Miley Cyrus is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and doubled down on that criticism in a recent interview in which she explained her decision to stay in the United States after the 2016 presidential election.
Speaking in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Cyrus told the story of getting a call from Donald Trump while she was staying in Trump Tower in New York following her now-infamous 2013 MTV VMA performance. She said the then reality host called to congratulate her and to tell her “I love it,” about her performance.
“And now he’s our president,” Cyrus told the outlet. “You know, I said I would move away if he became president. We all said a bunch of s--- we didn’t mean.”
According to People, Cyrus previously stated that she would leave the United States should Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the election. However, she’s since admitted that she has no plans to exit the country in the wake of the Trump administration. She echoed those sentiments in her recent Vanity Fair article while remaining critical of the president.
“Because we really thought: Maybe people will listen. Maybe people actually realize how detrimental this will be to our f---ing country if this happens. Obviously, they didn’t. But for me to move away—what the f--- is that going to change? As someone who is so proud of being an activist, am I going to feel proud of myself just running away from, and leaving everyone else here to live under, a completely racist, sexist, hateful a--hole? You can’t leave everyone else to fend for themselves.”
As previously reported, Cyrus also professed her admiration to Trump’s 2016 opponent in the interview noting that her campaign slogan, “Stronger Together,” had a particular resonance with her after she and her new husband, actor Liam Hemsworth, lost their Malibu home to a wildfire.
"Without feeling like you’re putting a Band-Aid on a bad situation and saying, ‘Oh well, you know, now everything will be better.’ Because a lot of people use marriage I think maybe for a cure," Cyrus, said. "But like my favorite woman in the world, Hillary Clinton, says: We’re stronger together. That’ll make me get emotional. That’s what she meant by it. Like, who gives a f--- if he’s a guy, if I’m a girl, or if he was a woman — who gives a f---? We really are stronger together. One is the loneliest number.”