Celebs Kathy Griffin, Rosie O'Donnell, and Alyssa Milano blasts Donald Trump for using tear gas
On Sunday, US Customs and Border Protection agents at the San Ysidro border crossing shot several rounds of tear gas at migrants. The group was trying to penetrate various points along the border while throwing rocks at US authorities.
The tear gas was carried by the wind to women and children who were not involved with the group that was trying to illegally enter the US. This turn of events had some celebrities upset and they berated President Donald Trump.
Images showed a number of migrants climbing over fences and peeling back metal sheeting to enter into the US. This sparked retaliation from the US Customs and Border Protection agents who threw tear gas.
On Monday, President Donald Trump defended their actions stating:
"They had to use it; they were being rushed by some very tough people. And so they used tear gas. Here's the bottom line: No one's coming into our country unless they come in legally."
For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. A number of celebrities were not pleased with the actions taken by the authorities and they took to social media to call out Trump.
Trump-critic Kathy Griffin tweeted:
"These asylum seekers should be welcomed to our country and President Trump should be sent to prison."
Don’t know how you get lower than tear gassing babies. But if anyone can, Trump will find a way. We must never get used to the horror that is this President.— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 26, 2018
Rosie O'Donnell felt the whole incident was "pure horror" and called for the removal of the president in a hashtag. Rob Reiner wrote:
"Don’t know how you get lower than tear gassing babies. But if anyone can, Trump will find a way. We must never get used to the horror that is this President."
These asylum seekers should be welcomed to our country and President Trump should be sent to prison. pic.twitter.com/sh5DXjX5xU— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) November 26, 2018
Actress Alyssa Milano couldn’t help her anger as she tweeted Trump:
"You tear-gassed women and children, [expletive]! And on Thanksgiving weekend, you piece of [expletive], [expletive], [expletive], evil-creature-person!!"
"Star Trek" actor George Takei was more level-headed as he wrote:
"Make no mistake: Trump is testing whether he can get away with things like firing tear gas at young children. He is hoping these images harden his supporters to even worse acts to come. And he is banking on racism to get his way. We must oppose and condemn this. NOW."
Here’s my thought, who among you live in San Diego, ocean side, San Clemente or Laguna Beach? I DO LIVE HERE. Who’s going to take care of them? We already have to steam our sidewalks because they’re contaminated with hepatitis. Due to the homeless problem we have here.— boomboom (@PMihalek) November 26, 2018
Bajan singer Rihanna took to Instagram to describe the incident as “terrorism.” Diane Warren called the president “heartless” for gassing children.
Imagine if we could use some small part of the money being used to send troops to the border to help take care of the homeless problems and another share to aid those refugees.— Antifa Final Boss (@DillonMcCabe) November 26, 2018
Nancy Sinatra also had something to say:
“People in trouble look to America for help and America responds with tear gas? If this is the new America we have to fix it and get our values back. We can start by removing @realDonaldTrump from our White House ASAP.”
While Javier Muñoz added that Trump had failed on his "SMART watch."
Sunday’s incident veered out of control when a peaceful march by Central American migrants waiting at the southwestern US border turned dangerous. At one point, hundreds of people tried to evade a Mexican police blockade by running toward a giant border crossing that leads into San Diego.
That’s when the US border control fired tear gas at them.
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