She came in like a wrecking ball.
Singer and entertainer Miley Cyrus went door-knocking for Hillary Clinton at a George Mason University dorm Saturday afternoon.
Dressed in an “American flag” outfit that consisted of an oversize blue bow and a red-and-white striped skirt, Cyrus told students she agrees with Clinton’s views.
“Me and Hillary share equality for all. Everyone gets stuck on voting for her out of fear of what could be, but I would vote for her anyway,” she said. “Trump doesn’t understand how personal it is for women to be in control of their own health – access to checkups, birth control.”
She spoke about a recent trip home to Nashville that she described as a “wakeup call.”
“I saw one Hillary poster in a sea of terrifying Trump supporters and posters. This election has been super hateful, not only for the nominees themselves, but within our own community. When I post support for Hillary on Instagram, I can’t believe the hate that I get,” Cyrus said. “It seems like you’re just talking to different people that live on different planets.”
She added that “it’s not like I don’t understand the other side, because I grew up with a super conservative family.”
Many of the students told her they will be voting for Clinton, including Vashti Aveirls, who described meeting Cyrus as “surreal.”
“It was super cool. She’s beautiful and she’s a good person,” Aveirls said. “It’s nice to know that Hillary has people out here that actually care about her message, coming door to door, knocking on college student’s doors, so I felt really happy.”
GMU student Lauren Henry also met Cyrus.
“I’m pretty sure all of us are registered to vote already and are definitely planning on it, so having her there to hype us up and try to extend that excitement to other family members and community was really exciting,” Henry said.
Cyrus suggested to students that they convince their friends to vote on Election Day by making it a social event.
“You can go out to eat and celebrate afterward. Make a whole day out of it. It’s just fun to go. It’s important,” she said.
Cyrus’ visit caused a big stir on campus. Dozens of students camped out in the lobby of Piedmont Hall, the dorm where Cyrus was. The students told News4 they had been waiting for three hours to catch a glimpse of her. Outside the dorm, a long line of students sang “Wrecking Ball” as they waited, then cheered when they saw her in a window.
Donald Trump was in Virginia too this afternoon, holding a rally at Regent University.
Garren Shipley, the Virginia communications director for the Republican National Committee, said in an email, “Hillary Clinton has often said that this campaign is about role models. Miley Cyrus is campaigning for her today in Northern Virginia. Foam finger manufacturers could not be reached for comment."
Cyrus wasn't the only star musician stumping for Clinton with college voters.
Katy Perry also hit the dorms on Saturday. The "Roar" singer knocked on doors at UNLV in the hopes of convincing young Nevada voters to support Clinton. Her shirt read "Nasty Woman" in a reference to a comment Trump made against Clinton at the final presidential debate.