXEkah91E

— Harvey King of Shade (@bodysculptorokc) January 20, 2017

Why does Kellyanne Conway look like the old New England Patriots logo? pic.twitter.com/swgdHH53v6

— Tyler Brooke (@TylerDBrooke) January 20, 2017

Kellyanne Conway dressed as the era Trump wants to take America back to. #InaugurationDay pic.twitter.com/Vrmc1Bq3Nz

— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) January 20, 2017

Congrats to our new Ambassador to Toyland pic.twitter.com/HG7j59mSYF

— Luke Mones (@LukeMones) January 20, 2017

The cat head buttons on Kellyanne Conway’s military coat seem to be sending a message https://t.co/j2CQbljL3e via @ARTschorn pic.twitter.com/4RivOtTcpk

— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 20, 2017

Kellyanne Conway just needs your order and she’ll get lunch started. pic.twitter.com/seGdD18wjo

— shauna (@goldengateblond) January 20, 2017

Kellyanne Conway’s $3600 @gucci coat was designed to celebrate the city of … London. #Inauguration pic.twitter.com/OKC9Nr4Wdf

— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) January 20, 2017

Big Marketing Coup by Crystal Palace persuading Kellyanne Conway to debut their 2017-18 Kit pic.twitter.com/dMUpDiHymr

— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) January 20, 2017

#KellyAnneConway
Always knew she was a strange bird.. pic.twitter.com/d2Fs4cdoHt

— Mo (@moevila) January 20, 2017

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Watch Donald Trump Protests, Clashes in Washington (Livestream)

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Images of protests, shattered windows, burning trash cans and police firing gas canisters are filling cable news at the moment as President Donald Trump enjoys an inaugural lunch just hours after taking office.

Baltimore’s WBAL-TV reports that in nearby Washington, 95 people have been arrested and three police officers have been injured. While the overwhelming majority are protesting peacefully, a small number of others — some masked and dressed in black — have been caught on video breaking a Starbucks store’s windows and setting small fires.

Some of the protests and clashes are near the the route of the parade that will mark Trump’s inauguration will travel later today. MSNBC’s Brian Williams dubbed the situation “a tale of two cities.”

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Lines of riot-gear clad police are standing in lines to contain demonstrators, many of whom have held up their hands to signal they are only expressing themselves peacefully. Military reservists were seen on MSNBC cleaning up overturned trash cans and newspaper machines.

Democrats and Republicans joined together Friday morning to mark the peaceful transition of power from former President Barack Obama to Trump. But a few blocks from the festivities, the streets don’t look very peaceful.

You can watch the protests and clashes for yourself in the livestream above. If you can’t see it, you can also click here to watch.

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Joe Biden: ‘I Am Going to Run in 2020’

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Vice President Joe Biden told reporters Monday that he will run for president in 2020, though he wouldn’t make an absolute commitment.

“Yeah, I am. I am going to run in 2020,” Biden said, according to NBC News.

When pressed on whether he would run for president, Biden replied: “For president. And also, you know so, what the hell man, anyway.”

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But Biden stopped short of an absolute commitment when reporters asked him whether he was kidding.

“I’m not committing not to run. I’m not committed to anything. I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening,” he said.

Biden will be 77 in 2020, which would make him the oldest person to be sworn in as president, if he wins.

In October 2015, Biden decided he would not run in 2016 because he was still mourning the recent death of his son Beau, who died of brain cancer.

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Dwayne Johnson Sets His Sights on Being ‘Sexiest President Alive’

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If a reality TV personality can be president, why not a WWE champion, action star and recently-crown “Sexiest Man Alive?”

That’s the logic fueling Dwayne Johnson’s latest political aspirations, which he shared with People this week after receiving the magazine’s highest honor.

Having talked about running for president in the past, The Rock is now taking the idea far more seriously after Donald Trump won the election last week.

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“I used to say it jokingly but every time I was asked, it was with a real genuine interest. And it was very earnest,” he told People.

“And so I started to really think. Could I make a difference? Could I surround myself with really brilliant people to help me make decisions? Do I care about this country? And when the answers continued to come up yes, then I thought, there’s a good chance,” the “Baywatch” star continued. “Yeah, one day. Then we’ll do another interview like this.”

In a sharp contrast to some of the negative statements made by Trump, Johnson said the simplest secret to his life success is to be kind to people.

“I heard a quote when I was 15 years old, and I’ll never forget it: ‘It’s nice to be important but it’s more important to be nice,’” he told People. “And when I heard that, I thought, ‘Well, maybe one day if I’m important, I want to remember that.’ Being kind and nice to people is the easiest thing that we can do.”

