Barbra, Drake and Bette Are Gutted Over Trump
(JTA) — While Donald Trump’s upcoming inauguration has empowered his supporters — whom many commentators say were ignored by the Democratic party — many liberal voters are feeling extremely nervous and anxious. The latter group — surprise, surprise— contains many Jewish celebrities.
Barbra Streisand, for instance, who vocally supported Hillary Clinton throughout the presidential campaign, called the president-elect “clueless, reckless, graceless, mindless and heartless” in a Huffington Post piece on Wednesday.
“He doesn’t just bring economic policies I happen to disagree with, or an approach to healthcare funding that could hurt millions of people. This isn’t simply a matter of Republican versus Democratic. This is a man who, on record and often on video, disparaged or outright ridiculed women, immigrants, the disabled and others.”
Other celebs have taken to Twitter to voice their opinions and fears about Friday’s inauguration.
This just in: Trump Inauguration invitations have been declined by several Bibles that would rather he not touch them.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 18, 2017
Tomorrow’s a new day in America. Praying 4 the best. Preparing 4 the worst. We must always question. We must always demand. We must be ready
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 19, 2017
Enjoy this, the last full day of freedom, competence and grace.
— Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) January 19, 2017
Please stop saying, “And so it begins.” It already began and it fucking sucks.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) January 19, 2017
Before a four year shit show. https://t.co/Cw7CtLx9Jt
— (((Joshua Malina))) (@JoshMalina) January 19, 2017
“The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik offered a more cryptic message that hints at her thoughts on how Trump’s presidency might affect constitutional rights.
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) January 17, 2017
Some have been feeling the love in recent days for outgoing president Barack Obama, who has one day left in the White House.
I love u @POTUS In good times & bad the buck stopped w you. Thank u for being a true leader & for 8 yrs of astounding, immeasurable progress
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 11, 2017
Jewish rapper Drake wins the prize for best Obama tribute: a visual mash-up of his face and the president’s face on Instagram.