Cher found support from some of Twitter’s most prominent conservatives on Sunday, including actor James Woods, after the singer questioned whether Los Angeles could handle an increase in immigrants coming to the city.
“I Understand Helping struggling Immigrants, but MY CITY (Los Angeles) ISNT TAKING CARE OF ITS OWN.WHAT ABOUT THE 50,000+????????Citizens WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS.PPL WHO LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE,& HUNGRY? If My State Can’t Take Care of Its Own(Many Are VETS)How Can it Take Care Of More,” she said in a tweet Sunday.
“Cher awakens to reality…,” Woods offered in response to his more than 2 million followers.
Cher’s tweet came after President Trump suggested on Friday that he would consider ordering the U.S. government to place illegal immigrants inside places like Los Angeles and other sanctuary cities that have historically been more accommodating to illegal migrants.
“Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities!” Trump said in a Twitter announcement. “The Radical Left always seems to have an Open Borders, Open Arms policy – so this should make them very happy!”
Cher’s comments may have been whiplash for some of her followers as the music icon previously took a much softer tone on illegal immigrants and even said she was willing to offer up her own home to take in migrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children — commonly known as “dreamers.”
“Those Who Can Must Take a DREAMER In2 Their Home & Protect Them‼️I’m Ready 2 Do This & ????????Others in MY BUSINESS WILL DO THE SAME‼️SANCTUARY.” she said in September 2017 in a tweet.
A rep for Cher did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.
The turnaround was applauded by some of the Internet’s biggest conservative voices.
“I finally agree with @Cher!,” President Trump tweeted. The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr. also joined the fray.
“Welcome to the Republican Party Cher!!!,” he said on Instagram, sharing an image of the tweet. “Remember Libs you wanted them. We offers to give them all to you. What’s the issue?”
“Wow Trump made Cher into a Republican,” Daily Wire publisher Ben Shapiro said in a tweet noting the reversal.
The Washington Examiner’s Siraj Hashmi jested that Trump could nominate Cher to replace outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
The comments went from there.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2019
Cher awakens to reality… https://t.co/nM5Cm362g1
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 15, 2019
Wow Trump made Cher into a Republican https://t.co/ejsxd3awq4
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) April 15, 2019
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) April 14, 2019
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) April 15, 2019
Welcome to the dark side, Cher. https://t.co/LwbMO08vGM
— Robert J. O'Neill (@mchooyah) April 14, 2019
wtf i love cher now? https://t.co/NGoFk1Befh
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) April 15, 2019
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 15, 2019
Now repost this tweet with everyone else's city filled-in for YOUR CITY.
Now are you starting to get it? https://t.co/T6e3PzdaVm
— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) April 15, 2019
— Jack Posobiec ???????? (@JackPosobiec) April 14, 2019
looks like cher has been redpilled https://t.co/4aBckcs5UR
— Pardes Seleh (@PardesSeleh) April 14, 2019