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According to the Washington Post, Johnson is a registered Republican but has attended conventions for both parties, he also spoke at the 2000 RNC.

In June, he wrote on Instagram: “The idea of one day becoming President to create real positive impact and global change is very alluring.”

Currently the world’s highest paid actor having earned $64.5 million this year, Forbes reported, he’d also have a head start when it comes to campaign funding if he ever runs for office.

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Johnson is soon set to hit theaters with Disney’s “Moana” and “Jumanji,” a remake of the 1995 Robin Williams adventure.

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Hollywood Stars Freak Out Over Prospect of Trump Win

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While the U.S. was locked in a national grip of anxiety Tuesday night as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton battled it out neck and neck in the polls, a slew of Hollywood stars turned to social media to share their stress.

Twitter acted as an online therapist for millions of people across the country who were becoming increasingly nervous as the results rolled out.

“I don’t know if this helps, but here’s a pic of my dog Grumpus back in 2005,” comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted, along with a photo of a very cute pup.

And yes, it did help, thank you.

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Mia Farrow simply tweeted “Xanax,” while Adam Lambert expressed disbelief that so many people were really voting for the Republican presidential candidate. “Anyone voting for Trump: did you watch ANY of the debates?? I mean….. C’mon!” he asked.

“I said BREATHE. (I am talking to myself too, y’know),” “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote. We’re trying …

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Over in England, which is five hours ahead of the East Coast and eight hours ahead of the West, British celebrities such as J.K. Rowling stayed up late to watch the events unfold.

“One way or another, history will surely be made tonight. Let it be the good kind. Please, please let it be the good kind,” the Harry Potter author wrote.

While Sarah Silverman reminded everyone that Brexit happened there not so long ago too.

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See the emotionally-charged tweets below.

#Election2016

I don’t know if this helps, but here’s a pic of my dog Grumpus back in 2005: pic.twitter.com/qaUeyjOv7D

Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 9, 2016

Anyone voting for Trump: did you watch ANY of the debates?? I mean….. C’mon!

— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) November 9, 2016

I said BREATHE. (I am talking to myself too, y’know) https://t.co/h4hApps12i

Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 9, 2016

someone give me hope

Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 9, 2016

Brexit who

Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 9, 2016

This is too close. Its not going to be over tonight #ElectionNight

Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) November 9, 2016

You know how Twitter asks “What’s happening?” when you go to type a new tweet? My sentiments exactly! #ElectionNight

Ed Helms (@edhelms) November 9, 2016

This election is much closer than anyone anticipated. West coast: you can still vote! Get out there! This is close!

— Maria Shriver (@mariashriver) November 9, 2016

That presupposes I can still stomach working for Fox after this. https://t.co/7fHwBNM6jG

Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016

I truly cannot visualize the rambling, incoherent creature I saw at the debates now addressing the nation from the Oval Office.

Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) November 9, 2016

Going from wine to whisky.

John Cho (@JohnTheCho) November 9, 2016

It shouldn’t be this close ???? #ElectionNight

— Khloé (@khloekardashian) November 9, 2016

Oh my god oh my god oh my god this is what misogyny looks like.The hatred for a woman so deep that they will literally vote for the foulest. https://t.co/WopHdSKBEj

rose mcgowan (@rosemcgowan) November 9, 2016

Even if he doesn’t win I’m ashamed and embarrassed by the bigotry, racism and sexism this election has exposed. Now we can’t deny who we are

Aya Cash (@maybeAyaCash) November 9, 2016

It was those god damn Trump hats. They were so fucking on point. Damn it! You have to give it to those dope hats.

— Brooks Wheelan (@brookswheelan) November 9, 2016

Don’t recognize this country tonight. If Trump wins, get ready 2 lose a lot of money tomorrow followed by a lot of rights for the next 4 yrs

Josh Gad (@joshgad) November 9, 2016

So… Trump or no Trump. Who hurt all these people, what filled all these people with hate. It’s not Trump who’s voting now this is the US.

— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) November 9, 2016

Right now I envision Donald Trump googling “What does the U.S. President do?”

— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) November 9, 2016

Everyone distracted by #ElectionNight so probably a good time to bury a scandal…

I stole a Twix from the BBC cafe. I’ll pay back tomorrow

— Greg James (@gregjames) November 9, 2016

Comfort eating choices right now?

— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) November 9, 2016

I’m am gonna be so tired tomorrow. #ElectionNight #ImWithHer

Luke Evans (@TheRealLukevans) November 9, 2016

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Adlai Stevenson (1952)

After losing the race to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Stevenson said, “Someone asked me how I felt, and I was reminded of a story that a fellow townsman of ours used to tell – Abraham Lincoln. He said he felt like the little boy who had stubbed his toe in the dark. He said that he was too old to cry, but it hurt too much to laugh.”

