Behind the facade of nonconformity that has been part of his Hollywood persona for more than three decades, John Cusack is pretty much just like every other A-list actor.
He's appeared in at least one film a year—1995 and 2011 the exceptions—every year since his debut 34 years ago. And, apparently, he despises President Donald Trump just as much as every other liberal A-lister working in Tinseltown.
Just days after fellow A-list celebrity Johnny Depp made a fool of himself at the Glastonbury Festival, suggesting it was time for an actor to assassinate the president again, Cusack issued his own threat. And after the threat elicited the response you might expect, he quickly denied even making a threat at all.
And the spirit of Leviathan strikes again.
Originally, Cusack posted the following on his official Twitter account:
"Message for trump"
It included an image of a church with the following line from the 1957 film "Sweet Smell of Success" that starred Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis:
"YER DEAD — GER YERSELF BURIED"
But that's not the message that the liberal mainstream media is reporting. That's because a short time after he made the post, he deleted it and replaced it with this one:
"Message to GOP rob health care give tax breaks to rich bill -from sweet smell of success yr soon out of power."
Then, less than 30 minutes later, he attempted to defend himself by saying he wasn't threatening the president. He was just trying to say the president's agenda was dying:
"Your so threatened by a movie line - the writer is Clifford Odettes by the way - you can get it on iTunes- enjoy.
"maga crew – trump presidency is in "a death spiral' – words he uses to describe Obama care trump presidency in a death spiral too. But politically he's dead in water – a metaphor – like resistance pics – 'yr dead get yourself buried' a line from sweet smell of success with the great Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis – funny they were exposing the roy Cohn's of the world – trump role model and hero."
But he was far from finished. Cusack, who once took to Twitter to beg Congress to "impeach this insane clown horror show," went on to write:
"I think he is totally political dead - ie [expletive] i.e. Already hit the iceberg."
He then added that he's "totally nonviolent."
That may be true, but it's becoming increasingly clear that while those who utter the words may not actually want to follow through on their threats, there are far too many of their followers who will. It's never been a more crucial time for the church to be praying for our nation and our leaders.
As 2 Chronicles 7:14 states: "If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
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