Tom Arnold says it’s time for “liberal men to stand up for our brothers & sisters” by taking their parents’ firearms and confronting President Trump’s “misfit tools.”
The actor, known in recent years for his anti-Trump conspiracy theories and “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” Viceland documentary, told fans over the weekend that George Floyd protests need higher stakes.
“2nd Amendment is for everyone including black men with long guns but it’s fucking time for us white liberal men to stand up for our brothers & sisters,” he told his 264,000 Twitter followers on Saturday. “Borrow our dad’s hunting rifles & go nose to nose with Trump’s gang of misfit tools. Let’s do it @robreiner
The message came in response to protests in the nation’s capital and images of unidentified federal police on hand.
“The Tide Is Turning. We Are America. No Justice No Peace,” he added later in the day.
Mr. Arnold’s commentary comes against a cultural backdrop in which the nation debates Mr. Floyd’s death during an arrest by former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin and peers J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.
Mr. Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, repeatedly said, “I can’t breathe” prior to his death.
An arrest and charges of second-degree murder and manslaughter for Mr. Chauvin have not quelled protests.
Charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and manslaughter have been filed against the other officers involved in the arrest.