For most of election night, both Donald Trump and Joe Biden stayed mum while watching the results come in. Eventually, the former vice president urged patience. Trump, however, declared victory and said that he wanted vote counting to stop in states in which he was ahead at the time. (Meanwhile, he wanted counting to continue in states where he was trailing). His premature victory claim angered many in Hollywood, prompting celebrities to tweet out their anger at Trump. Leslie Jones went off in a 45-second NSFW rant, calling Trump's victory lap "underhanded reverse psychology." She also called Trump "delusional." Click through to see how others felt about Trump's way-too-early speech.
"Trump is basically just skewing logic anyway he can at this point. In regards to close but not called states, if he's up; he says it counts. if he's down; he says it doesn't count. he says people voting for Biden are 'disenfranchising' his supporters. now he's just making noises." –Halsey
"We have sent troops to other nations to stop dictators from doing what Trump just did. This is NOT how our elections work. We WILL #CountEveryVote" –Sophia Bush
"What Trump just did is the greatest case Democratic lawyers will have in every court room in America over the next few days. He just announced the election for himself before the votes have been counted. Sometimes the only thing that gives me hope is how bad he is at being bad." –Josh Gad
"This is beyond dangerous what he's doing right now. #ElectionNight" –Patton Oswalt
"Like everything else he says- it has no value or legal meaning" –Padma Lakshmi
"Why is the tanned neighbor from There's Something About Mary declaring victory?" –Stephen Amell
"The reason PA WI MI are taking so long is because the GOP did not allow mail in ballots to be counted early. They wanted exactly the kind of uncertainty we all had. They wanted these states to look red in the beginning. But the blue shift happened or is happening." –Kumail Nanjiani
"You don't get to declare yourself the winner, Donald. The American people choose the winner through the Electoral College. We do this though our votes. You can't change that," George Takei said. "GOP leaders: Now would be a good time to grow a backbone and denounce Trump's early claim of victory when there are millions of votes still to be counted in hotly contested states."
"Trump might claim that he won. If he does that, please remind yourself and others that politicians can say anything they want. It doesn't make it true. #CountEveryVote #EveryVoteCounts" –Alyssa Milano
"A man who hasn't even lost the election, claiming the election was stolen" –Jimmy Kimmel
"How is he both so unpredictable and so completely predictable" –Mara Wilson
"Trump showed the world tonight just how insanely, desperately broke he is," Jeffrey Wright tweeted. "If the Supreme Court is so corrupted as to side with Trump to throw out votes in Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, then peace, America, it was a nice run."
"You don't come out & say you've won states you have not won unless you're worried about actually winning them. That sad and pathetic and absolutely ludicrous speech, says exactly that. He's acting the gov't is trying to take the election from him but HE IS THE GOV'T." –Kevin McHale
"This is unbelievable. Trump has claimed victory, branded the election a 'major fraud on the American public' & demanded no more votes be counted." –Piers Morgan