A slew of Hollywood celebrities took to Twitter to criticize President Donald Trump after he ended the policy of separating illegal immigrant adults from minors apprehended at the southern border.
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal responded to a call to action from the far-left Islamic activist Linda Sarsour, asking where in New York a protest would be taking place.
Actor John Cusack claimed the government was pursuing a practice of “criminalizing poverty.”
Actress Patricia argued that Trump still “hates immigrants with a vengeance” while claiming that the U.S. is being turned over to “Russian foreign hands.”
Actress Alyssa Milano, who changed her Twitter profile photo to one of a screaming child, said that order was just a “bunch of hyperbole.”
Executive Order my ass. Donald Trump & Jeff Sessions are lying white trash child abusing monsters. It ain’t over until the children are safe & the Trump Administration is not. https://t.co/oHyqJr5kdr
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 20, 2018
What we have here is criminalizing poverty – taking children away from parents -for profit in privative child internment camps-
Anyone care to disagree ? Or Argue this is not the definition of a high crime ? https://t.co/a3LJJeIdhi
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 20, 2018
Can you imagine being the kind of person who could care less about not having anyone around him who doesn’t look exactly like him? The is pure racism. https://t.co/nHd5DdFr8O
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 20, 2018
Yo, dickwad in chief, that little stunt with the executive order? You think you can fool a Corleone? Your self-created nightmare is just beginning. You, like very few of the worst leaders of all time, have the blood of babies on you! https://t.co/VgG3GmJggT
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) June 21, 2018
Watch this space for Trump trying to use this Executive Order (and these kids) to meet his own needs. https://t.co/utihS53tuJ
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) June 20, 2018
I'm just happy children will finally be in the correct jail.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) June 20, 2018
He didn’t FIX IT. He tweeked it so he would be able to keep families INDEFINITELY. https://t.co/HHZjZryDRN
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) June 21, 2018
This will always be the administration that ripped children away from parents, even children with mental & physical disabilities. They didn’t stop until shouted at from every corner of the globe, telling them they are inhumane. But that is who they are – and they’ll do it again.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 20, 2018
Read the fine print. Those 2300 children aren’t getting reunited with their parents. This order is a flourish of a pen for the camera without any real change to your inhumane and disgraceful policies.
— Emmy Rossum (@emmyrossum) June 20, 2018
The irony is that the Trump base who hate immigrants with a vengeance & claim these foreigners are ruining our nation are the same people happily turning our nation over to Russian foreign hands.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) June 21, 2018
Taking ownership of and reversing the horrific policy of separating parents from children is a necessary first step towards fixing a created crisis. But a comprehensive humane immigration policy can not exist when a fascist demagogue refers to immigrants as murderers and rapists
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) June 20, 2018
That executive order is a bunch of hyperbole and will not solve this problem.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 20, 2018
What about the 2322 children under 12 years old, who are currently being detained by Trump administration? When will they be united with their parents? What is the process? https://t.co/j6VyXjMgNS
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) June 20, 2018