Hollywood Rips Trump for Joe Arpaio Pardon: ‘America Knowingly Elected a Racist...

Hollywood Rips Trump for Joe Arpaio Pardon: ‘America Knowingly Elected a Racist President’

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Several celebrities took to social media late Friday and slammed President Donald Trump for pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted in July of violating a federal court order not to detain suspected illegal immigrants.

Actor and director Rob Reiner, a very vocal Trump critic, called the president a “truly hateful human being” who will go down in history as a “racist president”:

DT, not to be upstaged by an act of God,announces future ban of transgenders from military & pardons Arpaio. DT-a truly hateful human being.

With the pardoning of Joe Arpaio, Donald Trump has solidified his place in U.S. history. America knowingly elected a racist president.

Elsewhere, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon slammed Trump for his policy barring transgender people from the U.S. armed forces and for pardoning the Arizona sheriff. “@realDonaldTrump is a hateful, cowardly menace,” Willimon wrote to his 141,000 Twitter followers:

Left-wing comedian Sarah Silverman said, “Trump’s pardon of Arpaio was just 1 more in a series of secret handshakes w the white power movement,” while Hollywood mega-producer Judd Apatow used the president’s pardon to urge his followers to register to vote:

Trump’s pardon of Arpaio was just 1 more in a series of secret handshakes w the white power movement https://t.co/H2C9pOKAAc

Below is a roundup of celebrity reaction to Trump’s pardon:

You don’t need to be on CSI MIAMI to notice a little birdie in a tree wants to be removed from office, while still keeping his base. #arpaio

How Many Inmates Died in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Jails? Who Knows it’s a Big Number.Arpaio & trump,murder incorporated. https://t.co/g8RRRQbLU0

But also Trump shamelessly pardoned Arpaio.

Bit from column A, bit from column B.

THAT MOTHERFUCKER!!! the utterly repulsive President pardons a vicious racial profiler who has caused death and misery for years. #IMPEACH!

This was America’s worst Sheriff letting sexual abuse go unchecked. Now Pardoned! The Joe Arpaio I Knew – ProPublica https://t.co/xDdVL8gSsG

Today’s headline: Trump pardons Arpaio.

Tomorrow’s headline: Pence pardons Trump.

Source

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2017/08/26/hollywood-rips-trump-joe-arpaio-pardon/