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Trump officials tried to recruit 274 celebrities — including many like George Clooney and Chrissy Teigen who openly despise him — to star in TV ads about COVID-19

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Post by Admin on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 16:44

How deluded is he??


https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-admin-tried-recruit-hostile-celebrities-for-covid-19-ads-2020-10?r=US&IR=T


Trump officials tried to recruit 274 celebrities — including many like George Clooney and Chrissy Teigen who openly despise him — to star in TV ads about COVID-19

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George Clooney (left) has been a frequent critic of President Trump, and the president has gone so far as to block Chrissy Teigen (right) on Twitter. Yet both were on a list of celebrities the White House wanted to ask to appear in a series of coronavirus PSAs. Getty/Getty



  • Politico obtained a list of 274 celebrities considered for a White House public service announcement about the coronavirus.

  • Those on the list include many who have been critical of the president, including Chrissy Teigen, George Clooney, and Meryl Streep. 

  • Only two people on the list are highlighted as saying yes to the offer — Dennis Quaid and Marc Anthony.  



More than 250 celebrities were approached to appear in a White House public service announcement about the coronavirus, but the vast majority never responded to the pitch, according to Politico. 

Politico first broke the news about the ad campaign last month, and on Thursday published a full list of the 274 celebrities approached.

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Meryl Streep was also approached to appear in the ad campaign. She bashed the president during her acceptance speech at the 2017 Golden Globes. The actress is pictured at the 2012 Oscars. Rick Rowell/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images
The document was handed over to the House Oversight Committee as they investigate the requisitioning of $300 million in Centers for Disease Control funding for the ad campaign, due to run before election day.


The project was overseen by the Health and Human Services department, which hired outside contractors to sound out the celebrities in question.

Two sources in the department told Politico that the ad campaign is no longer expected to run before the election, if at all. 
The document includes A-list celebrities mostly from the movie and music industries, many of whom have been critical of President Donald Trump, such as Chrissy Teigen, George Clooney, and Meryl Streep.

The spreadsheet includes notes about almost every celebrity on the list, including background on their political allegiances and whether they have said anything negative about Trump.

For example, the note next to singer Billie Eilish's name on the list details how she "made a political statement on gun control in 2019" and said Trump "is destroying our country and everything we care about." 

In some cases, the notes also include background on celebrities' criminal histories. Jay-Z is listed as being potentially interested in appearing in the ads, but the list noted that he was "arrested for assault and...sentenced to three years probation." 

In another column next to each celebrity's name is information on the kind of Americans they appeal to. For example, rapper Cardi B is listed as appealing to Black Americans, "super spreaders," and the general population. It's unclear what kind of demographic would encompass super spreaders. 

The only two celebrities seen as committing to the project on the document are actor Dennis Quaid and singer Marc Anthony.

Politico reported that gospel singer CeCe Winans was also committed to take part in the campaign. Quaid and Winans dropped out of the project last month, following Politico's initial report on the PSA campaign, saying that their initial interest was not meant to be political.
According to Politico, George Lopez was committed to the campaign as well, and was supposed to appear in an ad with Dr. Anthony Fauci.
But according to contractor notes from a September 29 meeting , the ad was "not moving forward due to previous concerns regarding his [Lopez's] comments regarding the president."

A few celebrities are listed as being potentially interested in working on the project, including John Krasinski, Morgan Freeman, and even Alec Baldwin, who portrays the president on "Saturday Night Live."

Several celebrities are listed as having declined the project, including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Mark Wahlberg, and Britney Spears. The vast majority are listed as awaiting response. 

When contacted for comment, an HHS spokesperson pointed to recent testimony by HHS Secretary Alex Azar that the campaign in question is now under "strategic review."
 
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Post by Missa on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 17:00

The comment under George’s name on the list is pretty funny. It mentions his 2012 arrest outside the Sudanese embassy in DC and then just says “lifelong liberal Democrat”. Lol, what were they thinking?
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Post by Admin on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 17:05

“lifelong liberal Democrat” - whaaaaaat??!!  Nobody told me?!!  Sofa bounce
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Post by annemarie on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 17:38

The people who work for him are as dumb as he is.

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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 30 Oct 2020, 17:41

Ridiculous, given this profound and moving speech by Meryl at the Golden Globes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBGK-JQDYi0

And fitting that she should be presenting the CPJ award this year

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Post by LizzyNY on Sat 31 Oct 2020, 01:31

It's interesting that they list Marc Anthony as saying yes to the offer because I just saw an ad he did that is very much pro-Puerto Rico and decidedly anti-Trump.

The only  way I can see any of these stars doing this is if was totally non-political and all about how to stay safe during the pandemic. Even then I think there are better ways for the CDC to spend all that money.
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Post by Admin on Sat 31 Oct 2020, 09:37

There's so much misinformation out there, that I think a campaign would probably be a good idea.  They just need to keep it seprate from politics.
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Post by LizzyNY on Sat 31 Oct 2020, 14:34

Honestly, Katie, I think it's too late for that. Anything that comes from the drumpf administration is totally useless. First, they can't keep anything separate from politics. Second, his base won't follow medical advice and the rest of the country doesn't trust the information the government is giving out.

Maybe after the election something will change. Either that or enough people in drumpf's base will get sick and finally realize that this isn't a hoax to make drumpf look bad.
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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 04 Nov 2020, 19:17


Good evening.

How are we all across the pond?

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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 04 Nov 2020, 20:31

Don't ask! facepalm
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Post by annemarie on Wed 04 Nov 2020, 20:34

I agree with Lizzy. We are still waiting to see who won it could go either way at this point.

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Post by Admin on Wed 04 Nov 2020, 20:42

Can we take this to the general chit chat thread? Pretty please?
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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 04 Nov 2020, 20:52

Katie - Why not stick it in "The Serious Side"? That's where most of the political stuff's been living.
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Post by Admin on Wed 04 Nov 2020, 21:20

No worries, reply in whichever thread you prefer - just please not a George Clooney thread!
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Post by annemarie on Wed 04 Nov 2020, 22:04

Sorry Katie.

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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 04 Nov 2020, 22:54


Totally my fault, Katie. Many apologies.

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Post by LizzyNY on Thu 05 Nov 2020, 02:04

So sorry. Sometimes one thing leads to another and before you know it ... well, you know what happens. Will try really hard not to do it again.
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Post by Admin on Thu 05 Nov 2020, 09:14

No need for apologies, folks! We've gone off topic a million times before and will do at least another million times!
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