From the moment Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special councel to oversee the Russian probe, Hollywood waited with bated breath for Donald Trump’s obligatory early morning meltdown… and sure enough it arrived right on time.
At around 7 a.m. EST, Trump began lashing out on his favorite social media platform, saying he was the target of an unprecedented “witch hunt.”
And just like that, Hollywood was off to the races.
“You bully. You harass. You disparage. You taunt. You threaten. You lie. Then you whine and cry?” Tweeted director Ava DuVernay, who then went right for the jugular. “You wouldn’t last a minute on the streets.”
Trump’s favorite nemesis Rosie O’Donnell, trolled the president with a series of iconic Hollywood witches, including “The Witches of Eastwick” and “Bewitched.”
And Nancy Sinatra let her Twitter boots walk all over Trump, letting him know that the so-called witch hunt was “so well deserved,” adding an American flag icon for good measure.
See more scathing and hilarious tweets below.
You bully. You harass. You disparage. You taunt. You threaten. You lie. Then you whine and cry? You wouldn't last a minute on the streets.???????? https://t.co/4iQuyezB2H
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) May 18, 2017
— ROSIE (@Rosie) May 18, 2017
@realDonaldTrump And so well deserved. ????????
— Nancy Sinatra (@NancySinatra) May 18, 2017
Special PROSECUTOR Mueller is investigating high crimes and treason. He has full prosecutorial powers. He is not "counseling" anyone. Stop.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) May 18, 2017
An actual witch would run this country better than you. https://t.co/IcHzwqeIsW
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 18, 2017
I wonder how Ben Stein reacted to Robert Mueller's appointment.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 17, 2017
"This is a witch hunt!"
"Witch. Witch hunt."
"Which witch hunt?"
"I colluded with Russia!"
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) May 18, 2017
Before you have the "single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history", you will need a politician
— Ellen Barkin (@EllenBarkin) May 18, 2017
So, to quote Glenda: "Are you a good witch or a bad witch?" https://t.co/4NWdzchXKb
— Mark Frost (@mfrost11) May 18, 2017
@realDonaldTrump Thing is… you're a witch
— Ben Rosenfield (@benarosenfield) May 18, 2017
— Michael Kent (@michaelkent) May 18, 2017
@realDonaldTrump Sir, the only sure way to know if you are a witch is "Ordeal by water."
We hold you under water for 5 minutes and if you live, youre a witch
— John Lurie (@lurie_john) May 18, 2017
Well, this is awkward. pic.twitter.com/AiiXrH2AP2
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 18, 2017
@realDonaldTrump 45 whines no politician has ever been treated so unfairly. Obama dealt w/ birther lie, rampant racism, didn't ???? like this.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 18, 2017
— Charles Johnson (@Green_Footballs) May 18, 2017
— Kristina Wong ❄️ (@mskristinawong) May 18, 2017
I can't wait til they get your witchy ass. https://t.co/Xta4eS9FTN
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) May 18, 2017
— Jake Holland (@jakeholla) May 18, 2017
Today's a good day for Democracy. Thank you DOJ for following Title 28 of Code of Fed Regs & appointing Robert Mueller as Special Counsel!!! https://t.co/EoAfwOymVs
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 17, 2017
Tip for Special Counsel Robert Mueller: Depose John Podesta FIRST, before he can coordinate with others.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 18, 2017
Having known him for years, I believe special counsel Mueller is a very good thing. He is one of the best — independent and no-nonsense. https://t.co/nMQo6aHalM
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) May 17, 2017
If keeping track of week: Mon- Trump blabbed to Russian spooks; Tues- Comey memo; Wed- 1) McCarthy tape 2) Mueller. Yes, it's only Wednesday
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) May 17, 2017
This doj decision gives the WH a good opp – don't comment on the special counsel, do use this time to focus relentlessly on policy agenda
— Dana Perino (@DanaPerino) May 18, 2017