Stars tuned in to watch the final night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on Thursday, and unsurprisingly, most of them didn’t have anything positive to say in response to Donald Trump’s dark, hour-long presidential nominee acceptance speech.
In contrast to past Republican presidential candidates, Trump painted a grim picture of America- a country in decline, one stalked by crime, threatened by terrorism and struggling to maintain order.
“The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by almost 50% compared to this point last year. Nearly 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records, ordered deported from our country, are tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens,” he stated.
“The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country. The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end. Beginning on January 20th 2017, safety will be restored,” he continued.
“Nearly Four in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African American youth are not employed. 2 million more Latinos are in poverty today than when the President took his oath of office less than eight years ago. Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely,” he added.
Celebs like John Legend, Eric Benet, Octavia Spencer and Orlando Jones, among others, weighed in.
— Eric Benet (@ebenet) July 22, 2016
If he loses the election, you will never again have to be yelled at by trump for this long. Do your patriotic duty, America.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) July 22, 2016
You’re right. Trump promotes love. And the ventilation of refugees. https://t.co/blQDMsiwE0
— Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) July 22, 2016
Trump’s daughter just gave a great speech … Who the fuck was she talking about?
— marlon wayans (@MarlonWayans) July 22, 2016
— Orlando Jones (@TheOrlandoJones) July 22, 2016
I’m flummoxed are we living in a dystopian society? Is this the Hunger games? Am i katniss or rue? Not recognizing the USA described
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) July 22, 2016