Actor James Cromwell warned over the weekend that if President Donald Trump is not “stopped,” then there will be a “revolution” and “blood in the streets.”
“This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state — all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism,” the “Babe” and “Surrogates” actor (shown above left) said in an interview with Variety before he was honored Sunday evening at the 4th annual Carney Awards.
The 78-year-old Academy Award nominee continued, “If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets.”
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Later in the evening, when Cromwell had the opportunity to take the stage, he continued his political ramblings.
“We’re living in very curious times, and something is coming up, which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy,” he said. “We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class. We will cut through the corruption, we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a nonviolent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end.”
Cromwell has been politically outspoken and active for quite some time. The actor even served for a weekend in an Orange County jail last year for demonstrating against SeaWorld’s orca shows in San Diego.
In an interview he did after he was released from jail, Cromwell said Hollywood actually needs to get more involved in politics than the community already is.
“This community has got to get more engaged,” the actor told The Daily Mail. “This community has got to get more political. More than our survival as an industry, our appropriateness is at stake. What’s really at stake is our humanity and all sentient life.”
Cromwell was nominated for the Best Supporting Academy Award in 1996 for the family film “Babe.”
He’s also won an Emmy Award — for “American Horror Story” — and been nominated for three others, for “Six Feet Under,” “ER,” and “RKO 281.”
His acting career has slowed significantly in recent years with appearances on television shows such as “American Horror Story” and “Boardwalk Empire” as some of the biggest highlights.
For more on Cromwell’s thoughts on Trump, check out the video below: