Celebrities who denounce Donald Trump

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Kashif Stone
  Staff Writer

America is headed down a path of destruction if voters do not get it right come Election Day in November. Billionaire real-estate mogul, Donald J. Trump, will likely represent the Republican Party as its nominee for president, as he has managed to convince Americans to break the tradition of nominating a Washington bureaucrat. Millions have rallied behind a man whose rhetoric is compared to the likes of Adolf Hitler.

Trump may have won the majority of the recent primaries; however, millions have also denounced their support for Trump, including celebrities. Recently Miley Cyrus, Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg and many others have spoken up against the GOP front-runner, which is surprising for a man who was once in good standing with celebrities after hosting seven seasons of Celebrity Apprentice.

In January, Whoopi Goldberg announced on “The View” that if Trump was elected president, it would be time for her to move out of the United States. When Trump’s sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, heard of Goldberg’s intentions, the two appeared on “Fox and Friends,” and offered to buy airfare for Goldberg and co-host Raven Symoné, who made similar comments about leaving the country if Trump is elected. Goldberg responded to the “Fox and Friends” segment by saying, “The point I made was you start saying this person is a rapist and a murderer and because… when they use blanket statements about black people or when they use blanket statement to talk about white people or any other group, I don’t think that’s America. I don’t want it to be America. Maybe it’s time for me to move.”

Charlie Sheen also isn’t fond of the recognition and support Trump has been getting. Earlier this year, in a series of tweets, Sheen expressed that he wanted to be Trump’s running mate but later tweeted, “hey Trump, ‘A farce or comedy is best played; a tragedy is best read at home’ Abe Lincoln.” He further refuted his support for Trump with a follow-up tweet warning the country of where it’s headed. He tweeted, “America please WAKE UP! #AnybodyButTrump.”

Comedian Rosie O’Donnell weighed in with comments against Trump. When asked by an “Entertainment Tonight” reporter if she would leave the country if Trump was elected president, O’Donnell loudly replied, “He will never be the president.” It comes as no surprise that O’Donnell disavows her support for Trump as the two have been in a long-standing feud for years. During the Fox News GOP debate last summer, Trump made fun of O’Donnell when moderator Megyn Kelly called out Trump for his disparaging remarks against women. Kelly rattled off a list of words used by Trump in the past such as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals.”

The GOP front-runner said the only woman he has ever called those names is Rosie O’Donnell. Following the debate Trump credited that his dislike for O’Donnell actually saved him when he was asked that question. He told “Entertainment Tonight” reporters, “Rosie actually saved me because that was a rough question. So Rosie, finally you saved me, because the room went wild. Between the laughing and the applause — it really stopped the rest of the question, which was just a continuation of kill. That was a question that could have ruined my whole evening.”

Other celebrities, such as rapper T.I. and actor Samuel L. Jackson, denounced Trump as well. T.I. expressed his dislike for Trump in a 15-second Instagram video saying, “Nobody who supports me will support you.” Jackson did not hold back on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as he said he would leave the country as well. He stated, “If that motherfucker becomes president, I’m moving my black ass to South Africa.”

Although there are many more celebrities that denounce Donald Trump, the “Celebrity Apprentice” host remains a strong GOP contender. Trump has transformed the scoop of American politics making this upcoming election one of the most divisive in American history. If Americans don’t get it right come November, we could possibly face becoming a country that goes against the values of what it was built upon. The land of the free will no longer be the home of the brave under a Trump presidency.



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