Actress Kristy Swanson, a longtime supporter of President Donald Trump, is comparing his controversial tweets telling four Congresswomen of color to “go back” to the “places from which they came” to past criticism of Trump’s skin color.
The Buffy the Vampire Slayer star tweeted Thursday that “the same people who are screaming racism” and defending the American lawmakers have been “attacking the color of Trumps skin & telling him to Leave since day one!”
Swanson accused the people upset over Trump’s tweets of being the same ones who have “attacked his immigrant wife, her accent & the languages she speaks” as well as Trump’s Jewish daughter and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who both work in his administration.
The same people who are screaming racism & are defending the Squad have been attacking the color of Trumps skin & telling him to Leave since day one! They have attacked his immigrant wife, her accent & the languages she speaks, they have attacked his Jewish daughter & son-in-law.— Kristy Swanson (@KristySwansonXO) July 18, 2019
Trump’s comments prompted action from the House of Representatives, and it was denounced by a few members of his own party.
Of the women he told to return to their countries — Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) — three were born in America. The fourth is a naturalized citizen.
Trump has maintained that his comments were not racist.
Swanson’s defense of Trump stirred up social media, as mentions of Trump tend to do, with his supporters staunchly behind him and his detractors mocking the idea that referring to Trump’s skin color — which is thought to be a tan — is the same as talking about someone’s race.
When will Orange Americans be recognized as a protected race?— Buttcoin Appraiser (@YourFriendCrud) July 18, 2019
This is discrimination!!!
It's very telling how quickly and gleefully they attack his skin color. Why? Because since there isn't an orange skinned race they feel they can mock it with impunity w/o being labeled racist.— wordsmith cat (@I_am_not_E) July 18, 2019
The main difference - is the people you speak of aren't President of the USA.— theBenfluencer_M🍑🍬 (@benfluencer) July 18, 2019
Have higher standards.
Also, nobody has attacked his children (or inlaws) for their religion. When you join public office, expect fair criticism. Trump is not being attacked for being white.
But Swanson’s words elicited cheers from many.
They are all hypocrites!!!— Angela Murphy (@deploraangie) July 18, 2019
Amen, smartest person on the internet.— J.B. Hensley (@jamesbhensley) July 18, 2019
good to know you are one of the good ones!— maeryk (@maeryk) July 18, 2019
However, she highlighted a couple of tweets from critics of her own, and she promptly blocked at least one.
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