The theme of Hollywood actors becoming electoral activists this year has been highly prominent in this election season, particularly when it comes to those who are anti-Donald Trump. On Monday, some of Hollywood’s greatest has-been elites released a video titled “Unite for America,” pleading GOP electors to switch their votes from Trump to anyone else.
One segment involves actor Martin Sheen attempting to sway a Kansas elector, Ashley McMillan. In the video, Sheen requests “Mr. McMillan” to follow the example of “America’s Founding Fathers” and become part of a movement to reject Trump. A movement that would need 37 electors altogether to alter the course of Trump winning. However, Sheen’s pitch to “Mr. McMillan” inevitably falls short simply due to one mistake: Ashley McMillan is a woman, not a man.
“It’s my job to represent the people of Kansas on Monday. It was Martin Sheen’s job to get my name right. He failed. I won’t,” McMillan told The Daily Caller. She still plans to vote for Trump, as do all the Republican electors exempt one.
The video also incorporates other pleading and nonsensical begging elites such as “Will & Grace” actress Debra Messing, “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk and musician Moby. Nearly each star gives some form of a vocal jab at Trump.
“I’m not asking you to vote for Hillary Clinton,” Moby says. “What is evident is that Donald Trump lacks more than the qualifications to be president,” “M.A.S.H.” actor Mike Farrell says. “He lacks the necessary stability,” says Messing. “The electors have the opportunity to go down in the books as American heroes if they don’t vote for Trump,” says Sheen.
But perhaps the best comment does not come from any of these washed-out elites in the video; rather, the best one comes from Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and her response to the “Unite for America” celebrity jamboree: “These are out of work actors and actresses embarrassing themselves.”
“One guy [Martin Shen] played the president on the show ‘The West Wing.’ He’s not the president going to the West Wing. That’s Donald Trump,” Conway told Fox News’ Howard Kurtz on “Media Buzz.”
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