Comedienne Sarah Silverman took to Twitter to call for a military coup against President Donald Trump — and her tweet quickly garnered backlash from people who said she was committing treason.
“WAKE UP AND JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE,” Silverman tweeted.
Silverman followed up her tweet with one that read, “We’re all gonna die sounds so dire but we are though (all gonna die).”
The tweet quickly sparked controversy, with many calling Silverman out and even accusing her of treason.
“You are delusional. Military? Lol. You, your elitist friends, rioters & the convicts are going to wake a sleeping giant,” one user tweeted in response.
“You’re fighting for a lost cause, Sarah. You’re practically giving Trump a second term, with your incendiary rhetoric,” another added.
“The military won’t be siding with you,” another user tweeted. “Especially after your president ignored them & veterans for eight years.”
“Trust me, whatever side Sarah Silverman is on, I’m sure the cast majority of soldiers are going to be on the other side,” another responded.
The tweet came after riots that erupted in Berkeley, California, in response to controversial far-right speaker and Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos’ scheduled (but ultimately canceled) speaking appearance at UC Berkeley. Trump responded to the riots in a tweet that threatened the school’s federal funding.
“Lock her up. Loonies like this calling for a military coup need to understand that is treason. Who is she anyway? Never heard of her before. Maybe she and Madonna can be cell mates. The lefts use of the Hitler analogy has replaced their racist label. Let her move to a country where military coups are the norm,” one Mad World News reader commented in response to the story.
“I guess all the idiots like Silverman, are unaware of the fact that for a military coup to happen, the military would have to be onboard for said coup to work. News Flash for all the hollyweird idiots, the military fully backs and supports President Trump! The only resistance (temper tantrums) I see, is from all of the snowflakes that can’t handle losing. So you snowflakes might as well hop on the Trump Train! Because the wheels ain’t gonna stop turning until we Make America Great Again!!!” another added.
Sources: Daily Mail, Mad World News/Facebook / Photo credit: Joan Garvin/Flickr