Hollywood director and political activist Joss Whedon started using coup-like rhetoric on Monday while national protests against President-elect Donald Trump continued for a fifth day.
“Avengers” director Joss Whedon created a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC called Save The Day for the 2016 presidential election. The $1 million in seed money he supplied for star-studded commercials did not sway voters in a free and fair election Nov. 8. On Monday, however, Mr. Whedon confused social media followers with a cryptic tweet regarding the peaceful transfer of power between President Obama and Mr. Trump.
“This is simple: Trump cannot CANNOT be allowed a term in office. It’s not about 2018. It’s about RIGHT NOW,” Mr. Whedon tweeted.
“Why don’t you just come right out and say what you’re thinking?” asked one reader.
“You don’t think a greater danger is ignoring the rules of our own system, discounting those who voted for him, and changing results?” asked another.
“I like [you] Joss, but this is an expressly undemocratic position,” added Allen Harris.
National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch saw the powerful Hollywood activist’s tweet and was quick to remind him of the electoral process.
“That’s what voting accomplishes. You don’t get a re-do just because your side doesn’t show up,” Mrs. Loesch said.
Mr. Whedon’s rhetoric comes as major U.S. cities are working overtime to handle protests by left-wing activists. Over 70 individuals were arrested over the weekend in Portland, Oregon, due to property damage and violence, while other protests occurred in New York City, Oakland and San Francisco.