Celebrities have reached out on social media to praise Joe Biden's rousing speech to the nation on Friday night, in which he nearly declared victory at the White House and vowed to bring Americans back together as his lead over Donald Trump in critical swing -States continues to grow.
Biden made a brief appearance late Friday night at the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, and spoke for seven minutes with runner-up Kamala Harris by his side.
It was expected to be a victory speech, but more than 72 hours after election night, the presidential race was still not scheduled as ballots are still being counted in key states of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada and North Carolina.
Biden currently leads with 253 of the 270 electoral college votes needed to capture the White House, leading the way in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona, where counting continues on Saturday.
Pennsylvania alone would get him to 273 electoral college votes, while if Arizona and Nevada declare before Keystone State, it would get 270.
If Biden took all four – which seems very likely – he would have 302 votes for the electoral college.
Celebrities have reached out on social media to praise Joe Biden's rousing speech to the nation on Friday night (above), in which he almost declared the White House victory and promised to bring Americans back together as his lead over Donald Trump in critical swing states continues to increase
Pennsylvania, Nevada, and Arizona could be named Saturday while Georgia is so close it's sure to be recounted.
"We're going to win this race," Biden said before vowing again to serve as president to both his supporters and Trump supporters.
"No, the purpose of our politics, the work of our nation, is not to ignite the flames of conflict, but to solve problems, guarantee justice, give everyone a fair shot and improve the lives of our people." he said.
“We may be opponents – but we are not enemies. We are Americans. & # 39;
Famous faces couldn't resist making favorable comparisons between Biden's speech and Trump's 17-minute chatter the previous night in which he made several unsubstantiated claims about election fraud.
"Nice to have someone again," tweeted Maze Runner actor Dylan O'Brien.
Actor John Cusack agreed, citing his shock upon hearing a president who is "healthy".
“How bizarre it is to hear a healthy man after these last 4 years. It's almost weird to hear the sound of coherence, ”he wrote.
Famous faces couldn't resist making favorable comparisons between Biden's speech and Trump's 17-minute chatter the previous night in which he made several unsubstantiated claims about election fraud
Others spoke of their relief and sense of calm after hearing Biden speak.
Will and Grace star Debra Messing, who has repeatedly shown support for Biden, named the Democrats the elected president and said there was a "collective exhalation" after his address.
"A strong, steady and sensible elected president spoke to the nation and I felt the collective exhale," she wrote.
& # 39; America has spoken. Most Americans in US history. She voted for change. That will be ok. & # 39;
Ben Platt also spoke of his relief after hearing the Democrats speak.
"The President spoke and I actually felt better than before his speech !!!!" he wrote.
I clapped in my apartment alone. Relieved, ”writes Billy Eichner.
Alyssa Milano simply shared a quote from Biden's speech in which he vowed to tackle the division across America: "We are adversaries – not enemies."
Tennis icon Billie Jean King also shared the iconic phrase:
"We may be opponents, but we are not enemies. We are Americans." A great and consistent speech from Joe Biden tonight. & # 39;
Josh Gad simply wrote: 'Quiet. There is a president speaking. & # 39;
Others spoke of their relief and sense of calm after hearing Biden speak
Meanwhile, Jeffrey Wright hit Trump over the derogatory nickname he repeatedly gave Biden.
& # 39; & # 39; Sleepy Joe & # 39; all you like @realDonaldTrump. Joe Biden is the captain now, ”he tweeted.
Others also praised the sight of seeing Harris closer to the vice-presidential election, which marks the first time a woman of color has been selected for the role.
Comedian Natasha Rothwell wrote: "I will process the fact that a black woman is on stage for the foreseeable future."
Chrissy Teigen posted photos of her and her husband, John Legend, who enjoyed themselves: "These are all from the Kamala event in Philly, but I didn't want to post and do it over myself … but we pretty much won, so here I am I!"
Trump has yet to respond to Biden's remarks on Friday night, but has fired a series of retweets on Twitter supporting his baseless allegations of election fraud and fraud as he continues to battle the results.
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