Actor Seth Rogen said late last week that he rejected a photo request in early June from House Speaker Paul Ryan in front of Ryan’s kids during a health summit.
The Huffington Post reports:
While attending a summit on brain health, organized by former Massachusetts Republican governor Mitt Romney, Rogen ran into Ryan, who was there with his teenage sons. He recalled the conversation to Colbert, saying the representative from Wisconsin shook his hand and asked if he could get a photo.
“No way, man!” Rogen told Ryan. “Furthermore, I hate what you’re doing to the country at this moment, and I count the days till you no longer have one iota of the power that you currently have.”
Rogen said that he wasn’t sure whether he should have acted that way in front of Ryan’s kids, but decided they “should probably learn that if they like a movie or song, the person who made that probably doesn’t like their dad that much!”
The revelation from Rogen comes after members and supporters of the Trump administration have been targeted by left-wing activists in recent days, including DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was harassed while she ate dinner; Florida AG Pam Bondi, who was harassed and spit on at a movie theater; and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia.
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (CA) later called for attacks against members of the Trump administration on Saturday, saying they should be confronted in their personal lives and told they are not welcome “anymore, anywhere.”