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Actor James Cromwell Calls for 'Blood in the Streets' if Democrats Lose Election

More calls for violence against Republicans if Dems don't win elections

 on 31st October 2018 @ 1.00am
james cromwell has warned they ll be  blood in the streets  if democrats don t win elections © press
James Cromwell has warned they'll be 'blood in the streets' if Democrats don't win elections

Character actor James Cromwell has warned there will be "blood in the streets" if Democrats don't win in the coming elections.

Cromwell took the opportunity of a platform while he was being honored at the fourth annual Carney Awards, where he threatened violence against the president and his supporters if Trump and his allies remain in office.

Rhetoric from the left has become increasingly violent since Donald Trump won the presidency in 2016.

This year alone, hundreds of Trump supporters have been violently attacked following calls for violence from prominent Democrats such as Maxine Waters and Corey Booker.

cromwell is a known activist outside of his acting work © press
Cromwell is a known activist outside of his acting work

According to Fox News, Cromwell, a noted character actor known for roles in projects such as "Babe," “The Green Mile,” “Big Hero 6,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “American Horror Story,” is also a political activist who has worked with organizations such as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

He’s frequently been arrested for his role in planned, peaceful protests at places like SeaWorld and a natural gas power plant in New York.

"Blood in the streets"

Speaking to Variety at the event, he warned of the turn that he sees America taking and cautioned there will be “blood in the streets” if Republicans remain in control.

“This is nascent fascism.

"We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state.

"All we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism,” Cromwell said.

“If we don’t stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real.

"Then there will be blood in the streets.”

attacks against trump supporters have been on the rise following calls for violence from prominent democrats © press
Attacks against Trump supporters have been on the rise following calls for violence from prominent Democrats

The star, who previously played George H.W. Bush in Oliver Stone's "W," echoed these sentiments during his acceptance speech, where he warned that he believes the country is headed toward the possibility of a violent revolution.

“We’re living in very curious times, and something is coming up which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy,” he said.

“We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class.

"We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won’t have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end.”

Comedian Patton Oswalt hosted the event, which honored fellow character actors such as Joe Morton, Jessica Walter, Joe Pantoliano, Bruce Greenwood, and M. Emmet Walsh.

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