Which is Hollywood filmmaker Ron Howard – who recently criticized President Trump in a message on Twitter – will happen when the president inevitably wins reelection later this year? This is what Andrew Pollack, father of one of the 17 victims of Parkland, Florida, High School Massacre, wants to know.
In a New Year's tweet, Howard – the 65-year-old former star who directed "Splash", "Apollo 13" and a long list of other films – lamented that President Trump was "morally." bankrupt ego freak ".
(Ron Howard did not contain himself in a recent criticism of President Trump to Twitter. (Reuters))
Pollack, whose daughter Meadow Pollack was killed in the February 14, 2018 massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School, responded Friday.
"Let's see Ron here," Pollack wrote, "President Trump has given up his billion-dollar lifestyle to save this country.
“President Trump donates his WHOLE salary. President Trump was loved by Hollywood before becoming Republican. What will you do when he wins again in 2020? "
Howard, whose career began as Opie Taylor on the classic television series "The Andy Griffith Show," and later starred in the 1973 movie "American Graffiti and the 70s comedy series" Happy Days, "was responding to a critic who said he was "the only negativity of Hollywood and Democrats" when it comes to Trump, who said the Oscar winner underestimated the president's economic successes.
"In the entertainment industry, many who know / work with Trump think that while his reality show has been fun and long-lasting, he's a selfish, dishonest, morally bankrupt, selfish maniac who cares about nothing or anyone. except his fame and bank account and is moving the US, "wrote Howard.
Howard later defended the entertainment industry after another Twitter user accused Hollywood of being "amoral elitists who hate ordinary Americans."
"Honestly, not what I've seen or felt throughout my life for the vast majority of people in the entertainment business," Howard replied. "In fact, I have to say the opposite. Most are not from Los Angeles or New York. Now Trump is an elite and reality show star."
Pollack has become an outspoken advocate of school safety since the Parkland shooting and has written a book detailing his own investigation into the events leading up to the massacre.
In "Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies Who Created Parkland's Shooter and Endanger America's Students," Pollack discusses his views on gun control, why he blames Democratic policies for the murder of his daughter and the precautions parents can take to ensure the safety of their children.
During an interview In "Fox & Friends" in September, he said he had met Trump five times since the shooting and applauded the start of the chairman of a federal school safety commission to investigate what steps need to be taken to ensure school safety across the board. the country.
Joseph A. Wulfsohn and Yael Halon of Fox News contributed to this report.