Actress Kirstie Alley is getting dragged on social media after she posted a tweet on Monday praising President Trump for his response to the coronavirus outbreak, HuffPost reports. The president has been facing criticism over his early handling of the pandemic.
Dear Mr. President, @realDonaldTrump
I wanted to thank you for ur recent decorum, sincerity, & care towards us. You’re taking charge & leading in a manner needed & wanted for this country. I highly commend you for ur boundless energy & willingness to solve problems. Thank you
— Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) March 24, 2020
On Tuesday morning, Trump responded to Alley’s praise by simply responding, “Thank you Kirstie!”
While Trump seemed grateful for Alley’s flummery, other Twitter users were having none of it.
“Are you serious????? What President are you watching?” wrote one Twitter user.
Another social media user referenced the star’s history of drug abuse. Alley has previously admitted to having a cocaine addiction in the past, but she claims that she beat it with the help of her religion, Scientology.
“Do another line or two, Kirstie. It will help you see clearly how crazy your thinking is,” wrote the Twitter user.
Another former fan regretted ever liking one of Alley’s better-known movies, Look Who’s Talking. The social media user then noted that she is glad the actress has only made “sh*tty” movies since then, so she doesn’t have to feel bad about liking those movies, too.
Multiple other Twitter users posted a popular meme that has been circulating around the internet, which shows a timeline of the things Trump has said and done about the coronavirus pandemic — including his early words and actions that seemed to brush off the seriousness of the situation.
Another social media user referenced other celebrities who openly support Trump — including Chuck Woolery, Scott Baio and Kid Rock.
“Another useless has been for trump [sic],” wrote another Twitter user.
In fact, Alley hasn’t always been an ardent supporter of the current president.
As The Hollywood Reporter covered in 2016, Alley publicly stated that she was not going to vote for Hillary Clinton, opting to endorse Trump instead. However, Alley withdrew her support once the Access Hollywood tape leaked — where Trump could be heard saying vulgar things about women. At the time, the actress wrote that she hated the whole election and wouldn’t be endorsing either candidate.
However, she has seemingly since then she’s come to, if not necessarily be an enthusiastic fan of the 45th president, to at least give him the benefit of the doubt.
As The Daily Mail previously reported in August 2018, Alley previously appeared on Celebrity Big Brother. During one episode, she and another houseguest started to get into an argument about politics. However, just before things started to get rancorous, Alley left the room.