Eager to maintain its stranglehold on pop culture — and reach low information voters — the Democratic National Convention has produced a steady stream of celebrity supporters stumping on Hillary Clinton’s behalf, to include Lena Dunham and America Ferrera.
The reality TV personality and actress had a simple task Tuesday night, attack Donald Trump as a bigot — regardless of how awkward the pairing was in doing so.
— CNN (@CNN) July 27, 2016
Dunham, who long ago proved she has no shame, hit the Republican nominee on body shaming — she would later accuse Trump of “trans-phobia, Islama-phoboia, xenophobia and systemic racism.”
“Hi. I’m Lena Dunham, and according to Donald Trump, my body is probably, like, a 2,” she told the DNC audience.
“And I’m America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist,” her liberal cohort chimed in.
Ferrera was referring to Trump’s comment that some illegal immigrants coming across the southern border are rapists, never mind that she is an American citizen born in Los Angeles, California.
After a weak attempt at humor about Trump being a TV celebrity, the Hillary supporters talked about unity … while speaking at the convention of a political party that has built its entire identity the past eight years on dividing America.
“The unfunny fact is that this man would have you believe that our differences are more important than what unites us,” Dunham said.
“When we know the truth is that this country was founded on the belief that what sets us apart – race, language, religion, sexual orientation – should not dissolve what binds us,” Ferrera added.
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