Miley Cyrus on Wednesday tweeted an emotionally charged video in which she called for compassion, peace, and empathy on the morning after Donald Trump was announced the victor in the presidential election.
Cyrus has been a staunch supporter of the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, even canvasing for the former secretary of state during the campaign.
“Given the result, maybe I really am different… but maybe a lot of people that I’m surrounded by think with open arms and open minds like I do. I’ve been very vocal for my support for everyone besides Donald Trump — heavily supported Bernie, heavily supported Hillary, and I still think that, in her lifetime, she deserves to be the first female president, and that’s what makes me so sad. I wish she had an opportunity because she fought for so long and because I believe her when she says that she loves this country. This is all she’s ever done; she’s given her life to make it better.”
The 23 year old singer referenced the Rolling Stones’ song ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ during his acceptance speech, acknowledging the sentiment of the song as a means of moving forward into a peaceful future.
“Hopefully we adjust and we accept everyone for who they are, and, so, Donald Trump, I accept you. This hurts to say, but I even accept you as President of the United States, and that’s fine, because, now, I want to be a hopeful hippie. I want to be hopeful that you will step in, too.”
She also pleaded for a peaceful transition of power as Trump takes office:
“Treat people with love, treat people with compassion, and I will do the same for you. Anything you every want to talk about or understand… if you want to open your mind and open your heart, I would love to give you the key.”
Cyrus ended her video with a message to Hillary Clinton, “Thank you, Hillary, for inspiring all of us.”