Hollywood Politicizes Fourth of July to Push Anti-Trump Sentiments

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July 5, 2018

Hollywood's celebrity elite took to social media on Independence Day to politicize the 242nd anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.

Instead of commemorating the Fourth of July, celebrities lambasted President Donald Trump and the policies of his administration.

The pervading sentiment in Hollywood was summed up by liberal comedian Chelsea Handler, who apologized "to every country" in the world for having elected Trump. Handler also asserted that "the majority" of Americans were allegedly "ashamed" of their president and would "come back to the world one step at a time."

"To every country on the 4th of July. We’re sorry about our president," Handler tweeted. "He doesn’t reflect all of our views—and we hope you know that the majority of us are ashamed. We will rally each other and come back to the world one step at a time. #novemberiscoming #alsosorryabouthotdogs"

Some individuals, like documentary film-maker and noted Trump critic Michale Moore, attempted to shroud the "resistance" movement in patriotic terms to draw parallels between opposition to the Trump administration and America's struggle for sovereignty from Great Britain.

"Happy Resistance Day! The revolt continues, some 242 years later," Moore tweeted. "C’mon, people! Let’s finish this!"

Others were just as bad.

Kathy Griffin, a self-acknowledged "D-List" comedian, was particularly brief and profane in her Fourth of July message.

Griffin, who sparked controversy and rebuke last year after posting photos of herself holding a fake decapitated head resembling the president, followed up her initial tweet by urging for "the Trumps" to be put in prison.

"#MAGA...Put The Trumps In Prison," Griffin tweeted.