On Tuesday night, as President Trump delivered his State of the Union speech, Hollywood celebrities, unable to control themselves, (as usual), vented their spleens on Twitter with a series of messages displaying their absolute hatred for the president.
Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel, who responded to Trump’s 2018 SOTU by inviting porn star Stormy Daniels on his show; called Trump “Obviously mentally ill” if he didn’t adopt Kimmel’s anti-gun perspective; and insisted “Not at all. I don’t think you can go too far,” when asked if he regretted anything he had said. He tweeted:
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 5, 2020
Supposed comedienne Sarah Silverman, who referred to Bible-believing Christians as “Mother f******” and also referred to many Americans outside of her Hollywood bubble as a Trump-worshiping cult, saying, ” … you do realize there is a difference, a bit of a difference between the liars and the lied to. They don’t know they are lied to. It’s like cults. Cults don’t know they’re cults,” using her typical elegant language:
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 5, 2020
Another comedienne, Wanda Sykes, an ardent opponent of Trump who once said, “I am certain this is not the first time we’ve elected a racist, sexist, homophobic president. He ain’t the first one. He’s just the first confirmed one,” and responded to a crowd hostile to her remarks by saying, “F*** you, motherf*****s … F*** all y’all. F*** all y’all,” she tweeted:
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) February 5, 2020
TV host Bill Maher, who said in June 2018, “I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people but it’s either root for a recession, or you lose your democracy,” he snapped:
Now would be a good time for Democrats to take my advice last Friday and start yelling “You lie!”
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) February 5, 2020
The feminist brigade also weighed in, with particular praise for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:
Women in Congress are wearing white to celebrate the 19th amendment while the men are white to celebrate being Republicans. #SOTU
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) February 5, 2020
Balls enough for all https://t.co/EMhu2lGL5b
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) February 5, 2020
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) February 5, 2020
As David Gelernter wrote in The Wall Street Journal:
The difference between citizens who hate Mr. Trump and those who can live with him—whether they love or merely tolerate him—comes down to their views of the typical American: the farmer, factory hand, auto mechanic, machinist, teamster, shop owner, clerk, software engineer, infantryman, truck driver, housewife. The leftist intellectuals I know say they dislike such people insofar as they tend to be conservative Republicans …
Mr. Trump reminds us who the average American really is. Not the average male American, or the average white American. We know for sure that, come 2020, intellectuals will be dumbfounded at the number of women and blacks who will vote for Mr. Trump. He might be realigning the political map: plain average Americans of every type vs. fancy ones.
Gelernter concluded by painting a vivid picture of those who hate Trump from their elitist positions:
… what I see on the left is often plain, unconditional hatred of which the hater—God forgive him—is proud. It’s discouraging, even disgusting. And it does mean, I believe, that the Trump-hater truly does hate the average American—male or female, black or white. Often he hates America, too.