Actress and noted Donald Trump supporter Kirstie Alley is speaking out against disparaging remarks against conservatives.
Appearing on “Real Time with Bill Maher” journalist Katie Couric says Trump supporters should be “deprogrammed.”
She also compares Trump followers to cult-like activities and calls out Republican members of Congress for voting against impeachment.
“I mean, it’s really bizarre, isn’t it, when you think about how AWOL so many of these members of Congress have gotten,” she says. “But I also think some of them are believing the garbage that they are being fed 24/7 on the internet, by their constituents, and they bought into this big lie. And the question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.”
Couric’s statement came as discussion of the Capitol riots became the show’s topic. She suggests many right wingers have been fed lies and act as if they were blindly following a leader, much like a “cult.”
Kirstie Alley Defends Political Beliefs on Social Media
As she has many times before, Alley took to social media to defend Trump-supporting conservative Republicans. The actress was very active on social media during the 2020 election period, urging votes to reelect Trump.
Alley notes that she and Couric have known each other for more than three decades but disagrees that Trump supporters need a “deprogramming.”
“Wow Katie Couric,” she starts the tweet of with. “We’ve known each other for 35 years but if you think I need to be deprogrammed along with 80 million conservatives you’re gonna need to organize massive deprogrammers. Curious who they should be. Shrinks or Nazis? I hear both were good at it, yet still failed.”
The former Cheers actress didn’t stop there. Kirstie Alley once again used social media to say being called a cult should be considered a compliment. When coming from an opposing view, that is.
“PS it’s not new to call people who disagree with you CULTS,” she writes in a separate tweet. “Christianity was called a cult for 300 years. Using the word CULT is the buzzword to create fear, hatred and chaos. Kind of obvi…consider it a compliment. It means they are desperate to shut you up.”
It is far from the first time Alley has taken to Twitter to encourage Trump support and defend the departing president. She recently criticized Twitter officials for banning Trump from their site.
H/T: Fox News