From Snoop Dogg to Mark Hamill, celebrities are reacting to the government shutdown

  • The federal government’s partial shutdown is now one of the longest in history.
  • President Donald Trump has continued to strike out on lawmakers in favor of his $5-billion border wall, though Congress hasn’t shown any signs of budging.
  • A number of celebrities have shared condemnations of the shutdown, showing sympathy for the hundreds of thousands of federal workers going without pay, and fact-checked some of Trump’s claims on Twitter.

As the federal government entered its 21st day of a partial shutdown, President Donald Trump continued to issue hits against Democratic lawmakers about his wishes for a $5-billion border wall.

However, Trump wasn’t the only vocal figure on Twitter about the shutdown.

From fact-checks to pleas on behalf of federal workers who are going without paychecks, celebrities also took to Twitter to share their takes on the shutdown.


George Takei:

Rosie O’Donnell:

Bette Midler:

Mark Ruffalo:

Alyssa Milano:

John Legend

Snoop Dogg:

Josh Gad:

Chelsea Handler:

Andy Richter:

Mark Hamill:

Many celebrities took aim at claims Trump made during his statements broadcast from the Oval Office

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former communications director of the White House Office of Public Liaison:

Mia Farrow:

Kathy Griffin: