'Hollywood's hatred of Trump is unreal' says Franklin Graham

'Hollywood's hatred of Trump is unreal' says Franklin Graham June 16, 2018

US evangelist Franklin Graham hit out at Robert De Niro this week after the Hollywood actor said ‘Fuck Trump’ at the  Tony Awards – and got a standing ovation for doing so.
As it was live TV on a delay his speech had to be bleeped.
Reacting, Graham used Facebook to criticise De Niro for cursing the president while he was “making history” through talks with North Korea.

“I’m gonna say one thing: Fuck Trump!” De Niro stated, as he clenched his two fists in the air, leaving panic-stricken broadcast censors trying bleep out the remarks.

It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s fuck Trump!

According to Fox News, US viewers at home heard dead silence, though in other regions the f-bombs reportedly weren’t censored. The expletives sparked a roaring reaction from the audience, with many of the celebrities standing up.
The veteran actor went on to introduce Bruce Springsteen’s performance. He said:

Bruce, you can rock the house like nobody else. Even more important in these perilous times, you rock the vote. Always fighting for, in your own words, truth, transparency, integrity in government. Boy, do we need that now.

Backstage, playwright Tony Kushner praised De Niro for his tirade on stage, saying he agrees with the sentiment expressed by the actor.

Good for him. I mean, it’s Robert De Niro. Who’s gonna argue with him?

Kushner went on to denounce Trump’s presidency as “the Hitler mistake” that put:

A borderline psychotic narcissist in the White House.

De Niro has recently appeared multiple times on Saturday Night Live, playing Special Counsel Robert Mueller who’s investigating the alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
In March, the actor reportedly bashed Trump at the Fulfillment Fund fundraiser.

A college education is important, but education without humanity is ignorance. Look at our president. He made it through the University of Pennsylvania, so he was exposed to a quality education, but he’s still an idiot. And he lacks any sense of humanity or compassion.

De Niro again criticised Trump in April during the opening night of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.

America’s being run by a madman who wouldn’t recognise the truth if it came inside a bucket of his beloved Colonel Sanders Fried Chicken.

Our resident illustrator, Shell Fisher, reacted to Trump’s meeting in North Korea with this:

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  • Stuart H.

    As Graham loves Trump so much, and vice versa, they should fuck each other.
    Oh, I forgot, both too busy being self-obsessed wankers.

  • AgentCormac

    Graham’s right – there is a battle being waged in the US right now between good and evil. Both he and Trump are firmly in the latter camp.
    And should you needed any further proof, Trump’s merry band of sychophants have recently been justifying the forcible taking of children from their parents and holding them in tent cities and an abandoned Walmart, by claiming it is ‘god’s will’. These people truly are evil.

  • tonye

    However much I dislike Trump, I don’t think that Hillary Clinton would have been a better choice of CIC.
    Regardless of left or right wing – they are both utterly useless.
    I think the American voters were shafted, as to quality of candidates, in their last election.

  • Terry

    The USA is broken. Nay … utterly fucked up and busted into smithereens. How the hell did americans end up with a choice between two absolutely hopeless candidates. Trump or Clinton … its like having to choose between typoid or cholera.

  • Laura Roberts

    @tonye: I couldn’t disagree more. My relatives in the military think Trump an absolute joke as CIC. There is no question in my mind that Hillary Clinton would have made a far better president than Trump. She still would have been in the lowest 25th percentile of U.S. presidents — worse than Obama, who was about average, probably worse than her husband, better than G.W. Bush — but vastly superior to what we’ve got now. I thought we would never see a president as patently awful as Andrew Johnson, who wanted to reinstate slavery; but I will be astonished if historians don’t replace him with Trump as the worst in U.S. history.

  • Angela_K

    “…we need to pray” Says the homophobe and racist, because it is so effective!

  • andym

    @ Laura Roberts. I think you’re right. Clinton probably would have been bad, but there’s no equivalence. There’d still have been structures in place to moderate the worst of it. Trump is now wriggling free of these restraints , and I expect things to get even worse. At least the evangelical fruitcakes would have been kept clear with Clinton(probably.) Clinton at least has liberal instincts.

  • tonye

    @Laura Roberts,
    Whilst I respect your opinion, may I point out the following.
    Have you forgotten that Ms Clinton was the first ‘First Lady’ to be subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury?
    When it comes to ignoring her husbands woeful treatment of women over his entire political life this ‘sister’ suddenly becomes myopic.
    The clip I have included below, that alone, in my opinion, made her unfit for purpose.
    Scandal follows this woman like a bad smell.

  • sailor1031

    It is undoubtedly true that the Hollywood establishment hates Trump. Many others do too. There’s nothing wrong in pointing it out. But Graham is wrong; what we have is a war between evil and evil. Good has nothing to do with either side here.
    I can’t however agree that Clinton, an appallingly arrogant callous paid up member of american royalty would have been any better than Trump. I do believe we would already be at war with Iran if there had been a president Clinton. I see a comparison between a woman with no saving graces whatsoever and a man with no saving graces whatsoever.
    How did americans wind up with this appalling choice? well as Arianna Huffington has said “democracy is not a spectator sport”. If you think all you have to do is ignore everything going on in the world around you, be as ignorant as you can possibly be and once every four years come out and vote, if you can even be bothered, for candidates preselected by people who are not you, have different interests and don’t care about you then this is what you get.
    As Blondie sometimes says “Boo Hoo”.

