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Jim Carrey takes a dig at Trump, compares him to The Godfather’s Michael Corleone

"I was amused to see Trump play the self-made billionaire in 'Home Alone 2', but the presidency is not performance art. People's lives depend on him. Our future is at stake."


Jim Carrey has taken a dig at the US President Donald Trump in an op-ed article and compares him with the fictional organized crime head Michael Corleone in the iconic film “The Godfather.”

The 58-year-old Hollywood star has long been a vocal critic of the 74-year-old POTUS and has now publicly criticized Trump as America prepares to vote in the upcoming election this November.

In an op-ed article published in The Atlantic, Carrey wrote: “Untold American lives have been ruined by the presidency of Donald Trump. How did a bourgeois New York con artist convince so many people he was on their side? Was it the trucker’s hat?

“I was amused to see Trump play the self-made billionaire in ‘Home Alone 2’, but the presidency is not performance art. People’s lives depend on him. Our future is at stake.”

Instead, Carrey urged his fellow liberals to vote against Trump and back Democrat candidate Joe Biden with their vote, writing: “In November, we must vote in historic numbers, gathering all the ‘snowflakes’ until there is a blizzard on Capitol Hill that no corrupt politician can survive.”

It was last week, when Trump accepted the GOP nomination from the South Lawn of the White House, an unorthodox move that broke with tradition as past presidents have not hosted political events on the building’s premises.

Referring to a scene in which Michael Corleone (played by actor Al Pacino) orders the murdering of several of the Carleone family’s enemies during his nephew’s baptism.

‘Bruce Almighty’ star added: “Watching Trump accept the nomination of the Republican Party in the people’s house during a pandemic he exacerbated was like watching Michael Corleone swear a sacred oath while his underlings settled scores across the city.

“Those in the audience on the South Lawn of the White House might have believed their lives were their own to lose, but after their big night, they now risk infecting other Americans.”

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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.