U.S. President Donald Trump calls Hollywood “racist” outside of the White House on Friday morning adding that film industry is doing a “disservice” to America.
This news comes after the cancellation of “The Hunt,” a new feature film about a group of elite vacationers who hunt and kill blue-collar workers for fun. Universal suspended marketing for the movie following the El Paso and Dayton shootings. The film generated a significant backlash on Fox News.
“Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order…. to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”
Trump spoke for approximately 30 minutes outside the White House on Friday morning. Before leaving for the Hamptons, Trump’s responded to a question about Twitter, which many think discriminates conservative views on the social media platform.
“We’re going to be very tough with them. They’re treating conservatives very unfairly,” Trump began, before veering into a diatribe against the film industry.
“Hollywood — I don’t call them the elites, I think the elites are the people they go after in many cases. But Hollywood is really terrible,” he said. “You talk about racist — Hollywood is racist. What they’re doing with the kind of movies they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country.”
It is not the first time Donald Trump has called out the entertainment industry. He has accused Spike Lee, and Tavis Smiley of racism and once questioned why ABC was allowed to air “Black-ish,” calling it “racism at the highest level.”
“They treat conservatives — Republicans — totally different than they treat others, and they can’t do that,” he said.
The El Paso shooter issued a manifesto saying he was acting in response to the “Hispanic invasion of Texas,” which has put the U.S. President under immense criticism.