Kirstie Alley Walks Back Trump Endorsement After Tape Fallout: "I Hate This Election"
The actress previously wrote to her Twitter followers back in 2015: "I like Trump … fire at will."
Kirstie Alley is joining Arnold Schwarzenegger in dropping her support for Donald Trump following the leaked tape controversy that marred his campaign on Friday.
The actress tweeted late Saturday about her disdain for the election and noted that she was "no longer endorsing either candidate."
I love this..but I hate this election and I'm officially no longer endorsing either candidate..I'm voting for the woman with the ladder https://t.co/A0trijJvVK— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 9, 2016
2 you out there on BOTH sides of this political campaign who actually HATE voters from ur opposing camp: WTF? Seriously— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 9, 2016
Miraculous how many Saints now live in this country...I feel lucky to recall all the Shit I'VE done. LOVING my fellow man remains my goal.— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 9, 2016
Trump may not have gotten the memo, however. On Sunday morning, the Republican presidential candidate tweeted a quote from Donna Hardy, which was accompanied by a photo collage of his female supporters, including Alley.
Back in September 2015, Alley backed Trump after the Republican candidate was aggressively questioned by Scott Pelley during a 60 Minutes interview about his presidential run.
"Pelley acting like an antagonist asshat," she tweeted. "I like Trump..fire at will." After a barrage of Twitter users criticized the actress for her political views, she defended her position with a series of follow-up tweets.
Watching @realDonaldTrump on 60 minutes holding his own with Scott Pelley.Pelley acting like an antagonist asshat.I like Trump..fire at will— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 28, 2015
When people say "I used to like her before I knew her political views or religious views etc".. I just have to say WGAF?— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 28, 2015
Well since ON AVERAGE half of Americans are Republicans & half are Dems..that would be a lot to hate either way u vote..dumb as dirt ass— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) September 28, 2015
In hot mic recordings unearthed by the Washington Post on Friday, Trump is heard telling former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about his attempt to "f—" Nancy O'Dell, now an Entertainment Tonight co-host. Trump also made additional lewd comments about women, telling Bush, "When you're a star, they let you do it. … Grab them by the p—y. You can do anything."
Trump issued the following statement Friday: "This was locker-room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended."
Hours later, he apologized in a video message released Friday night, saying: "I've never said I'm a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I'm not. I've said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more-than-a-decade-old video are one of them."
Trump added, "I pledge to be a better man tomorrow and will never ever let you down."