Hollywood elites continued to engage in unhinged histrionics over President Donald Trump in 2019, ratcheting up their hysterical rhetoric to new comic heights.
The usual Tinseltown suspects trotted out their bizarre claims and tin-foil conspiracy theories, using the weight of their celebrity to try to sway public opinion in their favor. They included Robert De Niro, Michael Moore, Cher, Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Alec Baldwin, and many more.
Here are some of the wildest celebrity quotes of 2019, running the gamut from President Trump to climate change to abortion and beyond.
Cher: “If Trump Wins Second Term There will Be No America”
Cher performs on stage as part of the 27th “Dance on the Pier” party during NYC Pride 2013 on June 30, 2013 in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
The singer-actress tweeted hysterically back in June about the impending end of the world.
“ONLY IMPORTANT THING IS BEATING Trump‼️IF trump WINS 2ND TERM THERE’LL B NO‼️WE WONT B ABLE 2 EXACT PUNISHMENT,OR PUT HIM IN ⛓⛓4 GUTTING OUR GOV.trump PUTS RICH, CORRUPT,CRONIES IN CHARGE OF AGENCIES THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT,4. IF DEMS LOSE THEY CANT CHANGE ANYTHING.”
ONLY IMPORTANT THING IS BEATING Trump‼️IF trump WINS 2ND TERM THERE’LL B NO🇺🇸‼️WE WONT B ABLE 2 EXACT PUNISHMENT,OR PUT HIM IN ⛓👴⛓4 GUTTING OUR GOV.trump PUTS RICH, CORRUPT,CRONIES IN CHARGE OF AGENCIES THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT,4Ὃ.
IF DEMS LOSE THEY CANT CHANGE ANYTHING
— Cher (@cher) June 20, 2019
Robert De Niro: Martin Scorsese Believes Trump Will Start a War to Get 3 Terms in Office
US-Italian actor Robert De Niro arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix’s “The Irishman” at the Chinese theatre in Hollywood on October 24, 2019. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
“I’m worried because if he gets re-elected, it’s gonna be very, very bad—very bad on a lot of levels. He’s going to be history at one point, though he’d love to be president for life. He jokes about it,” De Niro said in an interview with the Daily Beast.
“I think that if he became president for a second term he’d try to have a third term, and let smarter people manipulate it into getting us into some kind of altercation: a war.”
De Niro added: “The only other president who served a third term was Roosevelt because he was in a war, and this fool would go and start something. This was what Marty Scorsese was saying, and I said, ‘Marty, I never thought of that. I never thought he’d go for a third term if there was a war or something.’”
Chelsea Handler Admits She’s “Very Sexually Attracted to Robert Mueller”
Comedian Chelsea Handler attends Focus Features’ “Atomic Blonde” premiere at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on July 24, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
The former talk show host took wishful thinking to the next level by tweeting her physical attraction to the FBI special counsel.
“If I’m being completely honest, I am very sexually attracted to Robert Mueller. I know it’s not meant to be, but that doesn’t mean I won’t hang a poster of him above my bed.”
If I’m being completely honest, I am very sexually attracted to Robert Mueller. I know it’s not meant to be, but that doesn’t mean I won’t hang a poster of him above my bed.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) March 23, 2019
Sarah Silverman Says Jesus “Is This Girl” Greta Thunberg
Sarah Silverman arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)
Like many other Hollywood stars, the comedian-actress has gone gaga for Greta, claiming in September that she sees Jesus Christ in the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist.
You think you will recognize Jesus when he comes back? I see him all around. He is this girl. And y’all don’t even see it. https://t.co/TAB5YafOQ0
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) September 14, 2019
Alec Baldwin Claims Russia Killed Jeffrey Epstein: “They’re in Charge of Everything”
US actor Alec Baldwin attends the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ Ripple Of Hope Awards at New York Hilton Midtown on December 12, 2018 in New York City. (Angela Weiss / AFP)
The actor claimed in August that financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was killed by the Russian state, which he said is now “in charge of everything” as a result of the Trump presidency.
The Russians killed Epstein.
They’re in charge of everything now.
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) August 11, 2019
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: “Women Don’t Have Equal Rights in the U.S. Constitution”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus attends The 76th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony at Cipriani, Wall Street on May 20, 2017 in New York City. (Brad Barket/Getty Images for Peabody)
The Veep star posted a rallying call in October for Democrats to win back four seats in Virginia’s state legislature, declaring that such a result would ensure that women finally have “equal rights in the U.S. constitution.”
