George Takei, who is famously known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in Star Trek, is attacking Trump supporters on Twitter. The liberal actor claims that Trump voters are destroying America, referring to it as a “tragedy of enormous scope.”
“The thing about Trump voters is that they do not even realize they are enabling the desolation of our Republic,” Takei tweeted on Sunday, “They somehow think they are preserving America, but in fact they are helping destroy it. And that is a tragedy of enormous scope.”
The thing about Trump voters is that they do not even realize they are enabling the desolation of our Republic. They somehow think they are preserving America, but in fact they are helping destroy it. And that is a tragedy of enormous scope.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 30, 2019
I find that funny considering Trump has done more than former presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton!
This is not the first time that the 82-year-old has used social media to attack Trump and his administration. One of his favorite policies to lash out about is border enforcement.
In August, the actor told The Huffington Post that the “level of cruelty and evil” carried out by the Trump administration has fallen to a “grotesque low” because of separations of adults from children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Takei once compared the enforcement of border security to “slavery,” describing it as “barbaric.”
This nation has a long and tragic history of separating children from their parents, ever since the days of slavery. We must end this practice. It is barbaric.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 24, 2019
For one, they are not slaves. For two, those people came across the border illegally. The key word in that sentence being “ILLEGALLY.” They do not get five star treatment for being criminals.
Takei came under fire in 2017 for an interview with Howard Stern in which the actor joked about sexually assaulting men.
“Many have raised concern over a back-and-forth between Howard Stern and myself, where we joked about me touching men during my ‘Star Trek’ days 50 years ago.” Takei posted on Facebook, “Out of context, I agree that the joke was distasteful, and I’m very sorry he and I made fun out of a serious matter.”
Takei was accused last year of sexual misconduct by a man who claimed that the actor groped him decades ago. While some reports said that the accuser walked back his story, the alleged victim has stated that he stands by his allegations.
Sounds like he is battling his own demons and shouldn’t be so focused on people who vote for the president.