Famous actor and activist Martin Sheen recently tore Republican nominee Donald Trump to shreds in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter. The aging actor played fictional Democratic president Josiah Bartlet on famous Aaron Sorkin drama the West Wing and did not mince his words when it came to discussing another television star looking to gain the presidency.
“Oh, Don Trump. He makes me laugh, in that nobody seems to get it yet…That he’s an empty-headed moron. That he has absolutely nothing to offer us. That he’s done his bidding and he has to be responsible for the damage he’s already done…Don Trump has been around for a very long time. He’s a very self-centered promoter. I think that says it.
Asked to describe him in one word, Sheen replied “scary!” but said that he believes “there’s no chance he’s going to win. He has no chance. None. I promise you. The fight hasn’t begun yet. I promise you. The tsunami that’s going to hit him has not reached the shore yet…I’m talking about the citizenry of our country. When they come to their senses and they realize what’s at stake, there will be an overwhelming disapproval of this man’s chances for the White House. I promise you. None. Zero. Donald Trump is finished.”
It appears that the rest of the country agrees with him, as over seventy leading Republicans demanded that RNC Chairman Rience Preibus cut off all funding to the Trump campaign and instead focus on the down-ticket races and Secretary Clinton leads in the polls in traditionally deep-red states like Kansas, Georgia, and Missouri.
Sheen went on to wholeheartedly endorse Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying that:
She has some common sense. I’m not saying she’s mistake-free. Who is? I mean, she’s a human being. She’s been in public life for 30 years. She’s made a few mistakes. Is anybody talking about George Bush and the 30,000 emails he destroyed about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and all of that nonsense, and how Great Britain came in, and all the other allies knowing full well that it was bogus? So, please, if you want to talk about how much her mistakes have cost us, none in human lives — and please don’t mention Benghazi. That’s a lot of crap. She was not controlling that situation. It was a military situation. And that’s run by the Pentagon or the CIA or both. She’s under orders.
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