James Woods criticizes Obama on Twitter

James Woods Slams Obama Trayvon Martin Speech On Twitter

James Woods went on a bit of a Twitter rant after President Obama yesterday addressed Trayvon Martin’s death and the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict.

The president’s speech apparently did not sit well with the Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated actor in the context of economic issues.

During the course of his remarks about the controversial Florida case in which the Hispanic neighborhood watchman was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter, the president said “And there are very few African-American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars. That happens to me, at least before I was a senator.”

This portion of Obama’s address prompted the actor to tweet “The only reason people lock their car doors when Obama walks by is they are afraid he’ll tax them to death.”

Among other things, Woods also asked on Twitter if the president could offer advice to other teenagers in America such as those injured in the line of duty while serving in the military (i.e., wounded warriors). Woods also insisted that jobs and skills training were among the best ways to address social problems in the country rather than reliance on a bloated welfare state.

Woods, 66, caused quite a stir on social media recently in connection with his social life. He recently ended his seven-year relationship with 26-year-old Ashley Madison and is now dating 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess who reportedly has had some recent run-ins with the law.

Known for playing many intense, over-the-top characters, James Woods has 134 entries at IMDB for acting roles and several entries for producing, directing, and writing.

Woods has claimed that he had an encounter with what he believes are some of the the 9/11 hijackers when they were doing a trial run on a flight from Boston to Los Angeles in August 2001. He reported it to law enforcement authorities at that time, but the FBI apparently never followed up.

What do you think of James Woods’ Twitter criticism of the Obama Trayvon Martin speech?