Clinton had outweighed Trump with public and celebrity endorsements

And yet, still Trump won


Donald Trump is now the President-Elect of the United States of America. The election outcome shocked people around the world for a range of legitimate reasons: polls that skewed heavily in favor of Hillary Clinton, the pundit class predicting a strong Clinton victory, an almost unanimous endorsement of Clinton from newspapers across the country, Trump’s status as an outsider candidate contrasted with Clinton’s decades of insider status, and, for those who care how celebrities vote, a meteor shower of stars for Clinton that far outweighed the support that Trump received.  To help highlight this, we’ve put together a list of notable supporters of each candidate, many of whom actively campaigned for their preferred candidate, through social media or otherwise. We’ve also compiled their followings on Twitter, where available, and found that in sum, notable figures and organizations supporting Clinton have 59 times the Twitter following of Trump endorsers.  Pundits and analysts will discuss these election results for some time, no doubt, but if anything, the amount of outward support by individuals and organizations that have vast followings towards Clinton is worth noting.  Trump still won the election and millions of voters voted for him despite the outward celebrity endorsements received by Clinton.

Compiled and researched by Davide Mastracci

newspaper-endorsements

TRUMP ENDORSEMENTS

Political Figures

 Dick Cheney

 Dan Quayle

Newspapers

 Las Vegas Review-Journal
o Twitter followers: 167,000

 Florida Times-Union
o Twitter followers: 69,900

Twitter Follower Count = 236,900+

Celebrities

 Jon Voight
o Twitter followers: 40,000

 Stephen Baldwin
o Twitter followers: 51,800
 Ted Nugent
o Twitter followers: 290,000

 Kirstie Alley
o Twitter followers: 1,280,000

 Omarosa
o Twitter followers: 86,300

 Dennis Rodman
o Twitter followers: 282,000

 Mike Tyson
o Twitter followers: 5,150,000

 Kid Rock
o Twitter followers: 347,000

 Scott Baio
o Twitter followers: 145,000

 Johnny Damon
o Twitter followers: 40,400

 Loretta Lynn
o Twitter followers: 232,000

 Bobby Knight  Jesse James
o Twitter followers: 152,000

 Gary Busey
o Twitter followers: 136,000

 Hulk Hogan
o Twitter followers: 1,600,000

 Terrell Owens
o Twitter followers: 149,000

Total Twitter Follower Count = 9,980,000+

 

CLINTON ENDORSEMENTS

Political Figures

 Barack Obama
o Twitter followers: 79,000,000

 Joe Biden
o Twitter followers: 1,300,000

 Bill Clinton
o Twitter followers: 6,320,000

 Jimmy Carter

Total Twitter Follower Count = 86,620,000+

Newspapers

 In total: 57 of the 100 largest newspapers in the United States

 The New York Times
o Twitter followers: 31,400,000

 Los Angeles Times
o Twitter followers: 2,280,000

 Houston Chronicle
o Twitter followers: 370,000

 The Dallas Morning News
o Twitter followers: 448,000

 The Washington Post
o Twitter followers: 7,790,000

Total Twitter Follower Count = 42,280,000+

Celebrities

 Lena Dunham
o Twitter followers: 5,100,000

 Beyoncé and Jay Z
o Twitter followers: 17,800,000

 Katy Perry
o Twitter followers: 94,000,000

 Jennifer Lopez
o Twitter followers: 37,900,000

 Madonna
o Twitter followers: 1,340,000

 George Clooney  Justin Timberlake
o Twitter followers: 57,100,000

 Robert De Niro

 Miley Cyrus
o Twitter followers: 31,000,000

 Barbra Streisand
o Twitter followers: 418,000

 Meryl Streep

 Lady Gaga
o Twitter followers: 64,300,000

 Sigourney Weaver  Leonardo DiCaprio
o Twitter followers: 16,500,000

 Bruce Springsteen
o Twitter followers: 963,000

 Bon Jovi
o Twitter followers: 2,290,000

 John Legend
o Twitter followers: 8,380,000

 Kim Kardashian
o Twitter followers: 48,900,00

 Stevie Wonder  Kerry Washington
o Twitter followers: 4,350,000

 Jennifer Garner  Eva Longoria
o Twitter followers: 7,430,000

 Natalie Portman

 Olivia Wilde
o Twitter followers: 1,780,000

 Tom Hanks
o Twitter followers: 12,300,000

 Ben Affleck
o Twitter followers: 2,620,000

 Pharrell Williams
o Twitter followers: 9,420,000

 Julianne Moore
o Twitter followers: 778,000

 Elizabeth Banks
o Twitter followers: 2,260,000

 DJ Khaled
o Twitter followers: 2,970,000

 America Ferrara
o Twitter followers: 130,000

 Anne Hathaway

 Jon Hamm

 Jake Gyllenhaal

 Julia Roberts

 Sarah Jessica Parker
o Twitter followers: 734,000

 Elton John
o Twitter followers: 571,000

 Bono

 Dustin Hoffman

 Chris Rock
o Twitter followers: 4,610,000

 Magic Johnson
o Twitter followers: 3,240,000

 Lebron James
o Twitter followers: 33,500,000

 Mark Ruffalo
o Twitter followers: 2,750,000

 Drew Barrymore
o Twitter followers: 456,000

 Louis C.K.

Total Twitter Follower Count = 475,890,000+

 

TWITTER FOLLOWER SUM OF ENDORSERS
 Clinton: 604,790,000+
 Trump: 10,216,900+

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