Trump Says ‘Hollywood is Racist’, Blasts It for ‘Very Dangerous Movies’

Erika Holt
August 13, 2019

The president of the United States Donald Trump has launched a scathing attack on Hollywood, insisting that most of its output is "really racist". "I think the elites are people that go after them in many cases", said Trump.

Trump, whose entire political career has been punctuated by his racist rhetoric, made these comments on Friday morning to a group of reporters at the White House. You talk about racist? "In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite", he wrote on Twitter on August 9.

It's unclear what Trump was referring to, but Universal Pictures has faced backlash in recent days for promoting "The Hunt", a satirical film about liberal elites hunting "deplorables" from the rural U.S. for sport.

Trump was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007 for his reality show The Apprentice.

Its plot sees people who have been kidnapped from traditionally Republican bastions such as Wyoming, Mississippi and Orlando, Florida waking up in a field surrounded by "elite" hunters, who proceed to gun them down.

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President Trump followed the news conference up with the following tweets, continuing to blast Hollywood for being racist.

The term is a reference to a speech by Hillary Clinton in which she described some of the people who supported Donald Trump's campaign as "a basket of deplorables", a term which Trump supporters then reappropriated for themselves. What they are doing, with the kind of movies they are putting out, it's actually very unsafe for our country.

U.S. President Donald Trump talks to reporters as he departs for travel to NY and New Jersey from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 9, 2019. "What Hollywood is doing is an incredible disservice to our nation".

In the aftermath of last weekend's shootings, and with the revelation of the apparent white supremacist views of the El Paso gunman, Trump has been quick to blame the media.

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