- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 23, 2019

Actor and frequent President Trump critic John Cusack fired back at the “flag-sucking halfwits” on social media after he was accused of staying seated during a military salute at the Cubs game Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.

A widely circulated photo tweeted by CWBChicago late Wednesday appeared to show Mr. Cusack sitting down among a crowd of standing baseball fans.

“Here’s @johncusack, staying firmly seated during tonight’s military salute at Wrigley Field,” CWBChicago wrote.

Mr. Cusack fired back in a series of tweets explaining, in colorful terms, that he did eventually stand up, just not when the photo was taken.

“I stood up- just not on que [sic] - like an Obedient pet,” the “Hot Tub Time Machine” star wrote.

“I didn’t stand up for Boeing military salute - fast enough for some maga f—-,” he added.

Mr. Cusack wrote that his act was a “non-protest” and that he supports bringing U.S. troops home.

“Flag sucking halfwits - maga deathkkkult freaks,” he tweeted. “Being anti war - is pro troops - pro human.”

“Trump. Wraps himself in the us flag - literarily [sic] hugs it. You think he’s a patriot?” he asked his 1.62. million followers.

Mr. Cusack encouraged fans to watch his 2008 comedy film “War, Inc.,” which highlights the pitfalls of privatizing the military, Fox News reported.

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