Jim Carrey calls Trump 'a bourgeois New York con artist' in scathing attack

Comedian penned a powerful essay speaking out against the president and the Republican party

Annabel Nugent
Friday 04 September 2020 11:50
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Jim Carrey has taken aim at Donald Trump in a recently published heartfelt essay.

In an article penned for The Atlantic, the comedian stated: “Untold American lives have been ruined by the presidency of Donald Trump.”

Carrey asked, “How did a bourgeois New York con artist convince so many people he was on their side?” before joking, “Was it the trucker’s hat?”

The Ace Ventura star also condemned the “fawning coverage” of the president on cable news. “I know funny; Fox News is a joke that’s not funny, and it’s being told at the expense of our democracy,” wrote the actor.

He then criticised Trump “and his acolytes” for their “Totally Illegal COVID-19 Super-Spread Spectacular at the White House” last week.

Jim Carrey arrives at the 2018 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton on Friday, 26 October 2018

In the article, the Bruce Almighty actor also asked, “Where did the modern Republican Party’s cruelty come from?”

The comedian compared the experience of watching Trump accept the nomination of the Republic Party “during a pandemic he exacerbated” to watching The Godfather‘s ”Michael Corleone swear a second oath while his underlings settled scores across the city”.

The president accepted the GOP nomination from the South Lawn of the White House last week.

Carrey also spoke out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement: “Black Americans, who have endured half a millennium of wickedness and brutality, now face more injustice and death.”

Invoking Trump’s favourite nickname for liberals, the comedian implored people to vote in the forthcoming election: “In November, we must vote in historic numbers, gathering all the ‘snowflakes’ until there is a blizzard on Capitol Hill that no corrupt politician can survive.”

The 58-year-old has long been a vocal critic of the president, with Trump often the subject of the actor’s satirical cartoons.

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