John Cusack hits back at Trump-supporting 'flag-sucking halfwits' on claims he disrespected Cubs’ game troop tribute
After getting amply critiqued by several apparent Trump-supporters, John Cusack is finally setting the record straight by calling them out for trying to come at him.
The 52-year-old-actor was recently labeled unpatriotic by several critics for staying seated during a military salute. He was attending a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field at the time when people around him stood up for the 7th-inning recognition of the US armed forces.
The buzz about the actor staying seated was generated after a photo of him sitting during the salute was tweeted out by a local news outlet. But according to Cusack, he did stand up during the salute; it just took him a little time.
Bullshit -you don’t support troops more than me - I want them to come home - asshole RT @antonzilwicky54: And he wonders why people "pounce" when he won't stand for the people who protect and serve. https://t.co/0jkdAUZY6M— John Cusack (@johncusack) May 23, 2019
“I stood up, just not on [cue] like an obedient pet,” he tweeted in response to the flak coming his way after the photo surfaced online. In reply to one of the hate comments on his tweets, the actor also wrote back saying: "Bulls―t. You don’t support troops more than me. I want them to come home. A―hole.” Cusack then proceeded ot label the far-right critics “flag-sucking halfwits. MAGA deathkkkultfreaks.”
Even though Cusack confirmed that he did rise for the salute, he also stressed on his anti-war ideologies in another follow-up tweet. “Being anti-war — is pro-troops — pro-human.”
The actor - who is a frequent Wrigley attendee and was raised just outside Chicago, and now lives there too - has always been known to be quite vocal about his beliefs and stance. It started ever since he began penning blogs for HuffPost all the way back in 2005. At the time, Cusack wrote in opposition to the Iraq war and Bush administration.