Millions of people across the country tuned in to watch President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Jan. 12 — including some of our favorite celebs! See how stars like Kerry Washington, Raven Symone and many more showed their support for the President’s speech on Twitter right here.
President Barack Obama, 54, only has about a year left in office, and there are plenty of celebrities out there who are going to be sad to see him go. Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana and several others took to Twitter to praise President Obama’s moving State of the Union speech on Jan. 12, and we’ve rounded up the best messages of support right here!
“Surreal. I kinda can’t believe that’s his last SOTU. Well done Sir,” the Scandal star tweeted when the speech was over. Her message followed several other tweets of love for the POTUS throughout the evening, and her show creator, Shonda Rhimes, had similar sentiments about this being Obama’s final year in office. “Don’t go!” she wrote, among other supportive comments. Check out tweets from Zoe, Russell Simmons and more below!
Of course, one person who didn’t agree with these stars is the always controversial Donald Trump, 69, who is hoping to be the next president himself. “The #SOTU speech is really boring, slow, lethargic — very hard to watch!” he wrote on the social media site. Trump has made it clear that he has completely different views from our current President, so it was no surprise that he wasn’t a fan of the speech. And, it seemed House Speaker, Paul Ryan, also a Republican, agreed: He was seated behind Obama during the address, and remained stoic, barely clapping during the entire thing.
The President’s address lasted nearly an hour, and he touched upon many important goals he still hopes to achieve during the rest of his term as the POTUS. His main priority? Stopping global terrorism with the powerful United States military. READ A FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS RIGHT HERE.
But beyond that, Obama also announced a national effort to work towards a cure for cancer — and he put Vice President Joe Biden in charge of leading the charge. He also focused a lot on urging the public not to ignore climate change and the value of education, pressing for more affordable colleges and schooling. Check out tweets from stars applauding the President right here:
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 13, 2016
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) January 13, 2016
Wow #POTUS ! Killing it tonite, so proud of our president!
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) January 13, 2016
— Raven-Symonè (@ravensymone) January 13, 2016
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) January 13, 2016
Thank you Barack. Thank you. One more year to go. Let's get criminal justice reform done this year! #SOTU
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) January 13, 2016
"No president has ever faced the fog of lies and misinformation that this president has"…so true. How we all suffered for it, all of us.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 13, 2016
Tell us, HollywoodLifers: What did YOU think of Obama’s State of the Union speech? Which celeb do you agree with the most?