Campaign calls out mogul, media for controversial statements
Rosie O’Donnell, perhaps Donald Trump’s most well-known enemy, has signed onto the #StopHateDumpTrump campaign in response to Trump’s multiple controversial statements.
O’Donnell, who famously got into a public spat with Trump in 2006 over his decision not to fire Miss USA Tara Conner due to her past behavior, is one of the newest additions to the anti-Trump campaign.
“I joined Eve Ensler, Harry Belafonte, Michael Moore, Jane Fonda n thousands - 2 say
enough #StopHateDumpTrump Join US http://StopHateDumpTrump.com” wrote O’Donnell on Twitter Jan. 20.
Made up of celebrities, actors, academics, artists and others, including Michael Moore, Kerry Washington, Noam Chomsky, and members of the general public, the campaign seeks to call attention to Trump for his “for his hate speech, misogyny, Islamophobia and racism.”
“We are offering Americans a chance to be heard and engage in action, as Trump’s campaign gains momentum even as he increases his hateful and divisive rhetoric,” wrote Eve Ensler, activist and playwright, on the #StopHateDumpTrump website.
The campaign also criticizes the media for its treatment of the Republican frontrunner.
“We also intend to put the media and political institutions on notice that they are accountable for normalizing Trump’s extremism by treating it as entertainment, by giving it inordinate and unequal air time and by refusing to investigate, interrogate or condemn it appropriately,” Ensler wrote.
During the Aug. 6 GOP debate, in response to a question from Fox News host Meghan Kelly about his past statements, particularly the personal attacks on women who have criticized him, Trump said, “I’ve been challenged by so many people and I don’t, frankly, have time for total political correctness. And, to be honest with you, this country doesn’t have time either. This country is in big trouble . . . What I say, often times, it’s fun, it’s kidding. We have a good time. What I say is what I say.”
Those who want to support the anti-trump campaign can visit StopHateDumpTrump.com.