Celebs Kathy Griffin, Rosie O'Donnell, and Alyssa Milano blasts Donald Trump for using tear gas

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 27, 2018
07:36 A.M.
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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."


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."


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."


Bajan singer Rihanna took to Instagram to describe the incident as “terrorism.” Diane Warren called the president “heartless” for gassing children.


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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