Comedian Sarah Silverman appeared to call for a military coup in a tweet last night, as protests against far-right Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos turned violent, reports The Daily Mail.
WAKE UP & JOIN THE RESISTANCE. ONCE THE MILITARY IS W US FASCISTS GET OVERTHROWN. MAD KING & HIS HANDLERS GO BYE BYE❤❤❤❤ https://t.co/Y2WZbL012A
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) February 2, 2017
Trump supporters and conservatives were quick to tear Silverman’s tweet to shreds, calling for her to be arrested for treason and even using anti-Semitic rhetoric against the Jewish stand-up comedian.
Comedians aren’t the only ones calling for a coup. In a blog post for Foreign Policy magazine, Rosa Brooks, a former Obama administration official, outlined four ways to “get rid” of President Trump, including declaring him mentally unfit for command or carrying out a military coup.
This morning, President Trump responded to the protests by threatening to cut the school’s federal funding. That would be a major blow to the nation’s education system, since Berkeley is the nation’s top-ranked public university.
During the presidential campaign, funnywoman Silverman got serious about politics – becoming an outspoken supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Though she stumped for Sanders on the campaign trail, Silverman switched allegiances to Sec. Hillary Clinton, when the former first lady won the party’s nomination.
She even elicited boos at the Democratic National Convention, when she told the ‘Bernie or Busters’ that they were ‘being ridiculous’.