John Cusack says the only supporters Trump's left with are racists after the Army 'abandoned his fascism'
John Cusack lashed out at President Donald Trump in a typo-laced rant on Friday, declaring that he is “playing for an exit strategy" after the military has apparently "abandoned his fascism" and thereby left him with support from only racists across the country.
“Trump is playing for an exit strategy – that keeps him from jail- military [sic] has abandoned his fascism – all he’s got left is rascists [sic]- He wants something to leverage – to stay out of jail,” the High Fidelity and 2012 star wrote to his 1.6 million followers on Twitter. The left-wing firebrand also shared a picture of a placard in front of a Trump building that read, "F*** Trump."
Cusack's comments came just days after the president was attacked by former Secretary of Defense James Mattis in an op-ed for The Atlantic last week. In his article, Mattis lambasted the president for using the military to control a riot situation in Washington D.C. and warned readers to “reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.” Mattis also compared Trump to a Nazi, as reported by Breitbart, saying Trump's policies closely resembled "[t]he Nazi slogan for destroying us."
The actor's theory that Trump only has the support of racists is barely a new attack line among left-wing activists.
The same concept was floated by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) after Trump announced his upcoming rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She likened the event to a “welcome home party” for white supremacists as the event was originally slated to take place on Juneteenth, the day commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Tulsa's history as the site of one of the worst incidents of racial violence in the nation's history -- the 1921 massacre -- also sparked a major backlash.
"This isn't just a wink to white supremacists—he's throwing them a welcome home party," she tweeted on Thursday, June 11. In wake of the controversy, the president has since moved the rally to the following day.
That said, the 'Say Anything' star has been very active in the ongoing protests that have risen across various parts of the country over the past fortnight. Recently, he expressed hope that the protests -- some of which have turned violent and resulted in looting, assault, vandalism, as well as death -- continue until “trump flys [sic] away in a fucking helicopter.”
"I hope this keeps up till trump flys away in a fucking helicopter- it’s time -people should NOT swallow another moment of fascism. Fight till he’s gone," he tweeted on May 30.
The same day, Cusack posted a video of himself being threatened and chased away by the police. The video was very shaky and constantly moving while a man was screaming, "Get out of here. Get the f*** out of here. Let's go," in the background. Cusack paired the video up with the caption revealing it was none other than cops who were chasing him with batons. "Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. Hitting my bike. Ahhm here’s the audio", he wrote. “Would be very surprised if this is a one or two-day event,” Cusack later added. “This may well be the beginning of end of Trump loathsome era [sic]. Thank god, feels like many streams of outrage coming to a head, a wave peaking.”