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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:36am ET by  

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Stars react as Americans proudly elect Trump as their 45th president

Republican candidate Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States of America. 

The shocking news was revealed this morning after he managed to defeat Democratic leader Hillary Clinton in the U.S. election and during his victory speech in Manhattan, the business mogul said he plans to be "president for all Americans” and promised to "unify our great country.”

Trump added: “Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream [...] The forgotten men and women will be forgotten no longer.”

Music stars have been expressing their opinions on the surprising outcome of the election on social media all morning and we've rounded up some of their posts below. 

Music icon Cher posted a message to her followers earlier this morning as it emerged that Trump had taken a serious lead in the results and wrote: "World will never be the same. I feel sad for the young. 🚽 will never be more than the toilet, I’ve used as a symbol 4 him. U Can’t Polish 💩,"

"Ghost Town" sensation Adam Lambert expressed his disbelief at the news in the early hours, writing: "Anyone voting for Trump: did you watch ANY of the debates?? I mean..... C'mon!"

Ariana Grande told her fans on Twitter that she is "terrified" by the thought of Trump in the White House: "Well this is utterly terrifying. I am in tears."

As previously reported, Katy Perry spoke at a rally last night and explained that her parents voted for Trump, but she wouldn't let this fact interfere with her relationship with them. She took to Twitter this morning and shared the following messages:

"WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. THE REVOLUTION IS COMING. RISE UP. POWER TO THE PEOPLE. WE WILL NEVER BE SILENCED. #LOVETRUMPSHATE. Do not sit still. Do not weep. MOVE. We are not a nation that will let HATE lead us."

Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui tweeted: "I wonder if Trump's heinous behaviour would've been more obvious if Hillary happened to be a man. Actually, I don't have to wonder, because more than half of my country failed me today by siding with a misogynist. I'm at a loss. This election not only showed us how prevalent hatred still is, it validated it. Which is even more frightening. I'm appalled and ashamed."

Snoop Dogg shared a series of posts to both Twitter and Instagram, including a photograph of Barack and Michelle Obama with the words "Thank You" captioning the image and a quote from George Carlin, which reads "never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups."

Earlier this week, Marilyn Manson shared a teaser for his "Say10" music video (watch below), in which he beheads a man styled to look like Donald Trump. He told the Daily Beast that he wanted to create something provocative that contributed social commentary:

"Either way tomorrow (the election) goes, the visuals are meant to create contemplation. Because it’s obviously bigger than just tomorrow. It’s about the desperate acts of people who believe something that is preached by an unbeliever."

"Right now we’re in such a state of confusion when it comes to religion, politics, sexuality, and how they all tie together, and it’s being turned into a circus and a sideshow – and that’s something that I’ve been described as a ringleader of."

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Watch Marilyn Manson's teaser for "Say10" here:

 

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