Sean Penn Appears to Suggest Trump Take Cyanide: 'May Well Be a Road Worth Your Exploration'
Hollywood actor Sean Penn appeared to recommend cyanide to President Donald Trump in response to the commander in chief’s continued challenge of election results.
In a tweet Tuesday, the two-time Oscar winning celebrity responded to the recently leaked audio conversation between President Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
“Mr. President. How about this ‘recalculation:’ Have you considered cyanide salts from an ampoule? May well be a road worth your exploration. A mercy for man & country that would make your ‘boys’ proud,” Penn wrote.
The phrase “make your ‘boys’ proud” appears to be a reference to the Proud Boys.
Mr. President. How about this “recalculation:” Have you considered cyanide salts from an ampoule? May well be a road worth your exploration. A mercy for man & country that would make your “boys” proud.
— Sean Penn (@SeanPenn) January 5, 2021
Sean Penn has repeatedly attacked President Trump for challenging the results of the November 3 election. The president has alleged voter fraud and irregularities in key swing states, including Georgia. A growing number of GOP senators and congressmen are planning to challenge the electoral college results on January 6.
The Mystic River star has called the president a “Fuhrer” and a “demagogue” who is guilty of the “murder of 100’s of thousands of Americans.” In October, he called Republican leaders “the party of Putin.”
Portrait of a Führer frenzied. Now, Gods most caramelized kabuki mask of a man spends his remaining weeks kicking, screaming, and harming others. May his cries for attention lead him to halls of detention. He is less lame duck president than 9 year old bully-brat on angel dust.
— Sean Penn (@SeanPenn) November 7, 2020
Had it only been his histrionic man-child narcissism, he’d have been a punchline prissy president. It’s his sociopathy & murder of 100’s of thousands of Americans & his vainglorious crew of smarmy sycophants that will define him in infamy. That’s my last tweet on this demagogue.
— Sean Penn (@SeanPenn) November 16, 2020
Penn himself has associated with his share of demagogues.
In his free time, the actor has cozied up to Venezuela’s late socialist dictator Hugo Chavez and Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán. The actor has also expressed admiration for Cuba’s Fidel Castro and traveled to the communist country to interview Raul Castro, who succeeded his brother.
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