John Cusack is rolling his eyes at critics, many of whom are apparent Trump supporters, who called him unpatriotic for seemingly staying seated during a military salute.
Cusack, 52, was at a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field when those around him stood for the 7th-inning recognition of U.S. armed forces. Although a photo tweeted by a local news outlet shows him staying put, Cusack says he did rise — it just took him a minute.
"I stood up, just not on [cue] like an obedient pet," he tweeted.
To another commenter, he replied, "Bulls--t. You don't support troops more than me. I want them to come home. A--hole."
Bullshit -you don’t support troops more than me - I want them to come home - asshole RT @antonzilwicky54: And he wonders why people "pounce" when he won't stand for the people who protect and serve. https://t.co/0jkdAUZY6M— John Cusack (@johncusack) May 23, 2019
He then labeled the far-right critics "flag-sucking halfwits. MAGA deathkkkult freaks."
Although he confirmed that he did actually stand, Cusack also emphasized that he is anti-war, tweeting, "Being anti-war — is pro-troops — pro-human." The actor has long been vocal about this stance; in 2005, he began penning blogs for Huffpost in opposition to the Iraq war and Bush administration.
The actor is a frequent Wrigley Field attendee. He was raised just outside Chicago and now lives there year-round.