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‘Making America hate again’

Lena Dunham and America Ferrera take Trump to task at DNC

July 27, 2016


Hollywood women are using their celebrity power for politics this week, criticizing Donald Trump and boosting support for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. On Tuesday, Lena Dunham and America Ferrera became the latest stars to slam Trump’s comments and policy proposals from the stage in Philadelphia.

“I’m America Ferrera and, according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist,” Ferrera told the audience, referring to Trump’s comments about immigrants.

“I’m Lena Dunham and, according to Donald Trump, I’m like a two,” Dunham said of Trump’s comments about women’s appearances.

The pair spoke together to the audience of delegates in the convention center, following other women of Hollywood, including Elizabeth Banks and Meryl Streep, earlier in the week. Dunham touted Clinton’s bonafides on women’s issues including equal pay and paid family leave as well as access to abortion.

“Donald’s not making America great again. He’s making America hate again,” Ferrera said.

The pair ended by noting that Clinton’s successes were due, in large part, to what Trump called her decision to play “the woman card.”

“As Hillary Clinton says: deal us in,” they said.

Read the full story at The Guardian.


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