Jeff Daniels: We Need Someone To Take Trump On And 'Punch Him in The Face'
Actor suggests violence is only way to beat president in 2020
Actor Jeff Daniels expressed upset with the current Democratic candidates following their first CNN debate on Tuesday, suggesting violence against President Donald Trump in order to defeat him in 2020.
Daniels expressed concern that voters will still vote for Trump after looking at a picture of a migrant father and his daughter after they drowned after trying to cross the border.
Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Daniels said:
"You tell me that you're going to go to the voting booth and you're going to go, 'They shouldn't have crossed the river.' Now there are people out there who believe that. Go ahead. Vote for him. Do it."
"This is the second debate out of twenty? Jesus."
"You know, whittle it down, but we need somebody that can take this guy on, that can punch him in the face," he fired which was followed by applause.
In May, Daniels describes Trump as a “wing” of the "racist" Republican Party, making a comparison to the KKK.
He then warned that Trump's re-election in 2020 would signal “the end of democracy.”
The actor then compared Trump’s rallies to a line from Broadway’s current production of “To Kill a Mockingbird" he is currently starring in.
During the latest #DemocratDebate on CNN Tuesday night, 2020 candidate Sen. #ElizabethWarren (D-MA) made a blatantly false claim that she saw "#CagesOfBabies" while she was visiting the US Southern Border.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) July 31, 2019
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“A mob is a place where people go to take a break from their conscience.”
“That’s what I see when I look at Donald Trump’s rallies, that’s when I see the lies he’s spewing at these people, and people going, ‘I gotta believe in something,’ and he said he’d bring my manufacturing job back and he didn’t ... but at the end of the day, it’s race. It’s race,”
Daniels comments echoed that of 2020 hopeful Corey Booker, who confessed last month that he had to resist urges of violence against the president.
During an appearance on NBC’s “Late Night With Seth Meyer, Booker admitted he felt like punching the president.
The Democrat said his “testosterone” sometimes makes him want to "take a swing at Trump.“
"Donald Trump is a guy who, you understand, he hurts you, and my testosterone sometimes makes me want to feel like punching him, which would be bad for this elderly out-of-shape man that he is if I did that,” Booker told the audience.