Liberal Celebrities Have a Meltdown Over Trump’s Border Speech
Rob Reiner, Rosie O'Donnell, other stars were not happy with the president — or the networks that gave him airtime
Hollywood’s Trump critics were not happy with the president’s address to the nation on Tuesday night about border security and the ongoing partial government shutdown.
In telling fashion, many of them were already criticizing the speech and calling the president a liar long before he hit the airwaves.
Outspoken Trump critic Rosie O’Donnell urged people to boycott major networks that were airing the speech with a hashtag in her tweet.
She also called for the president’s indictment.
— ROSIE (@Rosie) January 9, 2019
“Misery” and “Princess Bride” director Rob Reiner, who has taken his criticism of the president to a new level in this New Year, claimed there are no problems at the border that need to be addressed by the president or a border wall.
He also said the networks that allowed Trump to speak were turning America into “reality TV.”
“Tonight the media will turn the oldest living democracy into a reality show by allowing a pathological liar to treat American citizens like suckers. THERE IS NO CRISIS AT THE BORDER!” tweeted Reiner.
Tonight the media will turn the oldest living Democracy into a reality show by allowing a pathological liar to treat American citizens like suckers. THERE IS NO CRISIS AT THE BORDER!
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 8, 2019
In another tweet, Reiner went so far as to say that the networks that were airing Trump’s speech were “aiding and abetting the propaganda of a would-be authoritarian.”
“Unless there’s a way to fact check in real time, if the media gives Trump airtime [Tuesday] night, they will be aiding and abetting the propaganda of a would-be authoritarian. Time to hold the pathological liar accountable,” tweeted Reiner.
“Star Trek” actor George Takei encouraged people to drink alcohol if they were going to tune into the speech.
“If you watch the Trumpster fire on TV tonight, have a bottle of scotch at the ready. Take a swig every time he says ‘aliens,’ ‘criminals,’ ‘terrorists,’ ‘crisis’ or ’emergency.’ You’ll be properly soused by the time it’s finally over,” Takei tweeted.
He also said any “national emergency” tied to the border is fake.
“The true danger is not this government shutdown, miserable as it is. The true danger is that Trump invokes a false ‘national emergency’ to seize extraordinary powers — enough for him to circumvent Congress — for his wall. We cannot allow that to happen. Please RT this if you agree,” said Takei.
If you watch the Trumpster fire on TV tonight, have a bottle of scotch at the ready. Take a swig every time he says "aliens," "criminals," "terrorists," "crisis" or "emergency." You'll be properly soused by the time it's finally over.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 9, 2019
The true danger is not this government shutdown, miserable as it is. The true danger is that Trump invokes a false "national emergency" to seize extraordinary powers–enough for him to circumvent Congress–for his wall. We cannot allow that to happen. Please RT this if you agree.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 8, 2019
“The Orville” and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane compared Trump’s speech to an episode of “Wheel of Fortune.”
“This entire Trump speech has the cadence of a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ contestant solving the puzzle,” MacFarlane tweeted.
This entire Trump speech has the cadence of a Wheel Of Fortune contestant solving the puzzle.
— Seth MacFarlane (@SethMacFarlane) January 9, 2019
Actress Rose McGowan targeted her own side with a tweet sent out during the rebuttal to Trump’s speech, given by Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).
“Umm, the Democrats are so weak,” the “Charmed” actress wrote.
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