Richard Nixon (1960)

Richard Nixon’s performance (and sweaty upper lip) in the first televised political debate resulted in his narrow loss to John Kennedy. Nixon said, “My congratulations to Senator Kennedy for his fine race in this campaign.”

Hubert Humphrey (1968)

Eight years later, Nixon was on the receiving end of congratulations from his Democrat opponent. “Please know that you will have my support in unifying and leading the nation,” Hubert Humphrey said. “I’m confident that if constructive leaders in both our parties joined together now, we shall be able to go on with the business of building a better America we all seek in the spirit of peace and harmony.”

George McGovern (1972)

Nixon was re-elected in 1972, during the height of the Vietnam War. George McGovern went on to tell his supporters, “I ask you not to despair of the political process of this country because that process has yielded the much-valued improvement in these past two years.”

Gerald Ford (1976)

After Gerald Ford’s defeat by Jimmy Carter in 1976, laryngitis prevented the former POTUS from delivering a concession speech –so his wife Betty Ford did. With her husband staring over her shoulder, she said, “The president asked me to tell you that he telephoned president elect Carter a short time ago and congratulated him on his victory.”

Jimmy Carter (1980)

One term president Jimmy Carter graciously handed the baton to Ronald Reagan, adding, “I have been blessed as only a few people ever have — to help shape the destiny of this nation.”

Walter Mondale (1984)

Walter Mondale was defeated in a landslide by Ronald Reagan, who won his second term. “Although I would have rather won, tonight we rejoice in our democracy, we rejoice in the freedom of a wonderful people, and we accept their verdict,” Mondale said.

Michael Dukakis (1988)

Michael Dukakis lost to Reagan’s vice president, George H.W. Bush, blaming himself on spending too much time on his day job as Massachusetts governor. Dukakis went on to say, “I know I speak for you and all the American people when I say that he will be OUR president, and we’ll work with him. This nation faces major challenge ahead, and we must work together.”

George H.W. Bush (1992)

When Bush 41 reneged on his “Read my lips: no new taxes” promises, Bill Clinton rose in the polls and won the race. H.W. went on to say, “I want the country to know that our entire administration will work closely with his team to insure the smooth transition of power. There is important work to be done and America must always come first.”

Bob Dole (1996)

Bill Clinton’s victory was the first time in U.S. history that the POTUS was elected without winning the male vote. “The president is my opponent, not my enemy, and I wish him well and I pledge my support in whatever advances the cause of a better America because that’s what the race was about in the first place,” Dole said.

Al Gore (2000)

Although Al Gore won the popular vote, George W. Bush went on to win the Electoral College. After an electoral dispute over a Florida recount (and a Supreme Court ruling in Bush’s favor), Gore said, “I say to president elect Bush that what remains a partisan ranker must now be put aside and may God bless his stewardship of this country.”

John Kerry (2004)

Bush 43 won a second term, painting John Kerry as a flip-flopper on the Iraq War. In his concession speech, Kerry spoke of his call to the president: “We talked about the danger of division in our country and the need — the desperate need — for unity, for finding common ground, coming together. Today, I hope that we can begin the healing.”

John McCain (2008)

John McCain said of Barak Obama: “In a contest as long and as painful as this has been, his success alone commands my respect for his ability and perseverance, but that he managed to do so by inspiring the hopes of so many millions of Americans who had once wrongly believed that they had little at stake or little influence in the election of an American president.”

Mitt Romney (2012)

The GOP was all-but certain that Mitt Romney was on his way to the White House. In fact, Obama was in for another four years. “At a time like this, we can’t risk partisan bickering and political posturing,” Romney said. “Our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work, and we citizens also have to rise to the occasion.”

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You’d think after an epic-length presidential campaign that Americans would be clued into some of the basics about candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

You’d be wrong.

According to Google Trends, the fourth most searched question about Hillary Clinton in the last 24 hours is this: “Is Hillary Clinton Republican?”

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For the record, she’s the Democratic nominee — though some of her left-leaning critics have argued that she could practically be considered a Republican with some of her more centrist positions on certain issues.

Meanwhile, the Republicans are represented this year by real estate mogul and former reality show host Donald Trump.

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Google Trends also reports that the top question about Clinton in the last day is “Who is going to win the election, Trump or Hillary?” followed by “How many emails did Hillary delete?” and “Why vote for Hillary?”

The who-is-going-to-win question is the most-searched query about Trump as well, according to Google Trends, followed by “Where is Trump right now?” and “Can Trump win the Presidency?”

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