'Thelma & Louise' Writer Callie Khouri Blasts Trump Supporter Over Movie Reference at Rally

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'Thelma and Louise' (1991)

"You don't get to use T&L without knowing that they would have blown that Trump train straight to hell," she tweeted.

Thelma & Louise screenwriter Callie Khouri on Sunday blasted a Donald Trump supporter for using a reference to her movie at a rally.

Wayne Allyn Root, a conservative pundit and author of the book Angry White Male, was speaking at a rally for the Republican presidential candidate in Las Vegas when he began imagining a scenario in which the networks were breaking in with coverage of a police chase involving Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, and her campaign chair, Huma Abedin. He then referenced O.J. Simpson, Driving Miss Daisy and Thelma & Louise.

"It's Hillary in a White Ford Bronco," Root said onstage. "She's got Huma driving and they're headed for the Mexican border. I have a name for the future TV movie. It's called Driving Miss Hillary. And the ending, if we all get our wish, the ending is like Thelma & Louise."

Khouri then took to Twitter to express her displeasure at the reference, writing: "Okay, asshole. Where to start? You don't get to use T&L without knowing that they would have blown that Trump train straight to hell. ... if it ends like T&L Hillary and Huma will live on as beacons of empowerment and will inspire more to fight sexist assholes like Trump. ... you never saw the movie or you'd know NO FIERY CAR CRASH. And as for prying this country from your cold dead fingers, have it your way."

Watch Root's remarks below (starting at the 4:08 minute mark).

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