Women don’t have equal rights in the US Constitution? That’s insane! If we can flip just 4 seats in Virginia, we can FINALLY ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution! Go to https://t.co/TCM3oAY4N4 to donate in one click! @ImpactSlates pic.twitter.com/yuk6msYmMc
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) October 14, 2019
Robert Redford Says Impeaching Trump Is Pointless If There Will Be “No Planet to Live On”
US actor and director Robert Redford attends the 18th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival on December 6, 2019, in Marrakech. (FADEL SENNA/AFP via Getty Images)
The Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid star wrote in an op-ed article for Time magazine that impeaching President Trump and admitting refugees won’t matter due to climate change.
In the piece, titled “Don’t Fall for Political Distractions. Saving Our Planet Must Come First,” Redford wrote: “Collusion, obstruction of justice, impeachment or not, greedy tax breaks, medical care for all or none, refugees seeking compassion at our borders — as a citizen, I care deeply about all these things.”
He added: “But I also fail to see how any of it will matter without a planet to live on. We are approaching an irreversible tipping point. The science of climate change is backed by examples of the damage mankind has caused all around us, every day and everywhere. None of us are immune anymore; no matter where we live, no matter our political party.”
Barbra Streisand: Women Who Support Trump “Vote the Way Their Husbands Vote”
Barbra Streisand attends the CHANEL Dinner Celebrating Our Majestic Oceans, A Benefit For NRDC on June 2, 2018 in Malibu, California. (Rich Fury/Getty Images)
In November, the pop icon and Oscar-winning actress said in an interview that women who voted for President Trump did so because of their husbands, adding that those women “don’t believe enough in their own thoughts.”
“I love my country and it’s painful to see democracy being assaulted, institutions being assaulted and women being assaulted,” Barbra Streisand told Daily Mail.
She also described the fact that many women voted for President Trump as a “terribly complex thing,” and said that “a lot of women vote the way their husbands vote; they don’t believe enough in their own thoughts.”
Anne Hathaway: Pro-Life White Women Causing Black Women to Die
Anne Hathaway poses for portrait while attending Anne Hathaway Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame on May 09, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
The Devil Wears Prada star posted a lengthy Instagram rant in May, bizarrely claiming that pro-life women are causing the deaths of a disproportionate number of poor and black women.
“Yes the anti-abortion movement is primarily about controlling women’s bodies under the premise (for many, sincere) of saving lives, and yes this law is primarily the work of white men HOWEVER a white woman sponsored the bill and a white woman signed it into law,” the Oscar-winner’s lengthy Instagram message began.
“As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which — make no mistake — WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black.”
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Yes the anti-abortion movement is primarily about controlling women’s bodies under the premise (for many, sincere) of saving lives, and yes this law is primarily the work of white men HOWEVER a white woman sponsored the bill and a white woman signed it into law. As we’re resisting, let us also call out the complicity of the white women who made this awful moment possible, and which–make no mistake–WILL lead to the unnecessary and avoidable deaths of women, a disproportionate number of whom will be poor and/or black. Speak up. Show up. Don’t give up. Donate to @yellowfund, @plannedparenthood, @arc_southeast, @abortionfunds, @whoohio, @napawf, @gwafund, and the Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund. #Regram from @marjoriegubelmann, @rachael_britt, @rachel.cargle, @paulscheer, @berniesanders
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Michael Moore: Adults “Should Feel Shame” for Letting Greta Thunberg “Show Us the Way”
US director Michael Moore waves as he arrives for the screening of the film “The Specials (Hors Normes)” at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 25, 2019. (LOIC VENANCE/AFP via Getty Images)
The left-wing documentary filmmaker praised the 16-year-old climate activist in a series of tweets, saying adults “should feel shame” for allowing her to “show us the way” to deal with climate change.
She speaks the truth. Every adult should feel shame that it now takes a 16-year old to show us the way after we’ve failed so miserably to end the greed that’s killing the planet. We should be grateful & inspired that a most unlikely young woman has stepped forward to… pic.twitter.com/85Ym1iePMu
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 25, 2019
Actor Bradley Whitford: Trump “Inspiring the Wholesale Slaughter of American Citizens”
Bradley Whitford attends “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” Not The White House Correspondents Dinner at DAR Constitution Hall on April 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for TBS)
The West Wing star tweeted in August his reaction to the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.
“The President of the United States is an unapologetic White Nationalist who is inspiring the wholesale slaughter of American citizens.”
