Donald Trump’s Position On Real Issues: Celebrities
It’s Super Tuesday, a time to examine Donald Trump’s position on real issues: celebrities. As voters head to the polls in 11 states, including Texas, Massachusetts, and Georgia, Gossip Cop looks back at the GOP presidential frontrunner’s stance on a number of Hollywood stars, including Robert Pattinson, Katy Perry, and Jennifer Aniston.
In 2011, not long after Perry wed Russell Brand, the future politician tweeted, “I like Russell Brand, but Katy Perry made a big mistake when she married him. Let’s see if I’m right – I hope not.” Like the election results in South Carolina, Trump called it early and right. Perry and Brand split in 2012, but the singer would go on to support Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Rosie O’Donnell has been a Trump target for years and in 2011, the presidential hopeful took aim at his nemesis and her OWN TV show. “#bad ratings @Rosie you will never make it. You are not funny or talented.” While O’Donnell’s arguably funny and talented, Trump was ultimately right about the fate of her OWN show.
The Twilight franchise was winding down in 2012, and Trump decided to throw his support behind Robert Pattinson. On the heels of the release of Breaking Down – Part 2, the future politician expressed, “Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart, she cheated on him like a dog and will do it again – just watch.” It should be noted that Pattinson, a Brit, cannot vote in the 2016 election, though Stewart can.
Interestingly, Trump put party politics aside for a tweet about Madonna in 2012. He wrote, “Many people walked out on Madonna’s concert when she told them to vote for Obama. Years ago I walked out because the concert was terrible!”
But it hasn’t all been negative campaigning when it comes to Hollywood. In 2012, the Republican candidate also noted on Twitter, “Jennifer Aniston is engaged – she’s a great person and I wish her well.”
By 2014, Trump was back to his campaign against certain celebrities. Upon Seth Meyers being announced as the host of the Emmys, the “Make America Great” campaigner tweeted, “That Seth Meyers is hosting the Emmy Awards is a total joke. He is very awkward with almost no talent. Marbles in his mouth!” Following the mogul’s attack and the Emmys, Meyers retreated to a life behind a desk, hosting “Late Night” on NBC, which severed ties with Trump.
For the time being, Trump has been distracted, slamming on Twitter his fellow Republican candidates, including Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Perhaps he’ll soon return to taking a hard stance on celebrities.