Since the resignation of #Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser, #Donald Trump and his #White House have scrambled to put the pieces back together. In the aftermath, Hollywood celebrities are speaking out in opposition to the administration.
Hollywood on Trump
It took just over three weeks, but retired Gen. Michael Flynn was finally brought down after an onslaught of news reports exposed his alleged illegal contact with the Russian government. After Flynn officially stepped down on Monday night, Donald Trump expressed more frustration with the information being leaked to the public, rather than over his adviser lying to him about the incident in question. On Wednesday morning, the president lashed out on Twitter, accusing the "fake news" media of smearing the name of Flynn, while later doubling down on the criticism during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As seen across Twitter on February 15, Hollywood stars are giving their thoughts.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) February 15, 2017
In an attempt to use their popularity and following to promote their political agenda, some of the biggest celebrities are calling out Donald Trump and the White House. "Yo @realDonaldTrump, you gotta decide if this sh*t is 'Fake News' or 'classified information,' actor Seth Rogen wrote on Twitter Wednesday night, before adding, "It can't be both man!" Chelsea Handler took a more humorous approach to the scandal, tweeting, "Trump says Mike Flynn is a wonderful man with beautiful skin, strong arms, and eyes you can get lost in."
Trump says Mike Flynn is a wonderful man with beautiful skin, strong arms, and eyes you can get lost in.— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 16, 2017
"Remember the Republicans obsession with Whitewater," director Judd Appatow posted on his Twitter feed, while noting, "I guess real estate deals scare them but Russian interference in our government is fine." Fellow filmmaker Michael Moore also gave his thoughts, tweeting, "We demand that the weak & spineless Democrats bring Congress 2 a halt until investigative hearings are held & impeachment charges are filed."
Remember the Republicans obsession with Whitewater. I guess real estate deals scare them but Russian interference in our government is fine.— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) February 16, 2017
We demand that the weak & spineless Democrats bring Congress 2 a halt until investigative hearings are held & impeachment charges are filed.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) February 15, 2017
Author Stephen King decided to chime in, and didn't hold back his view of the president. "Trump's your basic hot mess, isn't he? I mean, this guy can't find his own ass with both hands and a flashlight," he wrote. Actor George Takei, who is never shy about his thoughts on the former host of "The Apprentice," also gave his view on the current situation. "Trump is at war with judges, the press, and now the intelligence community," Takei wrote, before rhetorically asking, "That last one is a YUGE mistake. How is that even tenable?""
Trump's your basic hot mess, isn't he? I mean, this guy can't find his own ass with both hands and a flashlight.— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 15, 2017
Trump is at war with judges, the press, and now the intelligence community. That last one is a YUGE mistake. How is that even tenable?— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 15, 2017
Despite the backlash against him, Donald Trump is showing no signs of backing down from his agenda. While Hollywood continues to push back against him, only time will tell if their effort is successful in the long run.