June 7, 2023
Billy Baldwin sends message to Trump supporters amid impending charges

Billy Baldwin sends message to Trump supporters amid impending charges

Billy Baldwin has hit out against former US president Donald Trump, who is expected to have legal charges brought against him imminently.

Last week, Trump claimed that he would be arrested on Tuesday (21 March), with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office expected to indict him over a “hush money” payment made to adult film actor Stormy Daniels in 2016.

Amid the development, a number of celebrities have condemned Trump, including Stephen King and Star Trek star George Takei.

Backdraft actor Baldwin added his voice to those criticising the ex-president, writing on Twitter: “[Trump] incited a violent and deadly insurrection. Some died and many have gone to prison as a result. He’s doing it again because he knows he’s about to be indicted.

“Is Donald Trump really the hill you want to die on?”

Alluding to the arrest warrant issued against Russian leader Vladimir Putin last week, Baldwin wrote: “Arrest warrants for Trump and Putin in the same week. Poetic justice.”

In his incendiary social media post last week, Trump called for “protests” to “take back our nation”, branding the DA’s office “corrupt”.

His comments have sparked fears of another violent event in the vein of the 6 January 2021 attack on the Capitol building.

Baldwin, though, argued: “Law enforcement, the National Guard and the US Military have learned from not being prepared on January 6th. Trust me… they will be ready for the Trump indictments.”

In another tweet, the actor continued: “ Funny how those who support Trump think I’m promoting violence if they protest his arrest.

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“Protest all you want… that’s your constitutional right. I’m just warning you that if you get violent with law enforcement like you did on January 6th… they’ll be ready this time.”

You can keep up to date with the latest developments on the story here.

Elsewhere, British-American comedian John Oliver mocked Trump during Sunday’s (19 March) episode of Last Week Tonight.

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