‘Empire’ Star Warns Of Donald Trump Presidency

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Taraji P. Henson warned viewers at the Black Entertainment Television Awards show that Donald Trump could win if they don’t vote.

On Sunday night, while accepting the Best Actress award, the 45-year-old star of the television show “Empire” made the third plea of the night to take the election seriously, according to Entertainment Weekly. (RELATED: Actress Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Claiming Glendale Police Racially Profiled Her Son)

Presenter Terrence Howard kisses Taraji P. Henson om stage at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

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Henson opted not to mention Trump by name while making her plea.

“And again you know I’m really not political, but it’s serious out here,” Henson said. “And for those who think that oh he [Trump] is not going to win, think again. So, we really need to pull together and turn this country around.”

The second plea of the night came from the star of “Blackish” Tracee Ellis Ross.

“As we all know we have a very important election coming up and we all need to vote,” Ross said. “There will be millions of you eligible to vote, so please get yourself registered. This is such an important election.”

In all there were five individual pleas during the evening to get out and vote in the 2016 election.