Hollywood celebrities are quick to make their opinions known, especially when it comes to President Donald Trump's actions. Of course, they had to chime in on the Border Patrol's recent use of tear gas at the southern border. All of their tweets had one thing in common: they talked about how disgusting Trump's policies are.
These asylum seekers should be welcomed to our country and President Trump should be sent to prison. pic.twitter.com/sh5DXjX5xU— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 26, 2018
Not everyone on the caravan is an innocent person who should be welcomed with open arms. Remember, some of them are members of the drug cartel and gangs.
But Obama did the same thing?
Don’t know how you get lower than tear gassing babies. But if anyone can, Trump will find a way. We must never get used to the horror that is this President.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 26, 2018
It's time for these celebrities to have a history lesson.
Make no mistake: Trump is testing whether he can get away with things like firing tear gas at young children. He is hoping these images harden his supporters to even worse acts to come. And he is banking on racism to get his way. We must oppose and condemn this. NOW.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 26, 2018
"Racism?" Hardly. These illegal aliens were throwing rocks at our border patrol agents. What do you want them to do, sit back and allow them to get hurt?
Because nothing says compassion like tear gas. https://t.co/oaF89FwB4u— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 27, 2018
Not every policy decision should be determined based on emotion.
Donald Trump is such an unprecedented evil that he forced Barack Obama to use tear gas on innocent people.#Inpeach— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) November 27, 2018
That logic makes ZERO sense.
Is there no other way to tell people you don't want them in your country than to sieze or tear gas their children? Can we please rethink this behavior? Cruelty to children is not a show of strength. https://t.co/TFIqLkhBZg— Alan Alda (@alanalda) November 27, 2018
Did security guards or the police tear gas children when water was thrown at your arm? https://t.co/kkRUnXQDsW— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) November 27, 2018
Those citing previous use of tear gas, child detainment, etc:— Chase Masterson (@ChaseMasterson) November 27, 2018
1. We call out ANY use of lethal force or torture, inc tear gas on unarmed civilians.
2. Previously, many of us were not as politically aware or horrified.
3. That’s no excuse to ignore human rights violations now.
So because you were "politically unaware," it's okay that these things happened in the past? Which is it? You're opposed to tear gas or you're opposed to Trump using it?
They seem to miss one important fact: President Obama used tear gas at the southern border. Where was their outrage and disgust then? Oh, that's right. There was none. You know why? Because Obama is "on their side."
The faux outrage gets rather old rather quickly.