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Celebrities Attack President-Elect Donald Trump over Violence in Aleppo

Celebrities rushed to social media this week to condemn the carnage Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has inflicted on his own people in Aleppo — and some in Hollywood also attacked President-elect Donald Trump over the tragedy.

Leading the charge to tie Trump to Assad’s atrocities in Syria, Spotlight actor Mark Ruffalo tweeted a Huffington Post article: “As He Slaughters Civilians In Aleppo, Bashar Assad Prepares To Make Nice With Donald Trump.”

Actress Laura Benanti bashed Trump for tweeting “while we watch a genocide unfold before our eyes.”

Earlier this week, actor and comedian Michael Ian Black said it was Trump’s “buddies” who were behind the violence in Syria.

Modern Family writer/producer Danny Zuker also bashed Trump.

Pop singer James McVey ignored Obama’s role in the Syrian calamity and instead ripped Trump.

That the ongoing violence in Syria has occurred on President Obama’s watch didn’t deter these Hollywood celebrities in the least.

Breitbart News national security editor Francis Martel noted in an article on Wednesday:

Assad’s human rights atrocities are half a decade old. The situation in Aleppo is in part the product of President Barack Obama’s failure to lead in preventing Assad from making human rights violations a habit.

Meanwhile, other celebrities including Madonna, Jessica Chastain, Ellen DeGeneres and Wesley Snipes tweeted their condolences for those lost in Aleppo and encouraged others to donate to relief efforts.

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson

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