Actor And Activist Alyssa Milano Tweets: ‘The Entire GOP Should Be Tried For Treason’

Written by Martin Walsh

Though she rose to prominence early in life as an actress, Alyssa Milano has pretty much become a full-throated left-wing activist.

And she tends to spend most of her time attacking and smearing President Donald Trump.

Milano took to Twitter recently and ramped up her rhetoric in a big way, suggesting that the Republican Party and presumably all its members should be “tried for treason.”

Her extreme stance is apparently tied to the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The actress’ over-the-top assertion included the hashtag “#TrumpKnewVoteBlue,” an apparent response to recently released audio from interviews Trump granted to liberal journalist Bob Woodward for his new book.

Woodward released a snippet from the interview that features Trump trying to downplay the severity of the coronavirus.

Almost immediately after the recorded interview went viral, White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci came to Trump’s defense.

During an interview on Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing,” Fauci — who has had a few reported spats with the president — said he “didn’t get any sense” that the president “was distorting anything” about the coronavirus pandemic.

The interview kicked off when host John Roberts asked Fauci if he thought Trump had played down the threat of the virus.

“No, I didn’t,” Fauci responded. “I didn’t get any sense that he was distorting anything. I mean in my discussions with him, they were always straightforward about the concerns that we had. We related that to him. And when he would go out, I’d hear him discussing the same sort of things. He would often say, ‘We just got through with a briefing with the group from the task force,’ and would talk about it. So it may have happened, but I have not seen that kind of distortion.”

Roberts also asked Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, whether Trump broke with his advisers in trying to downplay the virus.

“You were there through that whole thing,” Roberts said. “Was that the playbook or was that the president just going his own direction?”

“I don’t think so, John,” Fauci responded. “I don’t recall anything different than in our discussions that we had with the president that he said things quite similar publicly.”

Trump has also responded.

Trump himself addressed his decision to sit for interviews with Woodward during an interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Wednesday, after Carlson’s show.

Trump said it “wasn’t a big deal” that he spoke with Woodward and that he “almost definitely” won’t read the book because he “doesn’t have time.”

Asked by reporters if he downplayed the virus or misled the public after the recordings were released, Trump told reporters, “If you said in order to reduce panic, perhaps that’s so.”

“The fact is I’m a cheerleader for this country. I love our country,” Trump added. “I don’t want people to be frightened. I don’t want to create panic, as you say, and certainly, I’m not going to drive this country or the world into a frenzy.”

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