Going toe-to-toe with the president of the United States may not be the wisest course for celebrities.
Although they seem to take great joy in firing up their radical left friends, reduced popularity, financial losses and public humiliation await the stars of the Democratic party. These are just some of the many star-studded beatdowns the liberal elites have suffered since Pres. Donald J. Trump made Crooked Hillary the country’s biggest loser.
Here are some of the biggest examples.
The Grammys Go Down Hard
The Grammy Awards had been long hailed the best-of-the-best in music awards. Fans were more than willing to stay up on a work or school night. That all changed this year when the liberal wing of the music industry did a guerilla-style takeover to bash Pres. Trump and America’s conservatives at large.
In a pre-taped skit about who might take home next year’s Grammy for Best Spoken Word, liberal elites lined up to read from the discredited Trump attack book “Fire and Fury.” Anti-conservative Americans John Legend, Snoop Dog, DJ Khaled and Cher did mock auditions by reading from the book. The linchpin was failed candidate Hillary Clinton winning the role. Apparently, Hillary can only win in make-believe situations because like her presidential bid, the Grammy ratings were in the toilet.
Ratings for the event were the lowest in the history of the event. Only 19.81 million people tuned in. That figure was down a whopping 24 percent from last year alone. The feat was so staggering, that perhaps only Hillary’s self-inflicted election defeat was more remarkable. Making the hard fall even more amazing is that the 2017 Grammys went head to head with a mid-season debut of the tremendously popular “The Walking Dead.” Still, the 2017 Grammys garnered more than 26 million viewers. The big question: who will be writing CBS a check for all that lost revenue?
CNN’s Jim Acosta Gets Repeatedly Smacked Down
CNN star Jim Acosta has a penchant for grandstanding in front of the cameras. His attempts to embarrass White House press secretaries, administration officials and even the president himself have been well-documented. But, for those that enjoy instant karma and a good beatdown, no one gets humiliated more often than Jim Acosta.
Early in Pres. Trump’s first year, Acosta continually railed that CNN was “real news.” The president attended a press briefing and made Acosta look like a child. At the end, the president upgraded CNN to “really fake news” while scolding Acosta on national television.
More recently, Trump Administration policy advisor Stephen Miller took Acosta down for making racially-charged remarks about proposed immigration reform.
“Jim actually, I can honestly say, I am shocked at your statement, that you think only people from Great Britain and Australia would know English,” Miller said. “It reveals your cosmopolitan bias to a shocking degree…This is an amazing moment that you think only people from Great Britain or Australia would speak English is so insulting to hard working immigrants who do speak English from all over the world.”
But, Jim Acosta has become the poster child for political beatdowns.
At the outset of the government shutdown, or “lunchbreak” as many have called it, Acosta got schooled on basic civics and math by White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney. Acosta, defending the left, argued that it can’t be the “Schumer Shutdown” because Republicans appear to be in power.
“Come on, you know the answer to that as well as anybody,” Mulvaney retorted. “I have to laugh when people say that […] You know as well as anybody that it takes 60 votes in the Senate to pass an appropriations bill. You know that, right? So, if you only have 51 votes in the Senate, then you must have Democrat support to fund the government. So that’s the answer to your question.”
Hollywood Sinks Under its Own Weight
A quick glance at anti-conservative stars and their industries reveals one thing, and one thing only: losing. Last year’s Oscars award ceremony hit a 9-year low after it announced that Trump-hating Jimmy Kimmel and the liberal elite would make derogatory remarks about the president.
In conjunction with Americans tuning out Hollywood actors on awards night, they also stopped buying tickets. George Clooney has been an outspoken anti-conservative and he has enjoyed a string of box office flops as a result. One of the more recent financial disasters was “Suburbicon.” After backers put up $25 million to make it and another $10 to distribute this little gem, it reported a horrific $2.8 million release. While Clooney’s big words may have cost millions, there has been no report that he wrote them a check. However, co-star Matt Damon may be rethinking working alongside Clooney.
Jennifer Lawrence appeared to be Hollywood’s new go-to actress. She helped vault “Hunger Games,” “X-Men,” and even “American Hustle” into popularity. This success seemed endless until she started with the liberal hate speech. Since then, the $175-million “Passengers” tanked like it was nobody’s business. Sony, banking on her star power, could lose upwards of $100 million.
At the end of the day, conservative-hating, anti-Trump forces are getting smacked in the wallet and their celebrity status won’t last long when financial support gets pulled. The liberal beatdowns just keep coming.
~ Conservative Zone