Actor James Cromwell issued an ominous warning that the United States is facing another a “revolution” with “blood in the streets” if President Donald Trump remains in office.
The liberal actor used his time at the fourth annual Carney Awards, where he was honored for his work as a character actor, to share his thoughts on the current state of politics with Variety on Sunday.
“This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state — all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism,” Cromwell told Variety the red carpet at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Calif.
“If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets,” he added.
Cromwell, known for his roles in films such as such as “Babe,” “The Green Mile,” “Big Hero 6,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “American Horror Story,” has also been a vocal political activist, getting arrested multiple times for participating in protests, according at Fox News.
The 78-year-old liberal echoed his sentiments later in an acceptance speech at the event.
“We’re living in very curious times, and something is coming up which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy,” the actor who played George H.W. Bush in Oliver Stone’s “W,” told the audience.
“We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class. We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end,” he added.
In the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend, as well as the steady stream of violent threats facing the nation daily, Cromwell’s tone-deaf rhetoric seems even more worthy of condemnation.
— Superman (@Superman6869) October 29, 2018
Social media users unloaded on the actor and the virtue signaling by the “wealthy, elite class,” in Hollywood.
I will be happy to accommodate him! Quite frankly I’m tired of the wealthy, elite class, telling the people what we need and will have. We need Trump! A POTUS not attached to elite Hollywood and lifelong politicians. We need Americans first, our kids first our safety first!
— Ralph Black The Nationalist (@TruthsbyRalph) October 29, 2018
You freaking idiot, @jamesocromwell, there’s already been blood in the streets, in our schools, churches and synagogues because of your ilk and the Loathsome Left. Get a clue. You’re all demented. https://t.co/DrOWOfGCyu #MAGA #KAG
— Lee Jackson ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (@Stonewall_77) October 29, 2018
Ok, in my opinion, that is a threat of physical violence towards the right if the left doesn’t get its way. Why is he not banned from Facebook or twitter or whatever? If a republican said something like that, the left would be calling for his arrest.
— LASTREBEL (@LASTREBEL101) October 30, 2018
Why can’t these no nothing actors just stick to acting? Do they want half the country to avoid their work? Cromwell is an excellent actor, but after hearing these comments I wouldn’t pay to see anything he’s in.
— 🇺🇸#IAmTheNRA Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) October 30, 2018
They can’t figure out which bathroom to use, much less start a revolution.
— Danny C (@SumBitchJW) October 30, 2018
Old man wants to watch a war from behind his mansion gates.
— Sifty: Big Bolsonaro 🚁🇺🇸 (@siftyboones) October 30, 2018
Is this a threat ? I stand with @POTUS
— Babet (@barbara12988165) October 30, 2018
James Cromwell if I don’t vote your way you threaten my blood will be in the street? That’s really American! Stick to your “make believe” job. Working Americans don’t respond to blackmail, go back to pretending to be a cop or farmer… and don’t forget… you aren’t one
— mark p. hall (@Dts167) October 30, 2018
Ah, does he have body guards or is he going to fight by himself?
— Joy Heckendorf (@JoyHeckendorf) October 29, 2018
Same people who complain about charged rhetoric. 🤦♂️
— Just a Boot (@sarcasticboot) October 29, 2018