This is far from first crazy thing Lena Dunham has said, but it might be one of the craziest. The liberal feminist, who is best known for her role of HBO’s “Girls,” took a swipe at President Trump on Twitter Monday night.
She agreed with a follower who called President Trump a racist, but she went one step further. Dunham decided to compare the President of the United States to a mass murder.
“Not only is he a racist but he's a racist with untreated mental illness. So under diff circumstances, he's Dylann Roof,” wrote Dunham.
Roof is a self-proclaimed racist and white supremacist. He was convicted in December 2016 of 33 hate crimes after he shot and killed nine people at a Charleston church in June 2015.
He pleaded guilty to the brutal murder of nine African Americans, as well as three counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during.
Dunham’s comments come after President Trump spoke out about the NFL and NBA National Anthem protests. He said players who refuse to stand for the anthem should be fired.
Dunham also tweeted her support for the NFL protests. In her mind, they aren't disrespecting to the American flag; rather, they’re a way to highlight social injustice.
“Do people get how much bravery it takes to stand up to the pres, whether you're rich or not?” wrote Dunham. “These players are black Americans. Along with the president's ire they get every violent racist who supports him. They are deluged with threats. Have to shield their families.”
She also added, “I’m not an NBA player, I'm just some random white girl on cable reruns, and since the election, the violence in my feed has been terrifying. Imagine their national stage, the abuse they know they'll get for doing the right thing and the fact that they do it anyway? True applause.”
Of course, Dunham avidly supported Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign. Since President Trump’s election, she’s taken every opportunity to speak out against the president.
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