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.”
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