Actress and singer songwriter Janelle Monáe has caused widespread outrage over a string of recent tweets attacking Trump supporters. 
 
“F—k Donald Trump and every American citizen, celebrity, white woman, black man, ETC who supported him burnnnnnnnnnn,” she stated. Thank you, Mrs. Monáe, for your classy comments to offer a divided country in the midst of a difficult election. 
 
Monáe also quote-retweeted a post reading, “I’m never forgiving Trump voters and that doesn’t make me a bad person. NEVER OR those who endorsed him.”
 
The hypocrisy is blinding. The singer who tweeted in June, “All black lives matter,” now is calling for black people with different political opinions to “burn.” The same month she begged Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to impeach the “racist in chief” and claimed “racists, sexists, white nationalists, white supremacists, etc” make up the Republican Party.
 
Monáe has not been the only celebrity this week to offer hateful tweets. Actor Josh Gad (Frozen’s Olaf the snowman) tweeted, “America has shown itself to be dangerously racist, pathetic and more willing to vote for hatred than their own lives.” 
 
Monáe has since deleted the most recent appalling tweets and offered some sort of statement. “Emotions are running HiGH. Placing blame and anger are easy traps to fall into. Please don’t fall for the bait and the hate. DON’T DO IT. Let’s refocus the energy.”
 
Oh please. It would be more convincing if she just said,“Do as I say not as I do.” At least she would be owning it. 
 
With all that is going on, Americans are on edge. The last thing we need is more division. Janelle Monáe should be ashamed of the way she condemned the 70 million Americans who cast their vote for Trump. 
 
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Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.