After President Trump signed an executive order on Friday temporarily halting immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries, people lost their minds. Here are some of the most insane reactions thus far.
1. The Death Wish
India Knight, a writer for the U.K.’s Sunday Times, implied she wished President Trump would be assassinated soon.
2. Another Awkward Politicization of an Award Show
The actor who emceed the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards took a pot shot at the immigration executive order on Sunday.
Because Hollywood’s incessant virtue signaling has worked out so well for them thus far!
3. The Corporate Witch Hunt
After Lyft announced it would donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union to help their fight against Trump’s executive order, many Twitter users responded by saying they would delete their Uber app. BuzzFeed’s John Packowzki took the outrage to the next level by drafting a list of which companies didn’t speak out against the so-called “Muslim ban.”
This isn’t the first time BuzzFeed has gone after public figures who didn’t vehemently agree with them on a given political issue. In December, the publication went after Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” after it was discovered the couple attended a church that taught orthodox Christian beliefs about human sexuality.
Other reporters got in on the insanity, too.
The singer lost it on Twitter on Saturday.
Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 29, 2017
5. Emmy Rossum
She either doesn’t know or is ignoring the fact that intelligence reports have said ISIS terrorists hid among the refugees traveling to regions of Europe that have been plagued by terror attacks and violence inflicted by those who sought asylum.
6. Whatever This Is
New York Gov. Anthony Cuomo tweeted out a video in which he literally calls himself a Muslim, Jew, a black person , a gay man, and a pregnant woman.
As a New Yorker, I am a Muslim. I am a Jew. I am Black. I am gay. I am a woman seeking to control her body. We are one New York. pic.twitter.com/peOL9x2ltl
— Archive: Governor Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 29, 2017
7. The Blaming-Everything-Bad-Ever-On-Trump Approach
This journalist blamed Trump for a shooting at a mosque in Quebec that reportedly resulted in the deaths of at least six people.
This makes no sense.
8. These Airport Protestors
Several immigrants were detained at airports for hours due to confusion surrounding Trump’s executive order. Thousands of protestors flooded airports nationwide, including these protestors at JFK airport in New York, who carried with them a massive banner that read: “NO BORDERS!”
Boston’s mayor got in on the action, too.
We’ll fight today, and we’ll fight tomorrow. Join us at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Copley Square. pic.twitter.com/zrH3cd2eXl
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) January 29, 2017
Here are some protestors at LAX.
Protesters chanting "free them now" demanding release of detained travelers at LAX under Trump's Muslim ban pic.twitter.com/bGYKRdU2SO
— Leslie Berestein Rojas (@Multi_American) January 29, 2017
9. The New York Times
The nation’s newspaper of record had a total meltdown to the point where they didn’t even pretend to act like a real news outlet that does objective reporting. Instead they published a scathing, one-sided report.
I don't like Trump's action, but NYT quotes 6 experts against xtreme vetting. NYT could not find one expert for it? https://t.co/nAmxHR16h2
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) January 28, 2017
In response to the above tweet, The Washington Post‘s Dave Weigel acted like objective reporting on a policy was hiiiiiilarious.
It's also hard to find an expert who will agree that smearing Nutella on your face scares away werewolves. https://t.co/B2e9hVMkgY
— David Weigel (@daveweigel) January 28, 2017
Things have gotten out of control. It’s time to sit down and have a civil conversation about the ongoing refugee crisis, but first be sure to read David French’s piece detailing what exactly Trump’s executive order is and isn’t. To summarize: hysteria isn’t warranted.