“Opie” dominated social media on Wednesday after Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard slammed President Trump on Twitter, calling him a “morally bankrupt ego maniac.”
Howard, whose profession started as Opie Taylor on the basic tv sitcom “The Andy Griffith Present” and who later turned the director of iconic movies like “Apollo 13,” “A Stunning Thoughts,” and “Frost/Nixon,” was responding to a critic who mentioned it is “solely negativity from Hollywood & Democrats” in terms of President Trump after the Oscar winner had downplayed the successes of the president’s financial system.
“Within the leisure business many who’ve identified/labored w/ Trump suppose that whereas his actuality present was enjoyable and ran a very long time, he’s a self-serving, dishonest, morally bankrupt ego maniac who doesn’t care about something or anybody however his Fame & checking account & is hustling the US,” Howard wrote in a New 12 months’s Day tweet.
Howard went on to defend the leisure business after one other Twitter person accused Hollywood of being “amoral elitists who hate common People.”
“Truthfully not what I’ve seen or felt all through my lifetime from the overwhelming majority of individuals within the leisure enterprise,” Howard responded. “Actually, I gotta say it’s the alternative. Most usually are not from LA or NY to start with. Now Trump is each an elite and a actuality present star.”
The “Comfortable Days” star is not the one entertainer to slam Trump. In a current interview, music icon Linda Ronstadt in contrast the president to Adolf Hitler and mentioned Mexicans “are the brand new Jews.”
The Grammy-winning artist spoke in regards to the “nice parallels” she noticed between the rise of Trump and Nazi Germany and the way each leaders, in response to her, had been “uncontrollable.”
“By the point he received established, he put his personal individuals in place and stacked the courts and did what he needed to do to consolidate his energy,” Ronstadt elaborated. “And, we received Hitler and he destroyed Germany, he destroyed centuries of mental historical past ahead and backward.”
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper replied, “I believe lots of people, although, could be shocked to listen to comparisons between what occurred then and now.”
“For those who learn the historical past, you will not be shocked. It is precisely the identical,” Ronstadt doubled down. “Discover a frequent enemy for everyone to hate. I used to be positive that Trump was going to get elected the day he introduced, and I mentioned it is gonna be like Hitler, and the Mexicans are the brand new Jews. And, positive sufficient, that is what he delivered, you realize.”