Mark Ruffalo, Michael Moore Lead Protest Against 'Absolutely Racist' Trump

Ashley Lee
Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore in front of Trump Tower

Ashley Lee Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore in front of Trump Tower

Mark Ruffalo and Michael Moore teamed up on Tuesday night in NY to co-host a vigil for Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed by a vehicle during a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville last weekend.

A few other celebrities were spotted in the crowd, including Olivia Wilde and Tom Sturridge, who are starring in the Broadway play "1984"; film producer Harvey Weinstein and his wife, the designer and actress Georgina Chapman; and actors Fisher Stevens, Marisa Tomei and Zoe Kazan, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

"We're here today to commemorate a life of an American that was killed by a Nazi on American soil", Ruffalo said.

"If you put Donald Trump in office, you need to think about this before you kneel down and say your prayers tonight", he added. "And we're here to show him that there's a cost for that, Americans have died for that".

Michael Moore has made Donald J. Trump the chief target of his rumpled, moralistic ire this summer, using his new solo show on Broadway to offer theatergoers a handbook on how to oust the president.

Trump was in NY this week for the first time in months, as he comes to the end of a distressingly active working vacation.

Last night, Trump shockingly called out both the Charlottesville protesters and counter-demonstrators as having "blame on both sides", saying there were some "very fine people" among the KKK members and neo-Nazis present at the protest, resulting in widespread criticism for his response.

Moore described the president's comments as "just bad, disgusting".

"He's absolutely a racist", Moore said.

"If you still support the racist, you are the racist", Moore said, referring to supporters of Trump. "He's not as stupid as people want to believe he is".

"David Duke's tweet this weekend was maybe one of the most honest things I saw online when he said to Donald Trump, "look in the mirror, white America elected you, and never forget it.' And Mr. Duke, you got that right on", Moore agreed, "he was elected by white America".

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