Celebrities torch 'heartless s**twad' Donald Trump over border tear-gassing of kids


Celebrities piled on President Donald Trump after hundreds of migrants, including children, were tear-gassed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents at the San Ysidro border crossing.

Agents used the weapon on a group attempting to break through a fence. The fumes were carried by the wind to other migrants, some of whom were hundreds of feet away, who were not trying to enter the U.S.

Meanwhile, Trump's claim that federal agents had used “a very minor form” of tear gas on the migrants was knocked down by Kevin McAleenan, whom the president appointed as commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 2017.

Agreeing with the assertion of CNN’s Chris Cuomo that there is only one kind of tear gas, he said: “It’s standard law enforcement issue.”

So, there is no “very minor form”. It’s all the same.

Bajan pop star Rihanna used Instagram to describe the incident as “terrorism.”

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Songwriter Diane Warren dubbed Trump a “heartless shitwad” on Twitter.

Actress and activist Alyssa Milano unleashed an expletive-filled tweet in Trump’s direction.

“Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill ridiculed Trump’s later baseless claim that the tear gas was “a very minor form of the tear gas itself.”

When Harry Met Sally” director Rob Reiner said “we must never get used to the horror that is this President.”

Comedian Kathy Griffin, meanwhile, claimed Trump “should be sent to prison.”

TV personality Rosie O’Donnell, with whom Trump has been engaged in a decade-long feud, called the incident “pure horror.”

“Star Trek” legend George Takei claimed Trump was “banking on racism to get his way.”

Singer Nancy Sinatra said America has to get its values back.

Javier Muñoz, the star of the Broadway musical “Hamilton,” reacted in this way.

And actor John Cusack said the U.S. was “neck deep in stupidity horror.”

Geraldo Rivera of Fox News said he’s “ashamed” by how asylum-seekers are being depicted as well as the how they’re being greeted with tear gas at the border.

“I am ashamed,” Rivera said on “The Five” on Monday. “The tear gas choked me. We treat these people, these economic refugees, as if they’re zombies from ‘The Walking Dead’.”

His voice rising and filled with emotion, he said the migrants were economic refugees, not invaders, and urged people to stop using “military analogies” when talking about them.

“These are desperate people. They walked 2,000 miles. Why? Because they want to rape your daughter or steal your lunch? No! Because they want a job. They want to fill the millions of unfilled jobs we have in the agricultural sector. They want to wash dishes in the restaurants. They want to deliver the pizzas. For goodness sake, we suspend our humanity when it comes to this issue, and I fear that it is because they look different than the mainstream.”

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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