On New Year’s Day, Ron Howard didn’t hold back when it comes to his feelings about Donald Trump.
The famed director and actor responded to several tweets by his followers. He responded to one tweet that asked why so many celebrities viewed Trump so negatively.
“In the entertainment industry many who have known/worked w/ Trump think that while his reality show was fun and ran a long time, he’s a self-serving, dishonest, morally bankrupt egomaniac who doesn’t care about anything or anyone but his Fame & bank account & is hustling the US,” Howard tweeted.
Before Trump became president, he was the star of a reality show called “The Apprentice.” The reality show was the biggest reason that Trump became a well- known household name in the early 2000s.
Howard has won four Academy Awards as a director. He won two Academy Awards in 2002 for Best Picture and Best Director for the movie Beautiful Mind. He won two more Academy Awards in 2009 for Best Picture and Best Director for Frost/Nixon.
Howard also responded to a few replies to his tweet. In one response he shared that he cast his first vote ever in 1972 for Richard Nixon, who was a Republican.
Back in 2008, Howard appeared in a campaign ad produced by Funny or Die for Barack Obama.
On December 18, Donald Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached. The House voted to impeach on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The charges are linked to his controversial July 25 phone call with the president of Ukraine. During the phone call, Trump pressured President Zelensky to open an investigation in his political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Trump also withheld nearly $400 million in crucial military aid from Ukraine during the time he requested it open an investigation into the Biden family.
In another response, Howard tweeted, “It’s constructive to hear differing opinions and weigh them as you continue to broaden your knowledge and refine your own point of view,”
Howard has never hidden his disdain for Trump. He has been a vocal critic of Trump’s since he took office.
Howard also shot down any hopes supporters had of him running for office in the future. When he began to speak out against Trump many of his supporters and followers encouraged him to throw his hat in the political arena.
“That is very flattering, but I assure you I (am) not qualified,” Howard said. “We need qualified and dedicated elected leaders.”