Hollywood has long been aligned with the liberal left, and the vitriolic and vicious 2020 election is no exception.
Celebrities own a piece of the American psyche that exists nowhere else, and they’ve long used that influence to promote their own political and social causes. Sarah McLachlan’s tear-jerking animal cruelty advertisements come to mind, or the coincidentally-named Bob Barker signing off from The Price is Right every afternoon by reminding us all to spay and neuter our pets.
But lately, with politics becoming an ever larger portion of our nation’s entertainment budget, actors and other celebrities have increasingly dabbled in governmental gripes. Given just how involved Americans are with the current political situation that we find ourselves in, it is no surprise that Hollywood is jumping on the bandwagon.
Actor Jeff Daniels on Monday, discussed his role in Showtime’s “The Comey Rule,” a miniseries based on the word of former FBI Director James Comey’s book “Higher Loyalty.”
Daniels, who depicts Comey in the miniseries, said that with President Donald Trump’s lack of respect for the rule of law in his presidency and now the New York Times claimingto have his income tax returns which show “chronic losses and years of tax avoidance,” his supporters are “voting for a president who is heading to prison.”
The Dumb and Dumber actor elaborated:
“I think days like yesterday with the tax returns starting to come out, we’re starting to see a president who is doing everything he possibly can, including lying about the pandemic, to stay out of jail,” Daniels added. “That’s who you’re voting for is a president who is heading to prison. And if I’m wrong, I guess we’re going to find out, but it’s so obvious. If the Trump administration were a movie, a script, they would kick it back because the villain is too obvious. He’s not transparent enough. And you just see this stacking and stacking as we head into November 3 as the reality of, guys … we can see the iceberg now. What are you waiting for? And what they are waiting for is — I don’t know. I just don’t know.”
Daniels joins the likes of Rob Reiner, Bette Midler, and others from Tinsel Town who lent their voices to the so-called “resistance”.
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