Ian McKellen on President Donald Trump: ‘No doubt his believers will be soon disillusioned’
Ian McKellen is no fan of President Donald Trump whose first two weeks in office have been filled with major controversy.
‘What will happen? No doubt his believers will be soon disillusioned,’ McKellen writes in a Twitter post.
‘The rest of us cannot let him reign unchallenged. The Marches worldwide were a good beginning. Some who fear him say “give the man a chance.” OK — he’s started by removing LGBTQ people, climate change, and state funding of the arts from POTUS’s website. He’s had his chance.’
The two-time Oscar nominee is well aware Trump has his supporters but believes even more people are deeply skeptical of the former host of TV’s Celebrity Apprentice.
‘Some like him, think they can identify with him, believe him because they’ve seen him on television perhaps and think the billionaire and his billionaire team are truly friends,’ he also writes.
‘The rest of us, including the majority of voters in USA, see through the charade: after all, the schtick is not exactly subtle. But he’s riled us, got under our skin, making us angry and despairing that he should have got through to the final of his show and turned democracy into a tv/twitter spectacular.’