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Donald Trump victory left Eva Longoria depressed for days

Published 14/11/2016

Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria

The former Desperate Housewives star hopes the new leader becomes the nice guy she knew when he donated cash to her Latino farm workers documentary a decade ago.

Eva Longoria was so depressed after Donald Trump's U.S. election win last week (ends11Nov16) she couldn't get out of bed for two days.

The hardcore Hillary Clinton supporter was devastated when the polls closed on Tuesday (08Nov16) and Republican Trump was declared the winner, and the shock left her unable and unwilling to do anything.

"I was in bed for almost two days after this election, so I can’t imagine what she's (Clinton) feeling, you know?" the actress tells news show Extra. "I was so devastated."

But she's coming to terms with President-elect Trump's shock victory, insisting, "I think both sides had the same issues in the campaign... and I think it's a time when our country needs to move forward and I hope that President-elect Trump understands he has to be the president for all Americans, not just the people that voted for him.

"I think that's gonna take some effort to mend those wounds that some of those communities felt."

And the 41-year-old wished the new leader well, adding she hopes the "compassionate Donald" will come out when he takes office and replaces Barack Obama in January (17).

"I actually knew him prior to all of this and I remember I had a fundraiser for one of my child farmworker documentaries in New York and we invited everybody in New York and he couldn’t come and he sent me a note and he said, 'I’m so sorry I can’t be there, I hope this helps', and it was a cheque donating to this charity," she recalls.

"That’s the Donald I knew and that’s the Donald I remember. I think people say things in elections to get elected, and I’m hoping the Donald I knew 10 years ago for a Latino organisation is the one that leads the White House."

It's not all doom and gloom for the former Desperate Housewives star - she's still blissfully married to Jose 'Pepe' Baston, who she wed earlier this year (May16), confessing she loves being Mrs. Baston, adding, "He’s amazing! He’s the best thing about me now... He's loving and sweet.

"I think I have a really good balance in my life and he supports me in my career, and my ambitions, and my drive. He’s one of the first people to get that."

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