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Jim Gaffigan Is Over the RNC and Trump, Calls Him a Fascist on Twitter

2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards - Arrivals SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 08: Jim Gaffigan attends the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 08, 2020 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

Jim Gaffigan is an American comedian known for this clean humor, love of food, and having a generally apolitical public persona. However, he is just another American citizen who is completely over the lies and propaganda of the Trump administration and the party that is propping him up.

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Following the Republican National Convention, where Trump gave a long speech filled with lies and bullshit, Gaffigan broke his political silence by delivering a series of tweets calling out the guy in the White House. It was great.

“Look Trumpers I get it,” he wrote. “As a kid I was a Cubs fan and I know you stick by your team no matter what but he’s a traitor and a con man who doesn’t care about you. Deep down you know it. I’m sure you enjoy pissing people off but you know Trump is a liar and a criminal.”

Of course, there was pushback from Trump supporters saying that a comedian should stick to comedy and the usual attempts to “own the libs,” but Gaffigan did not give a damn about trying to hold back the issues surrounding Trump.

I especially loved him calling out the reality that Trump is part of the coastal elite that these people love to say Trump is attacking. It was a really genuine, angry callout of the myth-making crap that surrounds Trump and what he allegedly stands for.

As writer Roxane Gay wrote in response on Twitter, “Wow. The president made Jim Gaffigan, the chilliest dude, snap completely.”

(via The Daily Beast, image: Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

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