- Kirstie Alley said she is voting for Donald Trump because he’s “not a politician”
- Alley believes Trump “will turn the economy around quickly”
- The Emmy winner said she also voted for Trump in the 2016 presidential election
“Cheers” star Kirstie Alley received backlash on social media after revealing that President Donald Trump has her vote once more.
Alley took to Twitter Friday to announce that she was siding with Trump, whom she voted for in 2016, in the upcoming presidential election.
“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. He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly. There you have it folks there you have it,” she wrote in the tweet, which has received over 170,000 likes as of writing.
However, her post didn’t sit well with a number of Twitter users, with some suggesting that her decision to vote for Trump was even worse than her joining Scientology.
“You’re an idiot. You support a racist and you’re in 2 cults: MAGA and Scientology. Bye,” one commented.
“Kirstie Alley has been in a cult for decades ( Scientology ) and a Trump Supporter for a good few years too, it [is] any wonder she is also a Qanon follower too,” another added.
“Kirstie is jumping from one cult to another!” a third Twitter user wrote.
Adam Golberg, meanwhile, poked fun at her description of Trump. Posting a photo of a plant, he wrote, “This is not a politician either. Also it doesn’t suck up all the oxygen.”
This is not a politician either. Also it doesn’t suck up all the oxygen. pic.twitter.com/meq86Pmy0Y
— Adam Goldberg (@TheAdamGoldberg) October 18, 2020
Amid the criticism, many also sided with the actress, calling her “brave” for publicly expressing support for Trump.
“I agree. He thinks like a [businessman] and it is so refreshing. Makes a list, promises to do it, then starts ticking them off. Can’t think of any career politician who does this, except Margaret Thatcher. Don’t care about his brashness,” one commented on Alley’s post.
“Your bravery is appreciated,” another wrote.
I agree. He thinks like a business man and it is so refreshing. Makes a list, promises to do it, then starts ticking them off. Can’t think of any career politician who does this, except Margaret Thatcher. Don’t care about his brashness.
— David Hutchings (@davidchutchings) October 17, 2020
Your bravery is appreciated ❤️__
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) October 17, 2020
One Twitter user who said he was a former supporter of Trump shared why he didn’t vote for him this year.
“But he hasn’t gotten anything done. I voted for him 4 years ago too and realized my mistake and voted for Joe Biden,” David Weissman commented on her post. “We can dialogue respectfully if you like and I won’t force your vote but just hope you think about it.”
Hours after making her announcement, Alley seemingly addressed the backlash she received on social media.
“Don’t think I’ve ever seen so much name-calling in my life. 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,” the actress wrote.
“Stick to your guns. Not always easy to be under fire but always easier than going against your own integrity. & JUST REMEMBER: if it takes thousands to try & bring u down, you must be one powerful Mfer Love wins,” she said in another tweet.