'This Is Fascism': John Cusack Says Trump Admin 'Demonizes, Humiliates & Tortures' Immigrants
Actor John Cusack accused the Trump administration of "fascism" and "torturing" illegal immigrants.
Cusack made the claims on Twitter on Wednesday after joining Democratic lawmakers and activists in protesting the Trump administration's policy of separating undocumented children from their parents when they cross the border.
Cusack and congressional leaders — including Reps. John Lewis, Raúl Grijalva, Jan Schakowsky, Luis Gutiérrez, Pramila Jayapal, and Joe Crowley — staged a sit-in in front of the U.S. Customs & Border Protection offices in Washington, D.C.
The 51-year-old star of "Grosse Point Blank" and "High Fidelity" tweeted a photo of the demonstration and wrote that the government "demonizes, humiliates and tortures immigrants."
The legend @repjohnlewis called for silence at today’s action- we obeyed him - as he has true moral authority -we will not obey a gov that tears children away from parents - demonizes humiliates and tortures immigrants - we are all immigrants- this is fascism pic.twitter.com/NMNIkSdW2t
— John Cusack (@johncusack) June 13, 2018
On "Fox & Friends" on Thursday, NRA national spokesperson Dana Loesch said she would like Cusack to provide specific examples of immigrants actually being demonized, humiliated or tortured.
She wondered why there was no outrage when the Obama administration put undocumented teenagers and children in detention facilities.
"There was no objection by John Cusack then," Loesch said, noting that photos of illegal immigrant children sleeping in enclosed cages from 2014 were recently used by liberals to attack the Trump administration.
She also noted that Democrats held the House, Senate and White House under former President Obama and failed to take action on immigration.
"They could have pretty much run roughshod over any objections that Republicans had, but yet they wasted that opportunity."