  • AgentCormac

    @tonye & Laura Roberts
    I remember listening to a news report just prior to the 2016 US election (on BBC Radio 4, I think), when a punter being interviewed in the States made the point that out of a population of over 325 million individuals, how on Earth was it that the electorate there ended up with a choice between Clinton and Trump?
    But while Clinton was a deeply flawed candidate, surely the man who was elected (with several million fewer votes) has turned out to be even worse than anyone could possibly have feared. And the fact that the GOP, despite condemning him at each and every step until he was elected, has now swung behind him to normalise his excesses, his rhetoric, his hatred, his acceptance of evangelism and, above all, his blatant lies, surely shows just how low the bar now has been set in American politics.
    For me, these are worrying times indeed for anyone who has an interest in free thought.

  • L.Long

    OK! Hillary haters…name 3 things that make her worse than the orange trumpkin???

  • tonye

    When it comes to politics, (whether America or British) I think the final line from George Orwell’s Animal Farm sums it up best:
    “The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.”

  • tonye

    This is like political tennis.
    Chinagate/Travelgate/The suicide of Vince Foster.
    Over to you!

  • Broga

    Does anyone, except the incredibly gullible, really think that Kimmy with his hungry people, vast numbers in his gulags, ruthless dictatorship, and closed borders is meeting the narcissist fantasist other than for gaining what he wants by fooling Trump.
    Trump and Kimmy are cut from the same cloth and Kimmy is admired by Trump who rejects elected leaders.

  • sailor1031

    Kosovo. Libya. The Clinton Foundation. Berniegate.

  • L.Long

    Well tonye as said non of those are even close to the evils of the trumpkin. And how many of them went to court and she was found guilty? None? Trupkin was charged for 2300 times and of those he settles out of court for 630 so we know he is guilty on at least 630. and the fact she does not support the fundies makes her 1000x better than the LIAR in Chief.

  • tonye

    As I have already stated, in my first comment, I support neither.
    Just to make it clear I dislike BOTH of them.
    However, I will leave this short clip, from the lady herself, on her multiple lies. This time on the subjects of gay marriage, her email scandals, and her claim to have came under fire in Bosnia.
    How do you know Clinton is lying? Her lips are moving.
    Over to you!

  • barriejohn

    I don’t see how anyone can possibly argue that Hillary Clinton wouldn’t have been a far better president than Donald Trump. Personal morality isn’t the issue here, so there’s no point raising it!
    Now the Trumpkin wants Americans to sit up and take notice of him. I think he’d love a title like “Supreme Leader”. Any suggestions?

  • Broga

    The devoutly religious love Trump. He can do no wrong. Everything is excused. The USA health system is collapsing. Its insurance based scam funds the multi millionaires and the doctors bribed to recommend drugs which do no good.
    The same thing is happening here. Parents of healthy children have been persuaded that they need drugs to keep them well. A mother in a TV programme said that a daily pill (Calpol, I think) was part of the nightly routine of getting her young child to bed. I read a bed time story to my kids. Big Pharma founds the research and decides which parts to publish and which parts to suppress.

  • 1859

    Did anyone catch the interview the Orange Bufoon gave just before the wonderful summit with Kim? He said ‘Sure, I’ ll go anywhere and sit down and talk if it means saving the lives of 30 million people’. What magnanimity! What humanity! Benevolence! What vision! Hitler took 5 years to wipe out 55 million souls and here is Trump proclaiming he is going to save 30 million. Only after his big mouth had put the entire population of North and South Korea in the nuclear balance is he prepared to step back and ‘save’ them ( remember ‘my button is bigger than yours’?). Trump and his ilk crave legitimacy by sucking the insanity from each others’ backsides.

  • Club Secretary

    @barriejohn says:
    Sun 17 Jun 2018 at 3:20 am
    “Now the Trumpkin wants Americans to sit up and take notice of him. I think he’d love a title like “Supreme Leader”. Any suggestions?”
    What about “Lord Protector”?

  • barriejohn

    Franklin Graham thinks that separating immigrant children from their families is immoral, but blames past presidents, not Donald Trump!

  • Broga

    I watched the 1964 film “Fail Safe” yesterday evening. I had seen it before and thought that it might be outdated. The book, same name, was published in 1962. The safeguards against a mistake were said to be so thorough that an accident could not happen. The authors had been on the inside and had a different perspective.
    The debates about disarmament – pro and anti – were also riveting. Now that we have a mentally unstable, super sensitive buffoon with his finger close to the button the danger must be far greater now. And, amazingly, no one seems prepared to stop him. The reason may be that the devastation will be so great and so world wide that the people who could stop him cannot believe that it will ever happen. Count in the religious perspective, and America Uber Alles, and it looks like catastrophe is inevitable.
    Someone once said that “if only” were the saddest words in the language. But then, if the chance occurs to say them, it will be too late.

  • Vanity Unfair

    Club Secretary + Broga =
    Oliver Cromwell: if only….