- The Washington Times - Monday, July 15, 2019

Hollywood activist Seth MacFarlane says Democrats are routinely set up to look foolish or radical by President Trump, yet they can’t seem to help themselves.

The man behind “Family Guy” and “The Orville” television series told his ideological allies this weekend to stop falling into Mr. Trump’s political traps, using the president’s weekend tweets about Democrats as an example.

“We have seen all this before,” Mr. MacFarlane said in response to Twitter’s trending feeds about Mr. Trump and outrage by celebrities and pundits. “He’s using the oldest trick in the book. He sees unrest among Democrats, so he’s stirring the pot and throwing gas on the fire below. It’s purely in the interest of igniting chaos. All too often, we fall for it. Let’s see the bully for what he is.”

The celebrity’s comments came in the wake of Mr. Trump’s rhetorical battle with House Democrats on immigration reform and other issues.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” Mr. Trump began a series of tweets Sunday. “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how.”

Mr. Trump has focused on Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar in particular.

“When she talked about the World Trade Center being knocked down — ‘some people [were responsible].’ You remember the famous ‘some people,’” he told reporters Monday. “These are people that, in my opinion, hate our country.”

Ms. Omar responded to Mr. Trump’s tweets over the weekend by accusing him of “stoking white nationalism [because] you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.”

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