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Hollywood’s apparent inability to relate to those who voted for President Donald Trump is nothing new, and it could already be costing progressives in Tinseltown the 2020 election, according to one well-known TV producer.
In less than two weeks, three celebrities have hurled nasty insults at Trump, his family, and those who support his presidency. And Mark McKinnon, the producer of HBO’s “The Circus,” said it is all but guaranteeing Trump’s re-election.
Hollywood here’s your problem. Deniro says “Fuck Trump.” Bee says Ivanka is “a cunt.” Maher “hopes for a recession to get rid of Trump.” That’s all you got? Do you have any clue as to how this plays right into Trump’s playbook? Keep it up and you’ll help ensure four more years.
— Mark McKinnon (@mmckinnon) June 11, 2018
Over the weekend, actor Robert De Niro shouted “f**k Trump” twice during the annual Tony Awards, earning him a rousing standing ovation from the audience gathered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
— Rhett Bartlett (@dialmformovies) June 11, 2018
And just two days prior, HBO host Bill Maher openly advocated during his show, “Real Time,” for another economic recession — even if it hurts people — as a way to ensure Trump isn’t re-elected in 2020.
Then in early June, comedian Samantha Bee, host of TBS’ “Full Frontal,” set her sights on Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a White House adviser, describing her as a “feckless c**t” during her weekly show.
Bee eventually said she “crossed the line” with her language but made clear she was in no way sorry if the comment offended Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) or men in general.
For his part, Trump has only responded to Bee’s comments. In a tweet earlier this month, the president called out Hollywood’s “total double standard” and suggested the TBS host should be fired for her vulgar language about his daughter.