One of the stars of US television programme The West Wing has fired a broadside at Ivanka Trump, accusing the President’s daughter of “enabling hatred” after her call for religious tolerance.
Bradley Whitford, who played White House deputy chief of staff Josh Lyman in the political drama, responded to Ms Trump’s message with a diatribe against her father’s policies, his attempt to dispute Barack Obama’s place of birth, and also took aim at her husband Jared Kushner and the President’s senior adviser Steve Bannon.
He also made reference to Ms Trump’s women’s clothing business, which was the subject of controversy after her father Donald Trump publicly attacked a retailer that said it was no longer stocking her products.
Whitford managed to fit all of his grievances into the 140 character limit of one tweet.
Ms Trump’s original message on Twitter said: “America is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. We must protect our houses of worship & religious centers.”
Whitford responded with: “Your father is a racist birther, Steve Bannon an anti-Semetic opportunist. You and your husband are enabling hatred. F*** your shoes.”
Your father is a racist birther. Steve Bannon an anti-Semitic opportunist. You and your husband are enabling hatred. Fuck your shoes. https://t.co/38MK86msM2
— Bradley Whitford (@WhitfordBradley) February 22, 2017
Whitford is not the first West Wing star to attack the Trump administration. In January Whitford’s former co-star Richard Schiff told TMZ that Mr Trump was “dangerous,” and said the President would “do anything to delegitimise the press.”