James Woods says Trump is 'vain and insensitive' but loves America more than any US president of his lifetime
The president retweeted the actor's assessment and thanked him for the "great compliment"
Actor James Woods revealed on Sunday how he truly feels about President Donald Trump, and it seems the commander-in-chief approves of his assessment. “Let’s face it. Donald Trump is a rough individual. He is vain, insensitive, and raw,” Woods tweeted. “But he loves America more than any President in my lifetime. He is the last firewall between us and this cesspool called Washington. I’ll take him any day over any of these bums.”
“I think that is a great compliment. Thank you, James!” Trump commented while retweeting the Hollywood actor's assessment.
Woods acknowledged that his words were, indeed, meant as a compliment. “Rough men stay the course. Treachery, however, is the most dangerous enemy a leader can face. Even Caesar succumbed to it. Be wary. Stay strong. God bless," he wrote, also adding the #ObamaGate hashtag in the end. Woods is one of the very few entertainment industry figures, along with Jon Voight, to openly voice their support for the president. The 'Hercules' star recently lashed out against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and California Governor Gavin Newsom for their handling of the COVID-19 outbreak in their respective states.
Using the hashtag #KillerCuomo, Woods drew attention to the New York leader's doomed decision to require elder care facilities to accept coronavirus patients, which many believe has resulted in hundreds of COVID-19 deaths among senior citizens, according to Breitbart. Meanwhile, Woods has also repeatedly touched on "ObamaGate," highlighting Democratic presumptive nominee Joe Biden's ties to the scandal. "A Democratic administration using a secret court to investigate the opposing political campaign does not matter to many in Congress or in the media anyway," Woods wrote, quoting Jonathan Turley's op-ed for The Hill. "And why? Because they are all hogs gorging themselves from the same trough. #Trump is alone," he added.
Last month, the 'Once Upon A Time In America' star took a dig at actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano after she urged Americans to stop stockpiling guns amid the coronavirus outbreak. Sharing a video on Twitter, the 47-year-old actress said, “Americans bought over 2 million firearms in March of 2020, over a million more than this time last year. We have to keep each other safe by social distancing and washing our hands and not bringing dangerous firearms into our homes.”
“I know that we are all scared and really stressed out during these uncertain times. But that's exactly why stockpiling weapons could have dire consequences for our personal safety and those around us,” the ‘Who’s the boss?’ star added, while encouraging her fans to practice gun safety during the pandemic. But the message did not go down well with the 72-year-old Woods, who holds an ardent pro-gun stance. “Thank you for the reminder," he replied to Milano. "When the looting starts, always be prepared. Buy more ammo!”
This came after online ammunition store Ammo.com reported that it had noticed an increase of 68 percent in sales since February 23 - when Italy's major outbreak was first reported. Meanwhile, Arcadia Firearm & Safety David Liu told CBSN that many were fearing for their safety should people in their local area catch the bug.