- The Washington Times - Friday, August 9, 2019

President Trump said Friday that an upcoming movie about hunting Trump supporters for sport is meant “to inflame and cause chaos,” and he criticized Hollywood as racist.

“They create their own violence, and then try to blame others,” the president tweeted about Hollywood. “They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”

NBC Universal still plans to release the controversial movie “The Hunt” as scheduled next month, despite an outcry over its depiction of elites hunting “deplorables” for sport.”The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos,” the president said on Twitter.

Earlier at the White House, Mr. Trump told reporters, “Hollywood is racist, what they’re doing, with the kind of movies they’re putting out. It’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country.”

A trailer circulating this week shows “deplorables” — Hillary Clinton’s term for some Trump supporters in 2016 — being hunted by wealthy patrons using bows and arrows, and other weapons, at a sort of game preserve.

“Hollywood, I don’t call them the elites — I think the elites are the people they go after, in many cases,” the president said. “But Hollywood is really terrible. You talk about racist.”

The president also said he is going to get “tough” on the social media platform Twitter, as several Republican campaigns boycotted the social media platform this week for showing bias toward conservatives.

“They’re treating conservatives very unfairly,” Mr. Trump said. “We’re going to be very tough with them. We have now, in a little while, all the heads of the biggest companies coming in, and we’re going to talk to them. They treat conservatives, Republicans, totally different than they treat others, and they can’t do that.”

The White House was holding a meeting Friday with representatives from big-tech companies to focus on violence online. The meeting to be led by senior administration officials is part of the president’s effort to address gun violence.

Twitter suspended the campaign account of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week temporarily after it showed video of protesters at his home threatening violence.

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