Alyssa Milano Faces Backlash for Extending ‘Olive Branch’ to Donald Trump Supporters

by Clayton Edwards
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Tuesday afternoon, Alyssa Milano took to Twitter to offer an olive branch to supporters of President Donald Trump. In the tweet she said that she wanted to see Americans move forward together to “heal the nation.”

What the “Charmed” star hoped would be a message of peace resulted in fierce backlash. Milano found herself slammed by both supporters and opponents of the sitting president.

Alyssa Milano Has a History of Criticizing Conservatives

The actress has not been shy about her problems with the current administration. She had openly criticized not only President Trump but also his supporters. She compared the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants to Nazi Germany. In a 2019 tweet she compared the red MAGA hat to the white hoods worn by Klansmen, showing that her opinion of the president’s supporters was not much more positive.

Milano went so far as to state that one could not support Trump and love America. She received plenty of backlash for those comments as well but refused to walk them back.

Both Sides Disagree with Milano

With the current political climate and Twitter being what it is, it’s not surprising that Milano received a heaping helping of snark from conservative Twitter users. Many angry commenters produced examples of Milano’s previous tweets. Some brought up her infamous glare during the Kavanaugh hearings. The message was clear that many Republicans are not ready to forgive her for her previous vitriolic comments.

Likewise, some on the left were unhappy with Milano’s gesture of peace. Some cited racial divisions while others found that they agreed with her previous statements. The difference being that their antagonistic stance did not falter after the 2020 election.

In recent years, it has been rare to see those on the left and right agree on much of anything. However, it seems that Milano’s detractors have come together under the opinion that this olive branch is insincere at best.