Jim Carrey pens op-ed comparing Trump to Michael Corleone in 'The Godfather'
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Actor Jim Carrey penned an op-ed on Thursday in which he compared President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE to the fictional organized crime head Michael Corleone in the film “The Godfather.”

“Watching Trump accept the nomination of the Republican Party in the people’s house during a pandemic he exacerbated was like watching Michael Corleone swear a sacred oath while his underlings settled scores across the city,” Carrey wrote in The Atlantic.

Carrey is referring to a scene in which Corleone, played by actor Al Pacino, orders the murders of several of the family's enemies during his nephew’s baptism. 


Trump last week accepted the GOP nomination from the South Lawn of the White House, an unorthodox move that broke with tradition as past presidents have not hosted political events on the building's premises. 

Critics have scrutinized the move, saying that it is unethical. 

"Those in the audience on the South Lawn of the White House might have believed their lives were their own to lose, but after their big night, they now risk infecting other Americans,” Carrey added. 

The actor continued on, calling Trump a "bourgeois New York con artist.” 

“I was amused to see Trump play the self-made billionaire in Home Alone 2, but the presidency is not performance art. People’s lives depend on him,” Carrey wrote. “Our future is at stake.”

Carrey, 58, has been critical of Trump and the Republican Party in the past. He has previously called Trump “incredibly dangerous” and compared him to melanoma, a type of skin cancer.