Actress and activist Alyssa Milano’s Twitter feed was filled with replies after she announced “I’d like to extend an olive branch to Trump supporters.”
Milano wrote “I’d like to extend an olive branch to Trump supporters. I am ready to move #ForwardTogether. There’s so much work to do to heal the nation. Let’s be a part of the solution and not add to the problems we face. My comments are open. Please reply with #ForwardTogether.”
She added “We’re going to need a lot of humility and compassion right now. Anger and triumphalism is less helpful.”
Here are some of the many responses.
Ironically, Milano’s “olive branch” in many cases annoyed Democrats who blasted her for making the offer.
The vast majority of the responses are negative.
Resist Biteme & DemoKKKrats.
You taught me that.
— Larry Schweikart (@LarrySchweikart) November 24, 2020
Nah, there is no unity with people who are racist, believe children should be caged, ani maskers, or believe in Trump period. It's not ok, no one thought we should forgive and befriend the Nazi's.
— Cat (@MsPrincessCat) November 24, 2020
You are also assuming that we want unity with you. We don't.
— Sam Weikel (They call me Juul Capone™) (@War3Karma) November 24, 2020
As a white woman I will follow the lead of BIPOC on this. I’m in too privileged of a position to extend branches I haven’t earned.
— Suzanne (@StClaireSuzanne) November 24, 2020
I'm biracial and I sure as hell won't be offering any olive branches to Trump supporters. I cut every single one I knew out of my life and couldn't be less interested in ever welcoming them back. Good riddance.
— Babz (@BabzNotBabez) November 24, 2020
Nice thought, but I'm not putting any rose colored glasses on. We indigenous folks know how that olive branch deal works out. Good luck.
— Woodsong Photo (@woodswoman55) November 24, 2020
The republicans that want to end trumpism can join us on our terms, not theirs
— Swaggy Vader (@SwaggyVader) November 24, 2020
I’m too lazy to read the comments but I suspect this yielded exactly zero Trump supporters to take your olive branch.
— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) November 25, 2020
Kinda like getting a bouquet of roses and a heart-shaped candy box from the guy that beats the sh-t of of you every day 💝
— Latentem (@Latentem) November 24, 2020