A worn-out, exasperated Hollywood actress known for her anti-Trump outbursts has, it would appear, finally surrendered to President Donald Trump’s “tremendous” will … kind of.
In an astonishing tweet Wednesday afternoon, the actress known as Cher urged House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to capitulate to the president’s demands and fund his desired southern U.S. border wall.
But she didn’t post the tweet because she agrees with the president, with current/former U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials and with current/former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials that the construction of a wall would reduce illegal immigration.
She posted it out of concern for furloughed federal employees.
Writing in all caps, Cher specifically wrote that Pelosi should “LET HIM HAVE HIS F’KNG” money, lest furloughed federal employees “STARVE” or “LOSE THEIR HOMES.”
FOR trump THIS IS POLITICAL..BUT REAL PPL ARE REALLY SUFFERING ‼️
WHERE WAS THE FKNG
CRISIS 1 MONTH AGO,1YR AGO⁉️WHERE HAS IT BEEN FOR THE LAST 2 YRS. HAVING SAID THATNANCY YOU ARE A HERO LET HIM HAVE HIS FKNG MONEY‼️PPL WILL STARVE
LOSE THEIR HOMES, B UNABLE 2 C DRS🙏🏻
— Cher (@cher) January 9, 2019
She posted the tweet at 3:44 pm EST, only minutes after Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer held a presser outside the White House following a meeting with Trump.
During the presser the duo claimed that the president had thrown a “temper tantrum,” had refused to negotiate with them and had slammed his hands on a table. These claims have since been disputed by others in attendance at the meeting, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
In another tweet posted about 30 minutes later, Cher accused Democrat congressional leaders of “PUTTING LIVES IN DANGER” as per their unwillingness to meet the president’s demand.
🙏🏻STOP THE FKNG SHUTDOWN‼️PPL ARE SUFFERING….PLAY POLITICS
LATER‼️THERES NO WINNING
WHEN AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING ‼️‼️‼️I HATE HIM & EVERY CORRUPT THING
HE DOES BUT U GUYS ARE PUTTING LIVES IN DANGER.
IS IT ONLY ABOUT NOT GIVING IN⁉️JUST DO IT🙏🏻
— Cher (@cher) January 9, 2019
And in yet another tweet posted a couple hours later, Cher urged Democrat congressional leaders to “STOP [the] SHUTDOWN B4 TRUMP does,” lest he be made out to look like a hero, and Pelosi and crew conversely be made to look like “OBSTRUCTIONIST SWAMP SCUM.”
Though she later deleted the tweet, some Twitter users managed to capture a screenshot beforehand:
Umm @cher, Trump is already a HERO and the Dems have already shown themselves to be obstructionist swamp scum. But kudos to you for getting it – they are f*cked 6 ways to Sunday! “Don’t die on this hill”, nice touch! #PANIC pic.twitter.com/4IQHtT6Wc9
— ✨LadyQanuck 🇨🇦✨ (@LadyQanuck) January 10, 2019
These tweets are stunning for the simple fact that Cher has been one of the most vocal anti-Trump voices in Hollywood, using every chance possible to disparage the president and his officials.
That she’s this concerned over the fate of federal workers shows her to be a compassionate woman. What remains unclear is why she doesn’t share this same compassion for the myriads of Americans who’ve lost their loved ones to illegal immigrant crime, as noted by social media:
@cher what about all of the innocent Americans who have been victims of illegal alien crime? Google “Angel moms” i would much rather miss a paycheck than the life of a loved one https://t.co/qiF0VcfdG8
— Truethevote (@TruethevoteNysf) January 10, 2019
What about the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are victims of crime, drugs, sex trafficking, lost jobs & lower wages…all results of open borders & illegal immigration. And what about the 1.3 million LEGAL immigrants who come to the US each year? How is it fair to them?
— AmericanPoliticalFacts.com (@2020Again) January 10, 2019
Cher you don’t give a shit about the victims of illegal immigrant violence. All you want to do as a Dem is to beat Trump and to get political wins.
— Uncle Pauly (@unclepaulyrules) January 10, 2019
You really are a special kind of ignorant, do you even recognize your own hate, hypocrisy and bigotry? Where is all your “care and compassion” for murdered by illegal on Christmas day officer Singh, his wife and 5 month old baby. Let alone all the victims of i.a. crime.
— seeseajersey (@seeseajersey) January 10, 2019
You should have the same compassion for victims of illegal immigrant crime and displaced American Workers! You’re just afraid you’re going to lose people who work for YOU, who you pay little to nothing. Who are you kidding? 🇺🇸
— LolaFlynn45 (@lolazoe5) January 17, 2018
And what would you say to all the victims of drugs pouring into our cities? Or to the victims of cartel violence? In your bubble this doesn’t exist? More children loss their parents to drugs than any other reason. Wake up.
— jim anderson (@jimande71150854) January 10, 2019
As noted earlier, the only reason Cher posted these tweets was out of concern for federal workers. That’s certainly fine, but it does raise the question about why she’s otherwise opposed to the president’s plan to construct a wall along the southern U.S. border.
It’s also unclear why she’s uninterested in the opinions of those federal workers concerned about illegal immigrant crime who do wholeheartedly support the ongoing shutdown battle.
Federal workers like these:
On the show you said “it’s implausible” and “can’t be true” about federal workers supporting the shut down. I’m a federal worker. I will be working without pay. I support the shutdown! I know many federal workers who support it.
— Angelia Morgan (@thecntryangel) December 26, 2018
I’m a federal worker & I’m not worried. I always plan for a shutdown, because u guys fail miserably at doing your jobs!! I FULLY support the President for keeping his promise for border security. We believe in security, stopping illegal aliens, crime, drug and human trafficking.
— April (@april_logue) December 23, 2018
I’m a gov worker. My only worry is that this partial government shut down won’t be painful enough to get the wall funded. Even at the cost of skipping a few pay checks I’d support a full shut down to get the job done.
— Buddy (@cek15) December 23, 2018
Mr president I’m a government worker and retired military, support you one hundred percent keep it shut down till we get our wall. They elected Obama and got their jacked up health care with no Republican voters. We voted you in make them give us our wall
— kevin b (@kevinbpatsfan) December 22, 2018
I’m a federal worker who is mandated to work and I don’t know when my next check is… I say this loud and clear to @realDonaldTrump I SUPPORT YOU AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING TO PROTECT OUR COUNTRY, STAY STRONG WITH THIS FIGHT! #MAGAveteran #MAGA2020
— Amanda (@Amanda58blue) January 4, 2019
I’m a federal worker not getting paid right now. I support what the President is doing 100%.
— Anti-Commi Cat 🌟🌟🌟 (@Rampage09390084) January 6, 2019