Patricia Arquette calls Trump an 'illegitimate president' after wishing that he came down with coronavirus
Patricia Arquette has once again attacked President Donald J. Trump in a recent series of social media outbursts, calling him an "illegitimate president" while also accusing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) of turning America into a "cheapo Russian colony".
“Reminder — Donald Trump is not the legitimate President of the United States. He never has been. He never will be,” the Oscar-winning actress tweeted Monday, and continued to refer to Trump as the "illegitimate president" on social media.
Also attacking Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the 'Boyhood' star accused him of turning the United States into a "cheapo Russian colony" while responding to a tweet from the House Minority Leader in which he slammed Democrats for their apparent lack of patriotism.
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The Hollywood veteran proposed that insurance companies must stop covering Covid-19 patients who were found not to have worn a mask in public. "I think the government and insurance companies need to say If you get Covid-19 and were found not to wear your mask in public then YOU PAY YOUR MEDICAL BILLS," she tweeted.
Arquette, one of Hollywood's most vocal anti-Trump activists, also said "she would welcome the news that Trump had come down with the coronavirus or resigned from office."
In March, the actress declared that voting for Democrats was the only way we could be saved from "mass extinction" due to climate change. “Donald Trump has done nothing but expedite Climate Change inducing policies with 4 more years that would only get worse. Say no to mass extinction and the destruction of our planet. Vote Democrat,” Arquette said in a series of tweets at the time.
She added that "women's rights" were also hanging in the balance. “Yoo-Hoo. Women’s right to chose is hanging by a thread. DO NOT LET TRUMP WIN. You lose the courts for a generation you will lose many things,” the Boardwalk Empire star's tweeted.
Arquette urged people earlier this year to participate in a one-day economic shutdown designed to hurt Trump by inflicting damage on the U.S. economy. Addressing her Instagram followers, she told them to refrain from making any purchases for an entire day as part of the so-called #resist movement against the Trump administration.
That said, Arquette isn't the only Hollywood celebrity to have pushed for damaging the economy to hurt Trump's chances, despite the devastating ramifications for working-class Americans. Anti-Trump comedian Bill Maher has repeatedly called from a recession on his HBO show hoping that it would hurt Trump's chances in 2020.
“So I’ve been saying for about two years that I hope we have a recession,” Bill Maher said last August. “And people get mad at me, as Sean Hannity thinks I’m actually causing a recession. I’m just saying we can survive a recession. We’ve had 47 of them. We’ve had one every time there’s a Republican president.”
Just days before that, Maher was again wishing for a recession. “That’s my question — I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it because I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy,” Maher said at the time. “So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people but it’s either root for a recession, or you lose your democracy.”