‘West Wing’ actor feels qualified to criticize the real president after playing one on TV


Actor Martin Sheen thinks that after “playing the president” on TV, he knows what should happen in Washington. So in a fundraising email sent to appeal for money benefiting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Sheen blasted the real president.

In the email sent out this week, which Sheen titled “Disgusted,” he wrote, “My time playing the president on The West Wing taught me what Washington should be like. And right now, with the Republicans in control, it’s far from what we, as Americans, deserve.”

The 76-year-old actor was anti-Trump during the 2016 election cycle. In the email, Sheen continues to reject the president and writes that he’s “disgusted” not only by Trump, but also by “the Republicans kowtowing to their rich special interests instead of representing the American people.”

That’s not all that repulses the star. He’s “most disgusted by the Republican effort to gut health care and social programs for Americans in need.”

While the email lets readers know just how the West Wing star feels, it also gets to its original intent, and asks voters to contribute to congressional Democrats.

Sheen participated in a video campaign in December, trying to convince electors to switch their votes to Hillary Clinton.

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