Wilde versus Trump? Actress Olivia Wilde got caught in a one-sided Twitter war after commenting on Donald Trump. The 31-year-old Wilde, best known for her television role as Dr. Remy Hadley on House, confronted Trump and his supporters head on, saying that the GOP candidate openly endorses xenophobia, and that Trump’s immigration views are “really sickening.”
Writes Fox News on Oct. 27: “Don’t expect to see Olivia Wilde in a ‘Vote Trump’ T-shirt. The actress — who holds dual citizenship with Ireland through her father — attended an exclusive screening Friday of Robert De Niro’s short film debut, ‘Ellis,’ which gives a haunting account of the struggles faced by immigrants.”
Wilde, speaking on the current political spectrum at the premiere of the film which deals with American immigration at Ellis Island, told Page Six: “It made me think of the current refugee crisis. America was a beacon of hope for so many…yet some in this country have developed this xenophobia that totally conflicts with what we’re based on. The fact that we can have someone running for president who openly projects that xenophobia, that is really sickening, particularly when you look at a film like this and remember our roots.”
After getting bashed on Twitter, Wilde responded with:
Ok Trump-lovers, I will do as you suggest and go back to where I came from… which happens to be NYC so I’m just gonna chill. Thanks! — @oliviawilde
Wilde is stumping on the same platform that President Barack Obama acknowledged recently. The Commander in Chief said that the republican party is inlaid with anti-immigrant sentiment, and that Trump is openly embracing and stoking those views.
“I think that he is tapped into something that exists in the Republican Party that’s real. I think there is genuine anti-immigrant sentiment in the large portion of at least Republican primary voters,” Obama recently said to 60 Minutes.
Trump has repeatedly said that he wants to have a wall erected that would extend the entire U.S. southern border with Mexico. According to Trump’s website, he will make Mexico pay for the wall, triple the amount of ICE officers guarding our borders, detain and then deport all criminal aliens and enforce harsher penalties on those with expired Visas, among other measures.
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Agree with what Olivia Wilde said about Donald Trump?