Sarah Silverman to millions of Twitter followers: ‘join the resistance’ military will help get Fascists overthrown
Actress and comedian Sarah Silverman told her 9.8 million Twitters followers Wednesday evening to “join the resistance,” voicing her support for a military overthrow of President Trump and his “fascists.”
Silverman tweeted out a list made by another Twitter user that detailed steps taken by the new Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress on Wednesday. Included on the list was the confirmation of Rex Tillerson as the new secretary of state, and Trump telling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to “go nuclear” if Democrats fought against his newly announced Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
This all happened in ONE DAY. And the day isn’t over yet. pic.twitter.com/tOjEoH3JE6
— Jeff Mueller (@jeffmueller) February 1, 2017
Silverman posted the list with the response, “WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE.”
WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE❤❤❤❤ https://t.co/Y2WZbL012A
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 2, 2017
Silverman back socialist and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary and joins the ranks of Rosa Brooks, who listed a military coup in her column for Foreign Policy magazine titled “3 Ways to Get Rid of President Trump Before 2020.”
“For the first time in my life, I can imagine plausible scenarios in which senior military officials might simply tell the president: ‘No, sir. We’re not doing that,’ to thunderous applause from the New York Times editorial board,” she wrote.
According to polls taken during the presidential race, President Trump was widely favored by members of the military over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. In fact, data published on Nov. 2 has Trump ahead of Clinton 67-21% among military personnel.