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Ian Somerhalder won't raise children in Trump's America

Actor Ian Somerhalder doesn't want to bring up children in an America where Donald Trump is president.

U.S. voters go to the polls on Tuesday (08Nov16) to decide whether they want Repubican candidate Trump or his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to become president. The campaign has been a bitter affair, with Trump's controversial remarks and proposals outraging many Americans.


Ian, 37, married Twilight actress Nikki Reed, 28, in 2015, and has previously spoken of the couple's desire to start a family, but says the couple will consider raising their children outside the U.S. if Trump emerges victorious.


"I think about the America I could potentially be raising my children in, and I don't know," the Vampire Diaries star tells Variety magazine. "I don't know if I would actually want to stay here. It's extreme, but I love this country. I want nothing but the best for this country."


Criticism of Trump has mainly focused on his comments about minority groups, and allegations of sexual abuse towards women.


For the actor and environmental activist though he is also worried about the outspoken billionaire's assertion that manmade climate change is a hoax.


"Any person that potentially has the position of being President of the United States who thinks climate disruption is a hoax created by the Chinese doesn't deserve to be in that seat. It's just a simple fact," Ian explains.


Another star who threatened to leave her homeland if Trump makes it to the White House is Cher, who went even further than Ian in saying she'll "leave the planet" if he wins.


The Believe singer was speaking at a New York fundraising event she hosted for Hillary last week (end06Nov16).


The Democratic candidate holds a small lead in the polls ahead of Tuesday's election.