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Bette Midler, John Cusack, Barbra Sreisand, Hollywood assail ‘GOP death cult,’ call Trump, ‘NRA blood whore’

Washington Examiner
John Cusack, Hollywood assail ‘GOP death cult,’ call Trump, ‘NRA blood whore’
by Paul Bedard | Feb 19, 2018, 9:31 AM

Hollywood is elbowing its way to the front of the anti-gun protest on Washington Republicans and President Trump in the wake of the Florida school shootings, using social media to demand gun control and the defeat of NRA-supported politicians.

Actor John Cusack has emerged as a leader, using Twitter to vent against the GOP.

“I hope every one rembers right now – only issues that matter are defeating GOP death cult at ballots – & removing a treasonous – criminaly deranged serial sexual assaulting Nazi pimp nra blood whore from office before he can do more damage – everything else is just noise,” he tweeted Sunday.

In a Sunday Twitter storm, peppered with profanities and misspellings, he even compared Trump to Jim Jones, the cult leader who led a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana in 1978.

“GOP is a death cult – trump their Jim jones,” he tweeted.

Since the shooting allegedly by a mentally unstable teen armed with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle that left 17 dead, entertainers have lined up to condemn those opposed to gun bans. On social media Cusack has been joined by Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler, Ellen DeGeneres, Jimmy Kimmel, Rosie O’Donnell, and others.

In their attacks, very little has been made of the alleged shooter’s mental issues or that he was a well known threat to school officials, local police and the FBI.

Instead, Hollywood has focused on the NRA and GOP.

O’Donnell, for example, tweeted an image of an NRA donation check splattered with blood.

Streisand tweeted for an ban on “assault weapons,” like former President Bill Clinton imposed. “Every one of these mass shootings involves an assault weapon. Is Congress finally going to reinstate the ban? Or does the #NRA own the GOP?” she wrote.

Midler dismissed the concerns about mental health. “GET REAL! It’s not the mentally ill! It’s the GUNS! BAN ASSAULT RIFLES AND BAR SALES TO CONVICTED CRIMINALS! Why is that so hard to get??” she tweeted.

Since the shootings, the NRA hasn’t tweeted on the shootings. Its first comments may come later this week when Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks to the annual CPAC convention.

Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, which hosts the event, tweeted, “The Left has proven that they want to both silence and disarm those they disagree with. Wayne LaPierre of the @NRA will take the fight to them LIVE from the #CPAC2018 stage in just 8 days. #ATimeForAction”

LaPierre famously responded to the 2012 Newtown school shooting by saying, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

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