Donald Trump held his first Oval Office address on Tuesday night where he spoke to the nation directly about what’s happening at the southern border. However, some of his biggest critics in the entertainment industry were quick to take to social media to share their critics of the president’s address.
After some debate about whether or not major networks would interrupt their programming to broadcast President Trump’s speech, he was given time to talk about the conflict between his administration and Democrats over funding for border security.
"This is a humanitarian crisis – a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul. Last month, 20,000 migrant children were illegally brought into the United States – a dramatic increase. These children are used as human pawns by vicious coyotes and ruthless gangs. One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims by far of our broken system," Trump said in his address.
It didn’t take long for some of Hollywood’s most outspoken Trump critics took to social media to share their thoughts on the address, with many decrying the president’s words as lies and inflated statistics. Others simply seized the opportunity to roast him.
Kathy Griffin was among the first to make a statement on Twitter posting a leaked transcript of a conversation between Donald Trump and Enrique Pena Nieto about Mexico paying for the wall.
“As Trump spouts off with his BS...a reminder of when he had this conversation about the wall with the then President of Mexico. We know what was said thanks to leaked transcripts published in the Washington Post,” she wrote.
"Trump, live now, railing against immigrants while sitting beside the photo of his immigrant mother. Shame," Michael Moore critiqued.
"I’m not watching how’s the stunted reading and nose breathing," Sarah Silverman wrote.
"The President seems terrified," wrote Mia Farrow.
"Straight lies from the Oval are nothing new. What is new is that @realdonaldtrump is losing base support, and fast, as his failures pile up. @speakerpelosi and @senschumer spoke truth to faux power as they pulled at the threads of an unraveling administration," Alyssa Milano noted on her account.
"Is this buck-passing, malevolent, empty fat suit really trying to paint himself as empathetic?" Jeffrey Wright asked.
"trump HAD 2 YRS 2 LIE WOLF, ALL BRANCHES Of GOV,& TOTAL CORRUPT POWER WHERE WAS HIS CRISIS THEN. WHAT HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IS HE SPEAKING OF,THE ONE WHERE HE RIPPED BABIES FROM MOMS ARMS,&THEM,OR WHERE HIS ADMINISTRATION KILLED 2 7YRS OLDHE HAS NO #ShutdownStories," an impassioned Cher wrote.
"There. Is. No. Crisis," wrote George Takei.
"Don't watch it," wrote comedian Kumail Nanjiani.
"I believe trump is shutting down government to slow down or stop investigation and indictments and eventual prosecution," John Leguizamo theorized.
"#munchausensbyproxy We’re living it every day. It might be called something else; a person holds an entire nation hostage so that they will pay attention to him. What is that called?? Anyone??" Bette Midler asked.
"Trump was grooming hard tonight. Hitler-Ian rhetoric. Wake up. Fight back or sit down Democrats," said Rose McGowan.
"This entire Trump speech has the cadence of a Wheel Of Fortune contestant solving the puzzle," wrote "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane.