Attacking President Donald Trump is one thing, and going after members of his family is quite another. That’s why many feel that a line was crossed when actor Michael Rapaport launched a profanity-ridden assault on First Lady Melania Trump.
In a tweet that has since been deleted, Rapaport called Melania a “dumb animal” in response to her PSA about the coronavirus pandemic. “Look at this DUMB FKC!!! She thinks this is SEXXXY TIME? Dumb FKC! You dumb animal @FLOTUS,” Rapaport tweeted, according to Breitbart News. “MAGA!!!! Look at what you’ve done!!!”
Rapaport wrote this in response to a one-minute-long PSA in which Melania tried to encourage Americans to stick together through the pandemic, reminding them that “this is not how we’ll live forever.”
“Today I want to speak with you about coronavirus and what it means for you and your family,” the First Lady said. “While changes need to be made now, this is not how we’ll live forever. Our children will return to school, people will return to work, we will gather at the places of worship, concerts, and sporting events again.”
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) March 19, 2020
Rapaport, who has previously been arrested for harassing an ex-girlfriend, frequently attacks President Trump in deranged ways. One particularly disturbing outburst came in 2017, when Rapaport cursed out Trump over climate change.
“Deviant Donald Trump. There’s no global warming, right? Look at your ice skating rink, you fucking dummy,” Rapaport said at the time. “It’s 80 degrees in October, but there’s no global warming. F*** you, f*** your ice skating rink.”
What a class act! Liberals can attack the president as much as they want —Trump can handle it— but going after his family is just uncalled for. All Melania did here was post an encouraging message for our country during a difficult time, and she did not deserve to be attacked for it.
If an actor had said this about Michelle Obama when she was First Lady, he would have immediately been blacklisted by Hollywood. Since Rapaport targeted Melania, however, he will likely suffer no repercussions for this whatsoever. This is liberal hypocrisy at its absolute worst.