Some, like President Trump, use twitter to make connections with average Americans. Others use it to show just how insane and out-of-touch they are.
Comedian Chelsea Handler is one such twitter user. Her latest tweet just called for a military coup: “To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief…the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history.”
It’s no stretch to say that Handler probably didn’t study history. Any General who would seek to overthrow a duly-elected president of the United States would be met by ire, not only in their own time, but in the history books as well.
People like this would throw our country into chaos, deny the Constitution, and erase our freedoms. Generals know this, which is exactly why it’s never going to happen. That, and those in the military have been clear that they are proud to serve under President Trump, and appreciate his America-first policies.
The reality of a coup is not something Handler, a celebrity and host of her own Netflix show, would be prepared to deal with. Once look at her Instagram is all you need to understand Handler’s malignant character.
For example, Fox News reported that she posted a picture of herself wearing a shirt that said “Sorry for our president,” in multiple languages. Her caption read, “The shirt I wear now when I travel. Thanks to whomever sent it to me.” Putting aside how ridiculous the shirt is, isn’t it unbelievable that Handler doesn’t know who sent it to her?
Is it that fans have absorbed Handler’s uninformed political views, and shower her with so many anti-Trump gifts that she can’t remember all of their names? Or is she so self-absorbed that she doesn’t even bother to ask the person who opens her mail to record the names of the fans who send her gifts? Either is disturbing, and demonstrates a completely self-absorbed and ungracious attitude.
It’s also clear that Handler has been influenced by the female entertainers who have come before her. She participated in the Women’s March, pink hat and all, according to the Washington Free Beacon. While there, she undoubtedly heard Madonna’s famous threat to blow up the White House.
Later, she likely took inspiration from fellow comedian Sarah Silverman’s tweet, which encouraged fans to “join the resistance,” in all caps. Silverman also implied the military would back this overthrow of the president. Both of these famous women received a lot of media attention and fanfare for their ridiculous comments.
It’s likely Handler wanted to get in on the action, both to signal to her fans, in true liberal fashion, that she’s a “moral” person and to get some free publicity. After all, Handler has also tweeted out obscenities at Vice President Mike Pence. According to the Daily Beast, she even told Ivanka Trump to put Donald Trump in a nursing home, as if it was a friendly piece of advice to share, on Father’s Day of all days.
Thankfully, Americans have been speaking out against Handler’s tweets. Her latest caught the eye of political commentator Mark Dice, who tweeted, “Syphilis caused Al Capone to go insane. Maybe you should head to the clinic, Chelsea, and get checked out.”