Loads of celebrities have reacted to president Donald Trump’s latest feedback towards these within the Nationwide Soccer League who’ve been taking a knee throughout the Nationwide Anthem as an act of protest. One such superstar is author and actress Lena Dunham, who continued her streak of talking out towards the president on Twitter with some extremely harsh phrases of her personal.
In response to a thread from comic Travon Free on Twitter, Dunham lashed out at Trump and drew a comparability between him and Dylann Roof, the mass assassin who focused and killed 9 African Individuals throughout a Church service in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2015 due to their race. That tweet has since been deleted.
“Not solely is he a racist however he’s a racist with untreated psychological sickness. So underneath diff circumstances he’s Dylann Roof,” the tweet learn.
Dunham adopted up her accusatory tweet with a thread condemning the president and praising these within the NFL, which she could have confused with the NBA, who protest race relations within the U.S.
“Do folks get how a lot bravery it takes to face as much as the pres, whether or not you’re wealthy or not? These gamers are black Individuals. Together with the president’s ire they get each violent racist who helps him. They’re deluged with threats. Haven’t any defend their households,” she writes. “I’m not an NBA participant, I’m just a few random white lady on cable reruns, and for the reason that election the violence in my feed has been terrifying. Think about their nationwide stage, the abuse they know they’ll get for doing the fitting factor and the truth that they do it anyway? True applause.”
It’s price noting, as many followers did to Dunham on Twitter, that these taking a knee, an act first made standard by Colin Kaepernick, will not be essentially about Trump, however total race relations within the U.S. notably with police.