Comedian Chelsea Handler suggested that the generals President Donald Trump has named to major positions in his administration should stage a military coup to “remove” him from office. Handler’s comments follow Trump’s tough rhetoric towards North Korea.
“To all the generals surrounding our idiot-in-chief…the longer U wait to remove him, the longer UR name will appear negatively in history,” Handler wrote. The tweet has nearly 2,000 retweets and over 8,000 likes.
The “generals” Handler is referring to are National Security Advisor General H.R. McMaster, Secretary of Defense James Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, who previously served as Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security. Mattis and Kelly are both retired generals.
Handler is best known for hosting Chelsea Lately on the E! Network and now hosts Chelsea for Netflix. She has been a frequent Trump critic, recently tweeting a photo of herself wearing a shirt that reads, “Sorry about our president” in several languages.
“He’s a big bully,” Handler told CNN’s Jake Tapper at Politicon last month of the president. “He treats people terribly, he’s disloyal … he lies constantly. It’s recorded lies. … He’s also unstable.”
However, Handler also said that she’s “become a better person” and is “more informed” since Trump took office. “I thought that after the election I wouldn’t do politics … but that didn’t happen, so I had to adjust,” she said.
This isn’t the first time Handler has raised eyebrows on Twitter with a Trump attack. back in March, Handler wrote, “I guess one of @realDonaldTrump’s sons is expecting a new baby. Just what we need. Another person with those jeans. Let’s hope for a girl.” She added, “Sorry about spelling mistake. I meant “genes,” not “jeans.” I’m a little stoned. What’s your excuse?”
Donald Trump Jr. issued the following response:
Handler’s tweet that appeared to suggest a military coup followed Trump’s tough rhetoric at North Korea. He threatened “fire and fury” if the North Korean regime continued to threaten Guam. On Friday, Trump also tweeted, “Military solutions are now fully in place,locked and loaded,should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong Un will find another path.”
North Korea replied on Friday that Trump is driving the Korean peninsula to the “brink of nuclear war.”