From essentially his first day in office, Donald Trump desperately sought out celebrities who might support him. Some celebs say they were offered big bucks to show up to the inauguration, but refused.
Russell Brand has a moment of celebrity in the US, making a few movies and marrying Katy Perry. But now he’s focusing on commentary. And during a recent program, Brand opined that allegations of Donald Trump having inappropriate dealings with Russia were a Democratic conspiracy.
“I find myself in awe, gobsmacked, flabbergasted, and startled by these revelations that Russiagate was a Democratic conspiracy,” the actor said in a YouTube video.
Brand continued, “I remember it was seen as a defining issue. … It was in a way being discussed as if it was just an absolute fact,” Brand said. “To discover that it was propaganda, a construct, a confection by the Democratic Party, who of course are now in government, is kind of beyond disappointing because you begin to question and query what other things may not be true. Once you recognize that people create certain truths in order to meet certain ends and aims, the idea that you might be able to trust their integrity obviously dissolves”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.