Ben Stiller, Alec Baldwin among Hollywood stars to slam ‘dictator’ Trump for suggesting election be postponed

The president had recently touted a shifting of the elections to a later date over concerns about voting via mail


                            Ben Stiller, Alec Baldwin among Hollywood stars to slam ‘dictator’ Trump for suggesting election be postponed
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Several Hollywood stars and celebrities have not taken too well to Donald Trump's suggestion that the presidential election in November should be delayed because of concerns over voting by mail and branded him a "dictator."

The president sparked outrage from political opponents, as well as allies, and the vast majority of the country when he tweeted on Thursday, July 30, asking whether the elections should be pushed back because of the uncertainty brought about by Covid-19.

"With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE and FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???" he wrote.



 

Hollywood stars were particularly vocal when it came to slamming Trump for the tweet, with the likes of Alyssa Milano, Ben Stiller, Michael Moore, and many, many more offering their thoughts about the president's suggestion.

Moore claimed that he had predicted Trump would make such an assertion a long time ago and called for people to protest. "Well, here we go," he wrote. "As I and others have warned for over 3 years, Trump will not leave. He will find a way to 'postpone' the election. The pandemic has given him what he sees as the perfect opportunity. He already lost once in 2016. He’s not going to let that happen again. RISE UP NOW!"



 

Stiller, known for the 'Night at the Museum' trilogy, replied to Trump and asked him to instead focus on battling systemic racism and the coronavirus pandemic. "Or, let’s actually do all we can to end this pandemic and pass legislation to eradicate systemic racism and help those people who are struggling economically due to this virus?" he commented.



 

Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette said Trump was a "p****" who was trying to "destroy" the democracy. "Trump is a p***y and they are so afraid that he will los[e] they are trying to destroy our democracy and our freedom to vote in our election," she tweeted.



 

Alec Baldwin, a vocal critic of Trump who has repeatedly criticized the president during his time in office, said his suggestion to postpone the election was a desperate ruse because he knows he's going to lose come November.

"I want to postpone my cat scan till my cancer is gone," he wrote. "I want that bullet coming toward me to slow down until I can get out of the way.. I want the poison I drank to halt until I can guzzle the antidote. I...I...I...want to postpone the election."



 

Bette Midler, another prominent critic of Trump, claimed his tweet was meant to "distract" Americans from paying attention to the new files released in the Jeffrey Epstein case.

"I guess no one in the White House 1) knows this, or 2) wants to risk their job or life to tell #Trump or 3) he's floating this to distract from the documents re Epstein that are unsealed today. Or all three. Tune in," she posted.



 

Alyssa Milano tweeted, "Dictators do this. Pay attention, America," while Brian Koppelman said it was "the single scariest thing a president has said in my lifetime." 



 

Chelsea Handler, comedian Patton Oswalt, and 'The Wire' creators David Simon and Don Cheadle waded into the debate as well.

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