Kirstie Alley ignites Twitter storm as she praises Trump for ‘taking charge & leading’ during coronavirus crisis
She’s long been unapologetic ally outspoken about her right-wing political views.
And Kirstie Alley once again ignited a Twitter storm on Tuesday, as she praised President Donald Trump.
In an open message, she wrote: ‘ Dear Mr. President, I wanted to thank you for ur recent decorum, sincerity, & care towards us. You’re taking charge & leading in a manner needed & wanted for this country. I highly commend you for ur boundless energy & willingness to solve problems. Thank you.’
Speaking her mind: Kirstie Alley ignites Twitter storm as she praises Trump for ‘taking charge & leading’ during coronavirus crisis; she is seen in a file picture from last August
Split: Fans either loved or hated Kirstie’s message
Her fans were split, with some loudly complimentary, while others shared their disbelief.
The Tonight Show’s John Melendez replied: Are you out of your mind? What press conferences are you watching? I watch the ones with lies, misinformation, & jabs at Mitt Romney, & others.’
Kirstie retweeted his message with the words ‘BlAh blAh blAh,’ to which Melendez, who was known as ‘stuttering John’ on the late night show, answered: ‘Kirstie, I’m a fan, but you’re way off on this.’
‘BlAh blAh blAH!’ Kirstie retweeted one of the negative comments she received
‘You can tell a lot about people who belittle you for your views and beliefs, when u aren’t even TALKING TO THEM!’ wrote Kirstie
She then tweeted an explanation: ‘I compliment people when they do well … blah blah blah.’
As yet more responses rolled in, both supportive and astonished, Kirstie returned to Twitter.
‘You can tell a lot about people who belittle you for your views and beliefs, when u aren’t even TALKING TO THEM!
My bestie and I call these people CHIMERS ..they ALWAYS chime in when u are speaking to someone else.’
The Cheers actress suggested she would discuss the subject more on her podcast, writing: ‘Gotta speed up my podcast .. I got some stuff to talk about..:)’
Controversial: Fans flooded to share their views on Kirstie’s remarks
Kirstie has long been a Trump supporter, even endorsing him in 2015 during his presidential run.
She tweeted her support after the then-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.’
She then defended her position with a series of follow-up tweets.
However the following year she walked back her endorsement after the controversial ‘pussygate’ tape emerged.