Legendary gay actor-playwright Harvey Fierstein has spoken out against Donald Trump and the growing movement against him.
The Theater Hall Of Famer, who wrote the book for La Cage aux Folles and Kinky Boots, is a long-time gay rights proponent and AIDS activist – and a staunch opponent of anti-LGBT Republicans.
In a Facebook post, he opened up about the growing protests against Trump’s candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomination.
He wrote: : “Watching our people protesting Trump today I have to say that I don’t understand what we’re doing.
“I understand that we must always speak out against intolerance and bigotry and anyone who would destroy American values to ensure their own profits but, at this moment… WHY ARE WE DOING THE REPUBLICANS’ JOB FOR THEM?
“They created Trump. They earned him. As if their hateful rhetoric wasn’t enough, just in how they treated our President, they earned Trump!
“With every racist slight, with every homophobic slander, with every manufactured semi-automatic weapon and oil spill and fracking disaster and shuttered women’s clinic and attack on affordable health care, the Republican leadership built this Frankenstein monster.
“Let the monster they created and nurtured destroy them!”
He added: “What do you think they’ll do if we manage to Dump Trump? They’ll only turn around and give us the next horror from their arsenal of selfish intolerance.
“Look who they have to offer America. Next up is Cruz. CRUZ!!!!!
“Someone who has done nothing in his career but self promote, obstruct progress, and lie.
“Don’t you see that Trump is the radical that makes the dangerous Cruz look reasonable? Even THEY loathe Cruz. But they are willing to back him to the White House.”
Citing the number of other ‘lesser evil’ Republicans with poor records, he continued: “WHY IS IT OUR JOB TO GUIDE THE REPUBLICANS TOWARD A LESSER EVIL?
“They’ve already all said that they’d back Trump if he gets the nomination. Does anyone really think they have America’s welfare at heart????
“My friends… This is the time for us to work FOR OUR PARTY and not for the Republicans.
“They poisoned their garden and can now only grow weeds and briers like Trump and Cruz.
“They need to make things right in their own world or, trust me, they will poison us all. They need to clean up the toxic waste dump that has become their party. We can’t do that for them.
“Meanwhile, WE have our own work to do. We have our own candidates to support. We have America’s future to worry about.
“Let’s do our job. Let’s use our energy to work FOR SOMETHING. Not against it.”