As President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the 45th commander-in-chief of the United States was attacked on social media and elsewhere by the usual assortment of left-leaning celebrities who blow hot air and foment divisiveness.
Here are 10 lousy reactions we rounded up:
1.) Alec Baldwin tweeted bluntly: “This country is lost. It’s in trouble.”
As Donald Trump was sworn into office, he was attacked by the usual assortment of left-leaning celebrities on social media.
Just hours before Trump’s swearing in, Baldwin had been out and about in New York, protesting the inauguration alongside Mark Ruffalo, Robert De Niro, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and Michael Moore. The organizers were Greenpeace and the liberal activist group MoveOn.
Baldwin trotted out his Trump impression while alternately telling New Yorkers not to stop fighting, adding, “That’s one thing about New Yorkers. You don’t lay down.” His impression has been earning him raves among the mainstream media, with his near-weekly opening monologue on “Saturday Night Live.”
2.) Also leading the celebrity whining and moaning on Twitter was model Chrissy Teigen, whose tweets ran the gamut from the crude (“What a beautiful prayer. makes me wanna grab my p****”) to the sardonic (“Can u guys feel it? america is great again all of a sudden it’s so weird. he was right!”).
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3.) Tiegen’s husband, Grammy-winning singer John Legend, joined her in mocking and criticizing Trump on Twitter as well, writing: “The last 2 inaugurations were very crowded. This one is so … roomy.”
4.) One of President Trump’s loudest detractors, Rosie O’Donnell, went an interesting route just one week after calling for martial law to prevent Trump from taking office. She opted to make her Twitter profile black — ostensibly as a sign of mourning. Make of it what you will …
5.) Actor Shia LaBeouf, meanwhile, announced he was launching a four-year protest in response to Trump’s election, which he will be livestreaming.
“Commencing at 9am on January 20, 2017, the day of the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, the public is invited to deliver the words ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’ into a camera mounted on a wall outside the Museum of the Moving Image, New York, repeating the phrase as many times, and for as long as they wish,” said the website announcing LaBeouf’s project. “In this way, the mantra ‘HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US’ acts as a show of resistance or insistence, opposition or optimism, guided by the spirit of each individual participant and the community.”
6.) Trump inspired a #Brownout from George Lopez. The comedian began the movement on Twitter to protest that Trump has not appointed a Latino to his Cabinet. Lopez encouraged followers to change their avatar to a brown square in support.
“Tomorrow I’m going on a #Brownout in protest of @realDonaldTrump not having a Latino appointed to his cabinet, first time since 1988,” wrote Lopez.
7.) Pop star Katy Perry told her 95 million Twitter followers that she’d be sleeping in instead of watching Trump’s inauguration. She’ll be wide awake, however, on Saturday when she attends the Women’s March on Washington alongside other celebrities like Chelsea Handler, Cher, and America Ferrera. Sounds like she’s really giving this new president thing a chance…
8.) Dan Rather — his name and image should pop up when you google “fake news” — tweeted: “I have never seen my country on an inauguration day so divided, so anxious, so fearful, so uncertain of its course.”
9.) Madonna, ever the stalwart, said during a speech at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday night that she believed Trump was elected for a reason: “to show us how lazy and un-unified and lackadaisical and taking for granted we’ve become of our freedom and the rights that we have as Americans.”
10.) And then there was filmmaker Michael Moore. He posted an unflattering selfie of himself, saying, “Here at the inaugural. A tragedy for democracy.” In other words — exactly what people need to hear on the day a new administration takes over.
And these celebrities who push their divisive and harmful rhetoric have nothing to do with that, right?