As is often the case, Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter tantrum has resulted in widespread condemnation — even from frequent allies. More players than ever before kneeled during the national anthem before several NFL games today, less than 48 hours after Trump referred to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as a “son of a bitch” for doing so last season. Here’s what prominent voices from the film and TV world have to say.
Praising neo-Nazis as “some very good people”. https://t.co/Eps4p7hVcd
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) September 24, 2017
‘Privilege.’ Some people don’t get given millions by Daddy, Donnie. They actually earn it. https://t.co/rmKataLLQX
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 23, 2017
One of the most talented people to ever walk the earth is reduced to “ungrateful black.” https://t.co/HPJRB3aqRX
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) September 24, 2017
As a football fan, I am proud of the NFL players today. Nothing is more American than the right to peacefully protest.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 24, 2017
At my 2pm matinee today I will participate in the NFL players protest against Trump’s hateful anti-American comments. pic.twitter.com/FlCptfQIUL
I’m starting to regret naming my son “Donald Trump, Jr.” It seemed okay 11 years ago.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) September 24, 2017
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 24, 2017