Bette Midler, Rob Reiner & More Celebs Tweet About Veterans’ Day, Slam Trump For Disrespecting Military Troops
Sarah Silverman, Rob Reiner and dozens of other celebrities took to Twitter over the weekend to celebrate Veterans’ Day, and also used the opportunity to lambaste President Donald Trump for skipping a visit to a World War I memorial in Paris to honor fallen soldiers at an American cemetery.
Trump drew widespread criticism for missing the Armistice Day ceremony because of rain, his latest act of disrespect toward the military.
“On the day we honor our veterans American patriots are sickened by a President who narcissistically turns his back on the fallen and warmly embraces an Autocrat who attacks Democracy. Our long national nightmare continues,” filmmaker Reiner tweeted.
On the day we honor our veterans American patriots are sickened by a President who narcissistically turns his back on the fallen and warmly embraces an Autocrat who attacks Democracy. Our long national nightmare continues.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 11, 2018
Actress Bette Midler fired back at Trump’s comments about never being able to “forgive” his predecessor Barack Obama for not caring about the troops by not funding them enough by showing a graph comparing U.S. military spending to that of other major countries.
“What a f—ing a—hole,” Midler wrote.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) November 11, 2018
Silverman called Trump a “f—ing p—y” and “too entitled to serve our country when called.” She also shared a video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaking at the World War I ceremony in Paris.
Trump you fucking pussy. Too entitled to serve our country when called, too afraid of your stupid hair getting wet to honor those braver than you. You FUCK. (Don’t @ me w/ he couldn’t fly- it was a 90 minute drive). https://t.co/lJsxwvIrvI
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) November 10, 2018
Samuel L. Jackson also mocked the president for avoiding serving in the military in his younger years and said Trump likely stuffed himself with a popular French dish while he was in Paris.
“Prolly OD’d on Pommes Frites at the Embassy, rain makes your bone spurs act up!!” Jackson tweeted.
Has That Muthafukka tweeted about God or Mother Nature making him disrespect Our WWI Brave Military Dead, yet??!! Prolly OD’d on Pommes Frites at the Embassy, rain makes your bone spurs act up!!
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) November 11, 2018
Comedian Patton Oswalt mocked Trump’s inability to face inclement weather, open and umbrella and treat women with respect. Oswalt contrasted the president with Obama.
Remember when we had a president who:
Wasn’t afraid of the rain?
Knew how to treat ladies?
Knew how to CLOSE AN UMBRELLA? https://t.co/PoNfEv5zLY
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) November 11, 2018
Other celebs who attacked Trump included actors Sophia Bush, Don Cheadle and Ron Perlman and comedian Chelsea Handler, who shared an Instagram photo describing the outrage people feel when NFL players kneel for the national anthem and comparing this to reactions to disrespecting veterans.
And us tax payers spent $$ to fly him on Air Force One, and cover expenses related to his travel & his security + Secret Service. For him to eat room service and protect his precious hair from the rain while he refuses to honor our veterans. He is a ghastly, evil, sad little man. https://t.co/QWN1kfjN6x
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 10, 2018
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) November 11, 2018
The display of our current so-called President on the sacred anniversary of an armistice that gave way to the very 1st commemoration of our Veterans is pathetic, cowardly, embarrassing and disgraceful. No self respecting American should find this tolerable.
— Ron Perlman (@perlmutations) November 11, 2018
it’ll stick. until the next 🤡🍌💩 thing d❄️nald ☂️rump does. nature of the a.d.d. media beast … https://t.co/uY1PHTdK39
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 11, 2018
Trump’s longtime foe Rosie O’Donnell also chimed in, calling him a “disgrace” and a “cowardly liar.”
— ROSIE (@Rosie) November 11, 2018