Alyssa Milano says President Trump may be using cult-like powers to communicate to his followers and fill them with misinformation about the #MeToo movement.
Milano made the remark to Stephanie Ruhle on Wednesday, after the MSNBC anchor suggested during a live interview that a “huge portion of the population” agreed with Trump that the #MeToo era was “a scary time for young men.”
“Do they agree with him or is he using some sort of like cult-like force to try and make them see that?” asked Milano. The question prompted a visibly confused face from Ruhle, who looked at her co-host Ali Velshi as Milano kept talking.
“I’m not sure if you were able to have a real conversation with any American, whether they be Democrat or Republican, that they would side with this kind of behavior,” she continued, speaking of the president’s widely derided decision to mock Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford at a rally Tuesday evening.
“We’ve reached a low where we’re actually mocking people and their stories of hurt and of pain. Who are we? Who do we want to be as a country?”
While most of Hollywood has lined up against Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Milano’s activism has gone further. She attended the blockbuster Senate Judiciary hearings last week in which both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, offered dueling accounts of what happened 30 years ago. Milano’s live-tweeting went viral and sparked conservative ire at the time.
Her presence even made its way to “Saturday Night Live,” which lampooned her presence at the hearing.