James Woods Returns from Twitter Exile, Immediately Trolls Clintons and Mitt Romney

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2016 file photo, actor James Woods attends the premiere of the film "Bleed for This" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Woods’ agent has dropped the actor as a client, citing patriotism. On Thursday, July 5, 2018, Woods shared on Twitter an email from his agent, …
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Actor James Woods returned from Twitter exile late Thursday, tweeting for the first time since his highly public feud with the social media giant last year.

The Oscar-nominated actor wasted little time by firing off 20 tweets in his first few hours back online, including salvos aimed at Bill and Hillary Clinton, as well as Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). He also trolled Democratic party leaders for their bungled handling of the Iowa caucuses earlier this week.

James Woods received a hero’s welcome on Friday from his more than 2 million followers, including a message from President Donald Trump.

The actor later thank the President, saying “You (and America) are winning so much right now, I just couldn’t miss out on all the fun! Please keep making our beloved nation the greatest in history.”

Woods has so far offered no explanation for his decision to return to Twitter after an absence of nearly 10 months. In one of his first tweets since returning, the star joked that he had been “on vacation awhile.”

Twitter locked Woods’ account, @RealJamesWoods, in April 2019, claiming that the actor had violated the platform’s terms of service with a tweet in which he used the hashtag #HangThemAll. Woods used the hashtag in an apparent reference to Democratic attempts to remove President Trump from office.

The social media giant said that Woods’ tweet violated its rules against abusive behavior and targeted harassment.

It remains unclear when Twitter unlocked Woods’s account. The company didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

Woods appears to have retained his more than 2 million followers. The actor amassed his large Twitter following through a combination of star power, scathing political commentary, and humor aimed at liberal politicians.

On Friday, Woods trolled House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for her decision to tear up a copy of President Trump’s state of the union speech on live television. He also ribbed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), following allegations that her presidential campaign has marginalized women of color on its staff.

The actor also tore into Sen. Romney, calling him a “rat” for voting to convict President Trump during the Senate’s impeachment trial this week.

Woods also took aim at the Clintons, whom he has targeted numerous times on Twitter.

In his joke about the Iowa caucuses, Woods wrote that Democratic leaders “have cheated elections for so long, they can’t even elect themselves.”

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