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Through the years, we've seen threads come and threads go about the Politics of Celebrities. Usually, it's individual threads about some actor waving a gun the NRA (Charlton Heston) or some actress calling for the White House to be burned down (Madonna).

Enter Daniel Radcliffe, the British actor best known as Harry Potter, less known for his totally nude role in Equus.

He's called out Tom Brady for having and displaying a MAGA hat. Not sure why a British actor would feel it's his place to inject himself into American politics, but I like Daniel as Harry Potter. As for Tom Brady, he used to play golf with the Donald, long before he became president.

Daniel Radcliffe Calls Out Tom Brady For His Support Of Donald Trump: ‘Take That MAGA Hat Out Of Your Locker'

Daniel Radcliffe says he is rooting against the Patriots in Super Bowl because of Brady's ties to Trump
https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/427146-daniel-radcliffe-says-he-is-rooting-against-the-patriots-in
 

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Pretty much VChip. I really don’t care one way or the other what Radcliffe has to say. Or any celebrity either.
This guy is more fitz magic than fitz. Although Harry Potter just begs for the dirty joke this kind of Hexen is no laughing matter,pats are doomed unless they play wicked garden backward during the Masters 45 times To get back that racers edge, doooooooooomed.
 

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I wish we could ignore all celebrities when it comes to politics but then a bunch of idiots enabled them by electing one in 2016. Then they have the gall to tell celebrities to "stay out of politics" when its not the ONE celebrity they like.
 

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I'm okay with celebrities giving us their opinion as long as they're promising to dog walk Tomi Lahren.
 

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I wish we could ignore all celebrities when it comes to politics but then a bunch of idiots enabled them by electing one in 2016. Then they have the gall to tell celebrities to "stay out of politics" when its not the ONE celebrity they like.
Well Actually, When DT Ran for pres that added Politics to his resume' and not just his opinion. In that scenario, there is more of putting your words into actions instead no action just words. I wish other Celebs would run for for Office so we could show what we think of them and their opinion with a vote.

But I have never thought of Donald as a Celebrity, just more of a Multi Million dollar business man. And that's who people voted for, The Business man, not the Celebrity.

Clint Eastwood on the other had... Full blown celeb status. And of Course. Reagan.
 

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And that's who people voted for, The Business man, not the Celebrity.
LOL. They voted for the businessman who managed to bankrupt a casino? That's something you literally have to try to do. They print money and he bankrupted one. Some super businessman indeed.

They voted for him for the last thing he was relevant for - his stupid reality show that made him look like a much more important and successful person than he ever has been.
 

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LOL. They voted for the businessman who managed to bankrupt a casino? That's something you literally have to try to do. They print money and he bankrupted one. Some super businessman indeed.

They voted for him for the last thing he was relevant for - his stupid reality show that made him look like a much more important and successful person than he ever has been.

I can see by your avatar that you are clearly unbiased in the conversation.




The Majority of people IMHO did vote for Trump because A: Hated Hillary and B: was ready for something other than the Lifetime Politician that we always get in the elections.

No more to say.. Gotta split. peace out.
 

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I can see by your avatar that you are clearly unbiased in the conversation.




The Majority of people IMHO did vote for Trump because A: Hated Hillary and B: was ready for something other than the Lifetime Politician that we always get in the elections.

No more to say.. Gotta split. peace out.
After over 8,000 provable lies coming directly from your hero's mouth, you're god dam right I'm biased against lying pieces of garbage running this country and the pieces of garbage who excuse his despicable behavior because they're brainwashed sheep in his ever-shrinking cult.
 

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Well Actually, When DT Ran for pres that added Politics to his resume' and not just his opinion. In that scenario, there is more of putting your words into actions instead no action just words. I wish other Celebs would run for for Office so we could show what we think of them and their opinion with a vote.

But I have never thought of Donald as a Celebrity, just more of a Multi Million dollar business man. And that's who people voted for, The Business man, not the Celebrity.

Clint Eastwood on the other had... Full blown celeb status. And of Course. Reagan.
Trump was always a celebrity.

He was more concerned with what was said about him on page 6 than the Wall Street journal.

Anyone who voted for a businessman hadn’t been paying attention.
 

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Well Actually, When DT Ran for pres that added Politics to his resume' and not just his opinion. In that scenario, there is more of putting your words into actions instead no action just words. I wish other Celebs would run for for Office so we could show what we think of them and their opinion with a vote.

But I have never thought of Donald as a Celebrity, just more of a Multi Million dollar business man. And that's who people voted for, The Business man, not the Celebrity.

Clint Eastwood on the other had... Full blown celeb status. And of Course. Reagan.
How do you even know about Donald Trump to begin with? Every since the 1980's, every time Trump has been in any sort of financial news is because he's running someone's business into the ground, he's filing for bankruptcy, or getting sued by someone. So if you voted for that businessman, well...

As for Reagan, he was involved in actual politics since the 60s, and even was Governor of California before being elected president.
 

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But I have never thought of Donald as a Celebrity, just more of a Multi Million dollar business man. And that's who people voted for, The Business man, not the Celebrity.
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but he actually was a celebrity
if someone told me that they voted for his celebrity, then i'm like "*sigh* but ok"
if they say they voted for him for his business acumen i would say 'man, i really wish you would have paid attention to the metric ton of information out there showing specifically and in great detail how bad of a businessman he actually was
 

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I wonder where was the rhetoric back pre-2016 when Trump was tweeting what President Obama should do? I mean at that time he was just some 2 bit reality TV personality putting his nose in the political arena. Even now, he knows more than US Generals, than NOAA, than US intelligence agencies, and the list goes on.
 

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Well Actually, When DT Ran for pres that added Politics to his resume' and not just his opinion. In that scenario, there is more of putting your words into actions instead no action just words. I wish other Celebs would run for for Office so we could show what we think of them and their opinion with a vote.

But I have never thought of Donald as a Celebrity, just more of a Multi Million dollar business man. And that's who people voted for, The Business man, not the Celebrity.

Clint Eastwood on the other had... Full blown celeb status. And of Course. Reagan.
Nah, they voted for the celebrity portraying a successful businessman that either had an R by his name, spoke lines of populist BS, or catered to their racist sentiments.

Because unless you bought into the Hollywood generated image, or any of those three appeals, there is no reasonable person that would be voting for Trump based on business success or acumen.

Which as the show runners will aptly point out was a tough task to pull off. They had to turn a trust-fund baby that was prone to irrational decision-making, sitting atop a struggling and declining nepotistic business empire - mired in a series of failures that had left them struggling and looking to unorthodox places to find funding and ventures - into an image of a successful billionaire business savant with impeccable judgement.

So if you bought the Trump as a successful businessman with good judgement narrative, simply put, you bought into the manufactured celebrity persona.
 
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The Majority of people IMHO did vote for Trump because A: Hated Hillary and B: was ready for something other than the Lifetime Politician that we always get in the elections.
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and the ultimate problem with is that they don't seem inclined for self-reflection to see whether or not this was a wise path to take
- it wasn't
 

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