The President of the United States is an unapologetic White Nationalist who is inspiring the wholesale slaughter of American citizens.
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) August 4, 2019
D.L. Hughley: ‘You Could Worship the Devil and Be a Better Human Being’ than a Trump Supporter
D.L. Hughely of ‘The D.L. Hughley Talk Show’ speaks during the TV One/CleoTV segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 13, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
The comedian and actor said President Trump’s supporters are morally inferior to devil worshippers, asserting that “you could worship the devil and be a better human being” than a Trump supporter during a July episode of “The D.L. Hughley Show.”
Jim Carrey: ‘Osama Bin Laden Doesn’t Hold a Candle to Mitch McConnell’
Jim Carrey attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The Hollywood star tweeted in September that the terrorist attacks of 9/11 don’t compare to the “gun deaths” that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is responsible for.
“10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell,” Carrey said in a tweet that included an image of a hand holding a $100 bill being dipped in blood.
10,000 gun deaths in 2019 and the year is far from over. What Osama bin Laden did to us was terrible but he doesn’t hold a candle to Mitch McConnell. pic.twitter.com/o68JXxWlUX
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 4, 2019
Rocker Tommy Lee Warns Trump Supporters: ‘We’re Going to Pay You Back So F*cking Hard for All This Shit’
Recording artist Tommy Lee performs during “Rock Star: Supernova” at CBS Television City September 13, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
The Mötley Crüe frontman took to Twitter in August to repost a letter warning that supporters of President Trump would face “pay back” if the Democrats win back the White House. The message ended with the threat that the payback would see a “gargantuan metal mountain” made of confiscated guns “emblazoned with the face of Hillary Clinton.”
— Tmmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) August 7, 2019
Cardi B to NYPD: ‘Fuck You’ ‘Suck a Fart and Suffocate On It’
Cardi B performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 6, 2019 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. (SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty Images)
The rap superstar and Bernie Sanders supporter went on a foul-mouthed Instagram rant in August, telling the New York Police Department to “motherfucking suck a fart and suffocate on it.”
Cardi B was apparently reacting to the NYPD’s involvement in a school’s decision to cancel a giveaway hosted by her friend Star Brim. The Instagram video was deleted after going viral.
Silicon Valley Star Thomas Middleditch: Swinging Saved My Marriage
Thomas Middleditch (L) and Mollie Gates attend the Los Angeles Special Screening of A24’s “The Souvenir” on May 9, 2019 in West Hollywood, California. (Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for A24)
Middleditch told Playboy in September that when he first married wife Mollie Gates in 2015, he insisted that he did not want to stop trolling for other women. He claims his wife decided to work with him on his proclivities.
“I don’t know how much I can say, because I don’t want my wife to be mad at me,” Middleditch told the magazine. “Only after I got married was I like, ‘Mollie, I’m sorry, but we have to get nontraditional here.’ To her credit, instead of saying ‘Fuck you, I’m out,’ she was like, ‘Let’s figure this out.’”
Nude Emily Ratajkowski: States with ‘Highest Proportions of Black Women’ Using Abortion to Protect ‘Prison Industrial Complex’
US model Emily Ratajkowski attends the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
The actress posted a nude photo of herself to Twitter in May, claiming that states enforcing abortion restrictions are disproportionately hurting black women in order to “perpetuate the industrial prison complex.”
— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) May 16, 2019
Dame Helen Mirren Dismisses Concept of ‘Binary Sexuality’
British actor Helen Mirren arrives to attend the world premiere of the film “The Good Liar” in London on October 28, 2019. (ISABEL INFANTES/AFP via Getty Images)
The Oscar-winning British star said in an October interview with Radio Times that the idea of “binary sexuality” is a false construct.
“I came to the conclusion an awfully long time ago that there is black and there is white, and we’re all somewhere in the middle in a wonderful mix of male and female,” Mirren said.
“There is no such thing as binary sexuality, when you’re male or female. I don’t believe that at all.”
Ellen Barkin: Trump’s Base ‘Most Extreme Right Wingers Since the Nazis’
Ellen Barkin attends the Turner Upfront 2017 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
In a series of vitriolic tweets in June, the Animal Kingdom star compared supporters of President Trump to Nazis.
“If trump’s base, the most extreme right wingers since the Nazis, would just stop and look at the financial damage inflicted on them by the GOP, I believe they’d join the fight,” Barking tweeted.
