Amy Schumer has branded those who voted for Donald Trump weak and misinformed in a scathing tirade, condemning the Republican's supporters for being deceived by his “reality TV catchphrases”.
To the dismay of his detractors and the jubilation of his supporters, Mr Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States on Thursday. The billionaire is due to meet with Barack Obama to formally commence the process of presidential transition today.
Schumer, who was a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, says her “heart is in a million pieces” in post directing anger and fury at those who voted for Mr Trump.
The comedian also appeared to backtrack over her previous remarks about leaving the US if Mr Trump was victorious and argued that those who leave America now he has won are as “disgusting” as those who voted for him.
“People who voted for him, you are weak. You are not just misinformed,” she said in an Instagram post.
“You didn't even attempt information. You say lock her up and you know something about the word email but what was in the emails? You have no clue.”
“Well, I'll tell you if you were able to read this far through the holes in your sheet. They said nothing incriminating. Nothing.”
Schumer said she was “furious” at his victory, saying she not only shed a tear for the “smart people” who understand what is “right” but also for those individuals who were duped by “shiny hats and reality catch phrases”.
Schumer also went back on her former remarks about leaving the US if Mr Trump won and insisted she had been joking. Back in September, Schumer told BBC Newsnight she would move to Spain if he won.
“My act will change because I will need to learn to speak Spanish because I will move to Spain or somewhere,” she said with a grave look on her face. “It's beyond my comprehension if Trump won. It's too crazy.”
But Schumer has now reassured followers she will be staying in America and rebuked those who have said they will leave. “First of all the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest. Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news”.
Schumer also scolded those who assumed she had been paid to endorse Ms Clinton and insisted no celebrities had been paid to support the Democrat.
The photo attached to Schumer’s Instagram includes a meme with a fake quote from People magazine in which Mr Trump is quoted as saying “If I were to run. I’d run as a Republican. They’re the dumbest group of voters in the country.” The false quote was debunked back in July but has continued to be widely shared since he announced his presidential bid in 2015.