Jim Gaffigan Skewers Donald Trump: "He Is a Fascist Who Has No Belief In Law"

"Trump talks about the Space Program and you can't safely go to a movie. Wake up"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Aug 28, 2020

Like many in our current moment, Jim Gaffigan has had enough of Donald Trump. Like many more, the normally apolitical comedian has shared his frustrations on Twitter, urging followers to realize just how high the stakes are as America hurtles toward election season.

"Look Trumpers I get it," Gaffigan tweeted yesterday (August 27) during the Republican National Convention. "As a kid I was a cubs fan and I know you stick by your team no matter what but he's a traitor and a con man who doesn't care about you. Deep down you know it. I'm sure you enjoy pissing people off but you know Trump is a liar and a criminal." 

Gaffigan proceeded to unload on the Trump administration's nepotism, populist bluster, culture war grievances and, yes, the incessant lying. 

"To those of you who think Im destroying my career wake up. if trump gets elected, the economy will never come back," he continued. "You know he lies. Constantly. Yet you dont care? What because he insults people that make you and me feel dumb?… Remember everything Trump accuses the Democrats of he's guilt of. Dont let the socialist name calling distract you from the fact he is a fascist who has no belief in law."

Naturally, it was only a matter of time before Gaffigan was branded a "Hollywood elite" by some faceless troll.

"Can we stop with this HOLLYWOOD shit," he responded. "I'm not from Hollywood and Hollywood is just a town. Please say coastal elites (which Trump, Jared and Ivana are) Maybe people on the east and west coasts have different values from yours but they dont like liars and con men like trump."

He added, "I don't give a fuck if anyone thinks this is virtue signaling or whatever. We need to wake up. We need to call trump the con man and thief that he is."

Gaffigan is quite familiar with right-leaning loudmouth populists. Earlier this year, it was announced he would play Rob Ford in a new series.

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