Donald Trump places a great deal of emphasis on fame and fortune. Yet ironically enough, many of his fellow celebrities have had less than kind words for the president. Here are seventeen in particular who took a stand against the Donald.
17. Chelsea Handler
Late-night comedian Chelsea Handler had some choice words for the president following his complaints that his daughter Ivanka was being “mistreated” by Nordstrom after the company decided to cease carrying her clothing brand. Handler to twitter to sarcastically compare Nordstrom's rejection of the first daughter to the president's shutting out of Muslim immigrants.
Since the Nordstrom debacle, Handler's criticisms of the Trumps have not died—she's stated Ivanka should be ashamed for refusing to comment on allegations of sexual misconduct towards her father, and was quick to point out how little Trump understands climate change.
16. Alyssa Milano
Actress Alyssa Milano has never been a big fan of the president. But upon his meeting with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II , her distaste seemed to grow. Sharing a video of the president ignoring and blocking the elderly monarch's way on twitter, Milano called the president “disgusting”.
“She's ninety-two years old,” Milano stated, referencing Trump's blatant disregard and disrespect for the queen. “You're incapable of acting like a human being. You're incapable of being a leader.”
15. Dave Grohl
Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is not without his criticisms of the president. In an interview with GQ UK, the rocker put it very simply: “Trump just seems like a massive jerk.” He added some more meat to his criticisms: “Today, the American Dream is broken. I’ve probably travelled internationally more than our current president and the one thing I understand that he doesn’t is that the world isn’t as big as you think it is. It is all in your neighbourhood. India, Asia, Iceland aren’t other solar systems. I am ashamed of our president. I feel apologetic for it when I travel.”
Grohl's criticisms of the president are very fitting: upon the 2016 election, an image of his late bandmate Kurt Cobain was circulated in which a 1993 quote predicting and endorsing a Trump presidency was attributed to the late rock legend. A quick google search disproves the existence of such a quote, and highlights how unlikely it would be for Cobain to be a Trump fan in the first place.
In the linear notes for Nirvana's final album, he urged racists and homophobes like Trump to stay away from his music: “If you’re a sexist, racist, homophobe or basically an a–hole, don’t buy this CD. I don’t care if you like me, I hate you.” Were the grunge star alive today, it's guaranteed he'd be one of the loudest of the president's critics.