When Donald Trump initially launched his bid for the GOP nomination to become the next president of the United States, the world, for the most part, collectively laughed.
Months later, however, as the GOP’s field of contenders continues to narrow, many are starting to realize that the joke is over and it’s time to get serious about stopping Donald Trump.
During a recent Hollywood gala, outspoken “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels made no qualms about voicing his opinion on the urgency of seeing to it that Trump is not elected president.
“I’m not afraid of anything,” Daniels said. “I’ve dodged bullets — real bullets, before — but now I’m afraid because these motherf—ers are coming for us, y’all!”
Though he didn’t say Trump’s name, there was no doubt who the 56-year-old veteran filmmaker was speaking about as he encouraged the audience at the Human Rights Campaign gala “to do the right thing” and vote for Hillary Clinton in November’s general election.
“He’s taking over,” Daniels urged. “He’s coming in to take us down, y’all, and this is serious business. Let’s do the right thing and make sure Clinton is in that f—ing office and taking care of us.
“I don’t think you realize how much they’re coming for us. And this is not a joke. I’ve watched everyone make light of what is going on. They are coming for every one of you. White people are not excluded — they’re coming for us.”
Daniels made note of the recent unrest at Trump’s campaign rallies and the support he seems to be receiving from racists and bigots across the country who appear to be reinvigorated by the hateful rhetoric he has spewed over the course of his candidacy.
“It’s time for us to do the right thing. I’m not laughing. This ain’t funny,” Daniels said.