Huckabee to Hollywood: Lay Off Trump or Risk Going Broke

Huckabee to Hollywood: Lay Off Trump or Risk Going Broke
By Bill Hoffmann | Friday, 30 Dec 2016 01:07 PM


Mike Huckabee has issued a dire warning to Hollywood and the music industry: Stop lashing out at President-elect Donald Trump or face big financial consequences courtesy of fed-up Americans.

“If snarky late night comics and pompous music stars keep alienating their audiences with angry, leftist political diatribes, they might eventually find themselves performing on street corners for spare change, next to some smelly guy who’s been out there holding a sign reading ‘The World Is Coming To An End’ since 1981,” the former Arkansas governor said on his Facebook page late Thursday.

“From listening to the media, you’d think every American is furious that Hillary Clinton didn’t get elected, despite the fact that at last count, she’s lost to Trump three times (on Election Day, in the misbegotten recounts and in the attempt to intimidate the Electoral College).”

Huckabee, who ran for the GOP presidential nomination earlier this year before dropping out and backing Trump, said the billionaire real-estate developer’s approval rating in the latest Rasmussen and Reuters/IPSOS polls has topped 50 percent.

“Consumer confidence has skyrocketed to its highest level since 2001. Manufacturing jobs are returning, stock markets are setting all-time records, and he hasn’t even been inaugurated yet,” Huckabee said.

“If Hollywood and the music industry are determined to keep up their 24/7 whining and insulting of both the President and that vast, red expanse of America that voted for him, they may find their audiences whittled down so much that they become completely irrelevant.”

He added that those who don’t believe Republicans are “sick of supporting entertainers who insult them” should look at the box-office tally of the recent R-rated political thriller starring Jessica Chastain and John Lithgow.

“The new movie ‘Miss Sloane,’ about a brave liberal lobbyist battling the evil NRA, got raves from critics and a Golden Globe nomination. It opened on 1,648 screens, and in its opening weekend, made less than $1.85 million,” Huckabee said.

“That averages to $1,133 per theater, or fewer than nine people per showing; bad enough to earn the #75 spot on the list of all-time worst opening weekends per theater. If the producers didn’t hate guns so much, they’d probably be moaning, “Just shoot me!”

Notables who’ve come out against Trump include: Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Stephen King, Cher, George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence, Johnny Depp, Richard Gere, Bette Midler, Miley Cyrus, Louis C.K.. Ben Stiller, J.K. Rowling and Chelsea Handler.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly earlier this year, Lawrence, the highly-paid star of “Passengers” and The Hunger Games” movies, said if Trump was elected, “that will be the end of the world.”

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7 thoughts on “Huckabee to Hollywood: Lay Off Trump or Risk Going Broke

  1. Mike Huckabee is the last person to be talking about anything! While Governor he Commuted a Sentence of 108 years for VIOLENT Maurice Clemmons, who was set free to RAPE and KILL AGAIN.
    He came to WA State and on November 29, 2009 he KILLED FOUR POLICE OFFICERS in Cold Blood.

  2. That ‘red expanse’ Mr Huckabee references is filled with corn and soybean fiends. HRC won the popular vote. The economy and the markets didn’t turn on the ‘dime’ of Trump’s election. They are the result of the momentum of the Obama administration,despite the obstruction of the GOP. If history repeats itself, the GOP will wreck the economy and blame the Democrats. Then the Democrats wii have to clean up the mess despite GOP regressive policies.

  3. Huckabee knows nothing, he has proven that every time he gets on a stage. He may as well pack his bag and move in with Trump, it’s the only place he will be welcomed as “someone”. When I hear crap like that from people such as Huckabee, I find that I seek out those they target, and those are the people I will support. I certainly hope it doesn’t compel us to fight over the freedom of speech that Trump so wants to control, but never will.

  4. Good grief, it’s a freaking FREE COUNTRY and I think the first amendment is still in the Bill of Rights.

    Can’t wait to see what the final popular vote is. Hope there is enough space on the page for all those digits.

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