- - Thursday, January 5, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Hollywood has had a lot to say in the last year about President-elect Donald Trump. Very little of it has been nice. Whoopi Goldberg promised to flee America if Mr. Trump was elected. She’s still here, along with other high school dropouts Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen and Cher, all of whom share Ms. Goldberg’s disdain for our soon-to-be president.

Of course they are not alone in their criticisms of Mr. Trump’s intelligence. Chaminade High School graduate Martin Sheen called Mr. Trump “an empty-headed moron.” Hollywood High School grad Mike Farrell opined: “What is evident is that Donald Trump lacks more than the qualifications to be president.”

Other oft-quoted Trump-hater celebrities whose degree-earning ended in or before the 12th grade include Sally Field, Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Roseanne Barr, Rosie Perez, Neil Patrick Harris, Loretta Swit, and The Answer Man himself, Sean Penn.

Actor Bryan Cranston also promised to leave the U.S. for Canada if Mr. Trump won. It hasn’t happened yet. Perhaps his junior college degree in police science wasn’t opening any doors for him there.

To my knowledge none of Mr. Trump’s detractors has questioned his ability to get things done. I imagine that’s one of their biggest fears about his presidency. Yet when it came to finishing their own education the following Hollywood elites threw in the towel after only several semesters in college: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Ben Stiller, Jane Fonda, Jack Black, Michael Moore, Richard Gere and Bette Midler.

Very few Trump bashers in Hollywood managed to earn college degrees in disciplines other than theater and fine arts. Business, economics, political science, history, mathematics, science and other core majors are virtually unseen in celebrities’ biographies.

So why do these undereducated elitists think the world should pay attention to them?

MICHAEL POWER

Versailles, Ky.

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