Actor James Woods, a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald TrumpPredictions of disaster for Democrats aren't guarantees of midterm failure A review of President Biden's first year on border policy Hannity after Jan. 6 texted McEnany 'no more stolen election talk' in five-point plan for Trump MORE, heaped praise on the president on Sunday, tweeting Trump “loves America more than any president in my lifetime.”
“Let’s face it. Donald Trump is a rough individual,” Woods tweeted. “He is vain, insensitive and raw. But he loves America more than any President in my lifetime.”
“He is the last firewall between us and this cesspool called Washington. I’ll take him any day over any of these bums,” he added to his 2.73 million followers.
Let’s face it. Donald Trump is a rough individual. He is vain, insensitive and raw. But he loves America more than any President in my lifetime. He is the last firewall between us and this cesspool called Washington. I’ll take him any day over any of these bums. #Trump2020 pic.twitter.com/QlH3C74D1M— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 17, 2020
The post by Woods was one of a number of tweets the actor made on Sunday defending Trump and knocking former President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaJudge denies Trump spokesman's effort to force Jan. 6 committee to return financial records Gina McCarthy: Why I'm more optimistic than ever on tackling the climate crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks MORE after Obama criticized the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic the day before.
The former president said during a virtual commencement speech on Saturday that the pandemic, which has racked up more than 1.4 million cases in the U.S. in recent months and killed more than 89,000 people, has “finally torn back the curtain on the idea that so many of the folks in charge know what they’re doing.”
“A lot of them aren’t even pretending to be in charge,” Obama said during his address, without calling out anyone specifically by name.
The comments by Obama prompted backlash from Trump, who called his Democratic predecessor “incompetent.”
“Look, he was an incompetent president. That's all I can say. Grossly incompetent,” Trump said.
Later on Sunday, Trump also thanked Woods for his praise in a tweet, writing: “I think that is a great compliment. Thank you James!”
“And indeed it was intended as such, Mr. President. Rough men stay the course,” Woods wrote back shortly after. “Treachery, however, is the most dangerous enemy a leader can face. Even Caesar succumbed to it. Be wary. Stay strong. God bless.”
And indeed it was intended as such, Mr. President. Rough men stay the course. Treachery, however, is the most dangerous enemy a leader can face. Even Caesar succumbed to it. Be wary. Stay strong. God bless. #ObamaGate https://t.co/nXnKc1en9i— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 17, 2020
Woods's tweet was also one of several the actor posted on Sunday promoting the #ObamaGate hashtag, a phrase Trump tweeted multiple times in recent days while promoting unproven claims that his campaign was unfairly targeted by his predecessor’s administration.