If trump’s base, the most extreme right wingers since the Nazis, would just stop and look at the financial damage inflicted on them by the GOP, I believe they’d join the fight. The GOP is asking their base a question right now…would you rather hate or eat?
What’s the answer?
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) June 28, 2019
Jimmy Kimmel Defends Hunter Biden, Smears Lara Trump: ‘Heartless Imbecile with Lip Injections’
US television host Jimmy Kimmel arrives for “An Evening With Jimmy Kimmel” at the Roosevelt hotel in Hollywood on August 7, 2019. (CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)
The late night talk-show host launched into a politically loaded monologue in October, siding with Hunter Biden over President Trump.
“Team Trump has been spreading all sorts of unproven nonsense about Hunter Biden, and I don’t get that,” Kimmel said. “I mean, why would they align themselves with these conspiracy theories when they can just point out that Hunter Biden is a 49-year-old man with two bracelets? For me, that’s all I need to know.”
Kimmel later insulted Lara Trump, the wife of Eric Trump, after she praised President Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Kurdish-controlled northern Syria in a Fox News interview.
“They’d also have to google, ‘Who is the heartless imbecile with lip injections on my TV right now’?” Kimmel joked.
Tom Arnold to Diamond and Silk: ‘Get Your Big Booties Back Into Big Daddy’s Hot Tub’
Actor Tom Arnold attends Safe Kids Day 2017 at Smashbox Studios on April 23, 2017 in Culver City, California. (Rich Polk/Getty Images for Safe Kids Worldwide)
The True Lies actor made lewd and sexist remarks directed at Diamond and Silk, the pro-Trump social media personalities, who had called for him and Barbra Streisand to be “put under investigation” by authorities.
“I’d like to investigate every crack curve and crevice of you two tons of fun’ss heavenly bodies,” Arnold said in a Tweet in October. “I’ll start with an intensive examination of your naughty bits. So take off all [your] clothes [and] get back your big booties buts back into Big Daddy’s hot tub. Don’t bring Streisand. Too freaky.”
Is this tweet considered online sexual harassment or predatory behavior? Where is the #MeToo movement?@TomArnold, you may not have respect for yourself but you don’t get to disrespect Diamond and Silk! pic.twitter.com/1aU25Kgl8P
— Diamond and Silk® (@DiamondandSilk) October 27, 2019
Actor Josh Brolin Says His Anus Is Sunburned After Trying ‘Perineum Sunning’
Actor Josh Brolin attends the “Only the Brave” World Premiere, on October 5, 2017, in Westwood, California. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
The No Country for Old Men actor accidentally took the new fad of perineum sunning to the extreme, saying that his anus was sunburned after prolonged exposure to the sun.
“My pucker hole is crazy burned and I was going to spend the day shopping with my family and instead I’m icing and using aloe and burn creams because of the severity of the pain,” he wrote in an Instagram post in December.
Actress Emma Watson Finds Happiness in Being ‘Self-Partnered’
Actress Emma Watson attends the Premiere Of Disney’s “Beauty And The Beast” at El Capitan Theatre on March 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
The Harry Potter star said in a November interview that she was happily single, preferring to describe her relationship status as “self-partnered.”
“I was like, ‘Why does everyone make such a big fuss about turning 30? This is not a big deal,’” Watson said in an interview with British Vogue. “Cut to 29, and I’m like, ‘Oh my God, I feel so stressed and anxious.’ If you do not have a husband, if you do not have a baby… There’s just this incredible amount of anxiety.”
Mia Farrow Celebrates Illegal Alien Jumping ‘Trump’s Stupid Wall’ as ‘Triumph of Human Spirit’
Mia Farrow attends the 2017 Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 25, 2017 in New York City. (ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
The Rosemary’s Baby star called an illegal alien who jumped a wall along the United States-Mexico border a “triumph of the human spirit.”
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) December 5, 2019
Alyssa Milano at L.A. Impeachment Rally: ‘I’m Premenopausal and I Am Angry … Vote Them All Out’
Alyssa Milano attends a Special Screening of Liongate’s “Bombshell” at Regency Village Theatre on December 10, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
The left-wing Who’s the Boss? star attended a Los Angeles impeachment rally against President Trump. During the event, the 47-year-old actress took to the stage to announce a proposal of nothing that she was nearing the end of her biological fertility.
If President Donald Trump “thought Greta [Thunberg] was angry, he’s seen nothing yet,” Milano told the crowd. “I’m premenopausal and I am angry.”