Hollywood Rips Trump for Joe Arpaio Pardon: ‘America Knowingly Elected a Racist President’

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is joined by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a campaign event at the Roundhouse Gymnasium in Marshalltown, Iowa. Before Trump, there was Arpaio roiling Arizona politics and the nation's immigration debate. Trump hopes to win …
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Several celebrities took to social media late Friday and slammed President Donald Trump for pardoning Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted in July of violating a federal court order not to detain suspected illegal immigrants.

Actor and director Rob Reiner, a very vocal Trump critic, called the president a “truly hateful human being” who will go down in history as a “racist president”:

Elsewhere, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon slammed Trump for his policy barring transgender people from the U.S. armed forces and for pardoning the Arizona sheriff. “@realDonaldTrump is a hateful, cowardly menace,” Willimon wrote to his 141,000 Twitter followers:

Left-wing comedian Sarah Silverman said, “Trump’s pardon of Arpaio was just 1 more in a series of secret handshakes w the white power movement,” while Hollywood mega-producer Judd Apatow used the president’s pardon to urge his followers to register to vote:

Below is a roundup of celebrity reaction to Trump’s pardon:


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