A slew of Hollywood celebrities took to Twitter to criticize President Donald Trump after he ended the policy of separating illegal immigrant adults from minors apprehended at the southern border.
On Wednesday, Trump caved to mounting public pressure to end the controversial practice, which formed part of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ “zero tolerance” policy towards illegal immigration.
“We’re going to have strong, very strong borders, but we’re going to keep the families together,” Trump said on signing the order. “I didn’t like the sight or the feeling of families being separated.”
However, many prominent celebrities campaigning for an end to the policy did not seem satisfied.
Actor Tom Arnold said that despite the order, Trump and Sessions remain “lying white trash child abusing monsters.”
Executive Order my ass. Donald Trump & Jeff Sessions are lying white trash child abusing monsters. It ain’t over until the children are safe & the Trump Administration is not. https://t.co/oHyqJr5kdr
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 20, 2018
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal responded to a call to action from the far-left Islamic activist Linda Sarsour, asking where in New York a protest would be taking place.
Where do we meet in Nyc?? https://t.co/rpH360YHEF
— Maggie Gyllenhaal (@mgyllenhaal) June 20, 2018
Actor John Cusack claimed the government was pursuing a practice of “criminalizing poverty.”
What we have here is criminalizing poverty – taking children away from parents -for profit in privative child internment camps-
Anyone care to disagree ? Or Argue this is not the definition of a high crime ? https://t.co/a3LJJeIdhi
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 20, 2018
Comedian Judd Apatow said that Trump’s holding a meeting of entirely white men amounted to “pure racism.”
Can you imagine being the kind of person who could care less about not having anyone around him who doesn’t look exactly like him? The is pure racism. https://t.co/nHd5DdFr8O
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 20, 2018
Hellboy star Ron Perlman described the order as a “little stunt,” adding that Trump had the “blood of babies” on himself.
Yo, dickwad in chief, that little stunt with the executive order? You think you can fool a Corleone? Your self-created nightmare is just beginning. You, like very few of the worst leaders of all time, have the blood of babies on you! https://t.co/VgG3GmJggT
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) June 21, 2018
Comedian Michael Black quipped that under the new order, children would finally be placed in the “correct jail.”
I’m just happy children will finally be in the correct jail.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) June 20, 2018
Actress Debra Messing suggested that Trump adjusted current policy so he could keep families “indefinitely.”
He didn’t FIX IT. He tweeked it so he would be able to keep families INDEFINITELY. https://t.co/HHZjZryDRN
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 21, 2018
And the list just goes on and on. You can see more at Breitbart