It's no secret that Donald Trump is not well liked in Hollywood. The latest star to speak out against the president is Jeff Daniels, who did so during an interview on "The Late Show."
(Daniels' comments start around 2:00 in the above video.)
Daniels on Trump
Not long after Donald Trump officially kicked off his campaign for president he was met with opposition from Hollywood.
The more liberal-leaning celebrities often used their popularity to rally against the former host of "The Apprentice," which became a theme throughout the entire 2016 election and during Trump's current time in office. Whether it was on sketch comedy shows like "Saturday Night Live," late night talk shows like "The Late Show," or during award shows, Trump has been a top target of celebrities.
The most recent celebrity to hit back at Donald Trump is Jeff Daniels, who appeared on the March 1 edition of "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" to promote his new show "The Looming Tower" on Hulu. When asked his thoughts on Trump, Daniels didn't hold back.
"We lost, as a country. We lost respect, decency, civilized behavior, integrity, class, accountability, responsibility," he said, before adding that Trump is "the opposite" of what the United States needs and that he has "none of that sh*t."
Jeff Daniels doubled down, ripping Donald Trump for his lack of leadership before stating, "Get him out of here, throw him in the back of the truck and take him away." Not stopping there, the former star of "Dumb and Dumber" and "The Newsroom" compared the Trump administration to the Titanic after it hit the iceberg, while calling out the Republican Party for not speaking up. "How long can you sit on the Titanic when you can see the iceberg coming?" he wondered.
This isn't the first time that Daniels has been political, as his character in HBO's "The Newsroom" was a cable news host who was a political centrist. The episodes used real life news items and mixed them with the fictional word of the program, all tying in to Daniels' character who was the main star.
Jeff Daniels' criticism echos the overwhelming majority in Hollywood, and it doesn't look to be ending any time soon. On Sunday night, celebrities will once again gather together, this time for the 2018 Academy Awards where it's likely to include a few shots at the president. Earlier this year, Trump was a top target during the Grammy Awards, where Oprah Winfrey received so much praise for her speech that many called for a potential presidential run.
For Daniels, his show "The Looming Tower" is currently available for immediate viewing on Hulu.