Hollywood actress-turned-activist Bette Midler took to social media over the weekend, where she demanded Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey ban President Trump from Twitter, at least until after the 2020 election.
In a rambling screed, the aging actress urged Dorsey to silence the president’s account, and said “You’ve made more than enough money, [and] Trump is strangling the free world [with] his racist bile.”
Midler joined the ranks of several other high-profile celebrities who have encouraged social media platforms to ban President Trump and his supporters, with a specific focus on controlling the outcome of the election.
Dear #JackDorsey, why don’t you help your country & the planet, by kicking #Trump off #Twitter? Or shutting down until the next election? You’ve made more than enough money & Trump is strangling the free world w/his racist bile. Be strong! You can improve the course of history!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) July 21, 2019
Needless to say, conservatives were not amused with Midler’s suggestion, and took to Twitter to share their own thoughts.
Many pointed out that Midler and other far-left activists calling for the silencing of political rivals is akin to historical figures such as Adolf Hitler, who infamously snuffed out the voices of all who opposed their radical beliefs.
Hitler censored and dominated one way arguments while denying debate, too.
— Scott Adams Show (@scottadamsshow) July 21, 2019
Boy, that’s sounds like fascism or communism. Hmmmmm…. 🤔
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) July 22, 2019
It would be better if YOU GOT OFF TWITTER, IF YOU CLOSE YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT, BETTE. That way, if you close your Twitter account, you will not see Trumps tweets AND we will not see your crazy ranting tweets. It would be a WIN, WIN situation.
— WOMEN FOR TRUMP! 🚴♀️🇺🇸 #QAnon #MAGA WWG1WGA (@LovToRideMyTrek) July 22, 2019
So basically you’re advocating for @jack to be a dictator and take the position that he alone can control free speech. You’re insane lady. If @jack @Twitter were to follow through with this I assure you it would be dead in less than six months. “My space” anyone? #Hypocrite
— Angie Wyatt (@askewan) July 21, 2019
— Ross Fairchild (@RossFairchild) July 21, 2019
Free speech for me, but not for thee. #fascismo
— Nationalist Conservatopia (@WTPatty) July 21, 2019
If you can’t beat them, silence them! Right?
— Nicolás Miari (@nicolasmiari) July 21, 2019