Are people in Hollywood pleased Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out at President Trump’s request? Yes and no, judging from reactions from comedian Kathy Griffin, actor and filmmaker Kumail Nanjiani and more on Twitter on Wednesday.
Sessions submitted his resignation to Trump via White House chief of staff John Kelly on Wednesday: “Dear Mr. President. At your request, I am submitting my resignation,” the letter, which has been reported by the Associated Press and the New York Times, read.
Trump addressed Sessions’ resignation on social media, announcing his replacement and thanking him for his service: “We are pleased to announce that Matthew G. Whitaker, Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the Department of Justice, will become our new Acting Attorney General of the United States. He will serve our Country well…”
Hollywood figures have hit social media to weigh in on the former Alabama Senator leaving the administration, with varying degrees of shock, disapproval and joy.
“Frozen” star Josh Gad appeared to simply marvel at the news:
Kumail Nanjiani quickly wished Sessions farewell. “Goobye Sessions. Couldn’t have happened to a worse guy,” he wrote.
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” chimed in on the resignation, playing on the fact that several members of Trump administration have resigned since his inauguration.
TV writer and producer Danny Zuker offered his perspective on the situation, tweeting, “BREAKING: Coward fires racist on Twitter.”
Meanwhile, right-wing filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza had a different take:
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