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Donald Trump Superfan Kirstie Alley Gets Destroyed by CNN on Twitter

Donald Trump Superfan Kirstie Alley Gets Destroyed by CNN on Twitter

Whoever CNN’s communications department hired to manage its social media deserves a raise, because that individual knows exactly how to shut down people who find it wise to spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kirstie Alley, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning star of Cheers, tweeted on Friday morning that CNN is encouraging people to “walk around in SHEER TERROR” through its coverage of the coronavirus crisis.

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“I now Know why my personal friends who walk around in SHEER TERROR of contracting Covid are simply CNN viewers! I decided to watch CNN myself to get a their viewpoint and oh my God DID I EVER!!!! IF YOU TOO WANT TO LIVE IN TERROR WATCH CNN!! FEAR OF DYING IS THEIR MANTRA! OMG!” the actress wrote.

But the network was not having it.

“Kirstie, you are welcome to change the channel – just like countless viewers did every time “Veronica’s Closet” came on TV,” CNN Communications shot back. “But don’t downplay the loss of nearly 230K American lives. And please, wear a mask.”

Alley has become an outspoken defender of President Donald Trump.

Earlier this month, Alley offered an endorsement of Trump in the presidential race on Twitter, which was met with consternation from Hollywood bigwigs.

“I’m voting for @realDonaldTrump because he’s NOT a politician. I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason,” Alley wrote. “He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly. There you have it folks there you have it.”

Alley’s colleagues were quick to pounce on her remarks, if for no other reason than that Trump, having already served one term as president, is by definition a politician.

“Shelly Long was way funnier than you,” actor and liberal activist Judd Apatow responded.

Patricia Arquette quipped: “my vote for Biden canceled yours out. I have done my civic duty of the day.”

As is quite typical of Trump and his supporters, Alley was unable to take the heat they so routinely dish out.

“Don’t think I’ve ever seen so much name-calling in my life,” Alley complained in a Trumpian manner. “Definitely not on my site here anyway I guess I’m not allowed to have a viewpoint without being called a really nasty names by what I’m going to suppose are really nasty people.”

Bill Palmer of the progressive blog The Palmer Report took a flamethrower to Alley’s attempt to play victim.

“You’re supporting Donald J. Hitler while he’s in the middle of murder spree, and you think you’re somehow the victim here? This is beyond pathetic,” wrote Palmer.

Palmer’s remarks are far from unwarranted. As of today, COVID-19 has killed 235,000 Americans and infected nearly 9.3 million others, according to the Worldometer Coronavirus tracker. New daily cases jumped to 93,000 on Thursday and are expected to top 100,000 within the next week.

Trump, meanwhile, has declared victory over the virus, and his son, Donald Trump Junior, dismissed the world’s highest death count as “almost nothing” during a twitchy rant on Fox News Thursday night.

“People are truly morons,” Junior said. “The reality is this — I put it up on my Instagram a couple days ago, because I went through the CDC data, because I kept hearing about new cases, but I was like why aren’t they talking about deaths? Oh, oh: because the number is almost nothing. Look at my Instagram. ‘It’s gone to almost nothing.'”

On Friday, the House of Representatives released the findings from its investigation into Trump’s horrifically incompetent mishandling of the crisis.

“President Trump’s decision to mislead the public about the severity of the crisis, his failure to listen to scientists about how to keep Americans healthy, and his refusal to implement a coordinated national plan to stop the coronavirus have all contributed to devastating results: more than 227,000 Americans dead, more than 8.8 million Americans infected, and a dangerous virus that continues to spread out of control nine months after it reached our nation’s shores,” the report states.

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