Unsurprisingly, Celebrities Were Not Impressed With Donald Trump’s Press Conference

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By Stephanie Marcus

On Wednesday, Donald Trump held his first press conference since he won the election in November. It began with both incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Vice President-elect Mike Pence condemning BuzzFeed’s decision to release an unverified intelligence report claiming Russian spies possessed “compromising personal and financial information about Trump.”

When Trump took to the podium, he also denounced the report, and spoke about election-related hacking, his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and Obamacare, among other issues, before turning things over to Sheri Dillon, a lawyer who spoke at length about Trump’s business and conflicts of interest.

The whole presser was really something … and celebrities reacted appropriately:

im gonna need a bigger TV to fit this administrations ego on.

— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 11, 2017

Trump is brilliant deflector. Answers not one question.

— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 11, 2017


— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 11, 2017

This trump press conference feel more like a mandatory school assembly than a press conference. Now Mrs Dillon will talk about businesses.

— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 11, 2017

What?! https://t.co/imG13iKvkd

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 11, 2017

We are truly in the golden age of irony

— Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) January 11, 2017

He wants us to know he is vindictive & it’s working well4 him. Astonishing the people who r known 4 speaking out NOT speaking out. Crushing

— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 11, 2017

every time he says “friend of mine, great guy” you know that person is evil personified

— lily allen (@lilyallen) January 11, 2017

It’s like watching a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 11, 2017

Pushing for Pussy Riot for the inauguration

— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 11, 2017

Now this press conference sounds like a spelling bee. EMOLUMENT. Can you use that in a sentence?

— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) January 11, 2017

Welp, sounds like Trump’s press conference was mature and dignified and calmed the nerves of a unified and grateful nation. NOT!

— josh groban (@joshgroban) January 11, 2017

The “anti-Hollywood” candidate ended his press conference with his TV CATCHPHRASE. So if I’m ever Pres, I get to end with “What the deuce”?

— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) January 11, 2017

Lock him up

— Michael Carney (@carneymichael) January 11, 2017

This press conference is . He’s unable to cogently put words together. This is the next dude?

— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) January 11, 2017

I literally have the TV on mute & scrolling thru Twitter rxns because to actually HEAR him spew the nonsense makes me physically uneasy.

— Retta (@unfoRETTAble) January 11, 2017

Trump is a chronic ORIGINATOR of fake news, such as Obama’s birth certificate obsession/lunacy and all the other lies he tells w no regard

— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) January 11, 2017

4 years. https://t.co/b73EZpnURb

— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) January 11, 2017

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