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09/08/2019 21:11 BST

Donald Trump Attacks The Entertainment Industry, Calls 'Liberal' Hollywood 'Racist'

The president's tweets appear to reference a controversial upcoming film, The Hunt.

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Donald Trump has slammed “liberal” Hollywood and said the entertainment industry is racist, in a tirade that appears to be inspired by upcoming film The Hunt. 

The president, a frequent target for criticism from celebrities, said Hollywood is “very bad” for the US and accused it of trying to “inflame and cause chaos”.

He tweeted: “Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite.

“The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence, and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!”

While Trump didn’t name the film he is referring to, it seems likely that he is tweeting about Universal Pictures’ The Hunt. 

The satirical thriller sees “a dozen MAGA types [...] wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals”, the Hollywood Reporter previously explained. 

Following the recent spate of mass shootings in the US, the film’s advertising campaign has been paused.

Trump’s tweets echoed earlier comments he made at a White House press conference, where he also called Hollywood racist.

He said: “They treat conservatives, Republicans, totally different than they treat others.”

The president, whose star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame has been repeatedly vandalised, also said “all of the heads of the biggest companies” in Hollywood would be meeting with him.

Earlier this week, Trump travelled to El Paso to visit a medical centre where survivors of last week’s mass shooting are being treated. 

Eight people who survived the shooting are still being treated at the medical centre but they all refused to meet the president, the Washington Post reported

He did meet Paul, a two-month-old baby who was orphaned when his parents were killed in the shooting. But a picture of Trump and First Lady Melania with the baby has attracted attention for all the wrong reasons