Hollywood Looks to Congress to ‘Stand Up’ to Trump


Several celebrities have come together to produce a public service announcement calling for Congress to obstruct President-elect Donald Trump's agenda when he takes office.

Throughout the video, originally posted to Art Not War's Vimeo page, the stars tag-team a script calling for lawmakers to obstruct Trump's goals, calling the president-elect a bigot.

"We demand that you block nominees who threaten the rights of women, the LGBT community, people of color, immigrants, and the poor," two of the stars say in the video released Tuesday, when the 115th Congress will be sworn in.

Many of participants are big name celebrities, the Hill reported.

A slew of high-profile stars–including Sally Field, former "The View" co-host Rosie Perez, "Westworld's" Jeffrey Wright, Keegan-Michael Key, and "Boardwalk Empire" actor Steve Buscemi–are calling on Congress to "vigorously oppose" any of President-elect Donald Trump's "racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, anti-worker, anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, anti-environmental policies."

"Since he won, hate crimes are rising, women have been attacked in his name, people of color have been attacked in his name," the celebrities say.

Some of the attacks the celebrities use against Trump have since been proven to be hoaxes. The Washington Post, for example, reported that an African-American church that had been burned and graffitied with the words "Vote Trump" had been attacked by a parishioner, disputing prior claims that it was a hate crime. Similarly, a young Muslim woman who said she had been attacked by Trump supporters has since been charged with filing a false police report, the BBC reported.

The public service announcement can be viewed below:

#StandUpForUS from Art Not War on Vimeo.

Nick Bolger

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Nick Bolger was a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He is from southern Michigan. Nick graduated from Miami University with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science in 2015.

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