Celebrities came out in full force the night before Trump was to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
The “We Stand United” rally in New York City saw the likes of Shailene Woodley, Julianne Moore, Cher, Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin, Marissa Tomei, Robert De Niro, Sally Field, Rosie Perez, Michael Moore, and Cynthia Nixon speaking and singing at the rally outside of Trump Towers.
Shailene Woodley’s speech focused on love.“Let’s be the bigger people who open our arms. We don’t have to agree. We don’t have to understand, but we have to start communicating, and we have to start communicating with compassion and love.”
Mark Ruffalo also stuck to the positive with an inspiring message.“Man, I need you. I needed tonight. Did you need this? Man, I needed to be with my brothers and sisters here and to know that there’s hope in the world and that we have one another.”
Alec Baldwin, who has portrayed the president-elect on Saturday Night Live, much to Trump’s chagrin, addressed the crowd in character.
“I just want to say I’ve been standing out here in the freezing cold for a long time,” Baldwin complained in his Trump voice. “I have to go to the bathroom, I have to pee. But I’m holding it in. I’m not going to pee. I’m going to a function at the Russian consulate tonight. I’m going to hold it in until I get there. And then when I get to the Russian consulate, I’m going to have a really, really long pee.”
Robert De Niro pointed out the problem with system.“I’m very happy to be here tonight with all of you and all of my overrated friends,” the actor said.
He also read off some “future” tweets from Trump, saying, “De Niro should give back his Oscars, voting was rigged.”