“Avengers” director Joss Whedon tweeted Wednesday that he wants President Donald Trump to die. He also claimed that the president was “killing this country” and “emboldening monsters.”
Donald trump is killing this country. Some of it quickly, some slowly, but he spoils and destroys everything he touches. He emboldens monsters, wielding guns, governmental power, or just smug doublespeak. Or Russia. My hate and sadness are exhausting. Die, Don. Just quietly die.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) April 4, 2018
Whedon, who also wrote and directed the cult classic “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” has attacked President Trump many times before. Last month, Whedon suggested that Trump was an illegitimate occupant of the White House.
Saw the White House for the first time! Do the Obamas know they have squatters?
— Joss Whedon (@joss) March 26, 2018
Whedon has also viciously attacked House Speaker Paul Ryan, suggesting that his gruesome death would be funny.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) January 14, 2017
Most recently, Whedon has been criticized for his treatment of the women in his personal life while he built television shows around strong female characters and proclaimed himself a feminist.
Just 24 hours prior to wishing death on the president, Whedon commented about the amount of hate he receives on Twitter.
i get a lot of hate on twitter but not as much as a woman or season two of anything
— Joss Whedon (@joss) April 3, 2018
It’s a safe bet he’s getting more of it now.