Calling for violence against President Trump, or at least casually joking about it, has become fairly routine since 2016. Now actor Jeff Daniels says America needs someone who will punch Trump “in the face,” reports Fox News.
Speaking with Stephen Colbert on CBS, Jeff Daniels touched upon the Democratic Party presidential primary debates and how they should pick a candidate who will give Trump a solid knuckle sandwich.
“This is the second debate out of 20?” said Daniels. “You know, whittle it down, but we need somebody that can take this guy on, that can punch him in the face.” . . .
Jeff Daniels has been a fierce critic of not only President Trump, but also Trump supporters themselves — the latter of whom he has previously uncharitably characterized as being motivated by racial animus. In fact, the actor even compared Trump rallies to a line from “To Kill a Mockingbird”: “A mob is a place where people go to take a break from their conscience.”
“That’s what I see when I look at Donald Trump’s rallies, that’s when I see the lies he’s spewing at these people, and people going, ‘I gotta believe in something,’ and he said he’d bring my manufacturing job back and he didn’t … but at the end of the day, it’s race. It’s race,” Daniels said on MSNBC back in May. (Read more from “Actor Calls for Violence Against President: America Needs Someone Who Can Punch Trump ‘in the Face’” HERE)