Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries actor Ian Somerhalder.Reuters

Like many television personalities, Ian Somerhalder, too, wasn't too fond of Donald Trump becoming the President of the United States of America.

In an interview before the US elections, the Vampire Diaries actor said he would leave the country if Trump became the President, as he did not want to raise his children in a country where its leader believed global warming was not real.

"That's not me playing up American exceptionalism. It has to do everything with our foreign policy and our understanding of the environment. 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," he told Variety.

Calling the prospect of Trump becoming President scary, Somerhalder continued: "I think about the America I could potentially be raising my children in, and I don't know. 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."

On Wednesday, Trump won the elections, making him the 45th US President. In his first address to the people of the country after winning the election, Trump thanked Hillary Clinton for putting up a tough fight.

"I just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us, it's about us, on our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard fought campaign. She fought it very well," Trump said.

"Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude to our country," he added.