Hollywood reacts to tape of President Trump telling Georgia secretary of state to 'find' him votes

On Jan. 3, The Washington Post published audio and a transcript of an extraordinary Jan. 2 phone call in which President Donald Trump tells Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” him votes to overturn November’s election results, which saw Georgia’s voters choose Joe Biden as the next president. “…There’s nothing wrong with saying, you know, um, that you’ve recalculated,” Trump said during the hour-long call on which he was joined by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and several lawyers. Let’s begin with this tweet from “Star Wars” legend Mark Hamill: “Listening to the entire phone call is like discovering a long-lost episode of The Sopranos.” Keep reading for more…

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“I had pretty much the same call with ‘[American] Idol’ back in 2003… ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes!’ Didn’t work for me either. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ #TrumpTapes” –Clay Aiken

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“i’m generally opposed to someone being surreptitiously taped on a phone call…but not this one, folks!” –Monica Lewinsky

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“How many more illegal, corrupt phone calls does Trump need to make before someone in the GOP decides to actually do something? It’s disgusting” –Colin Hanks

“#Trump, who has spent nine weeks making false conspiracy claims about his loss to President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., told #BradRaffensperger, the state’s top elections official, that he should recalculate the vote count so Mr. Trump would win the state’s 16 electoral votes … ‘I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have,’ Trump is heard saying. My God. That’s a crime! He’s trying to overturn a Federal election. He is trying to overturn a FEDERAL election!!” –Bette Midler

“I need the television academy to find me 327 votes so I can win that 2010 Emmy instead of Jeremy Piven.” –Rainn Wilson

“The audio of Trump with the Georgia secretary of state. Wow. It’s like telling the Nixon tapes to ‘hold my beer.'” –Dan Rather

“Trump must be prosecuted.” –Josh Gad

“11,780 votes. He’s so stupid, he comes up with the number that gives his game away.” –Joy Behar

“He is my President the greatest actually and he will lead our country and the world technically for the next 4 years! #WeThePeople #TrumpWon #GodFamilyCountry #GodWinsALWAYS @RealDonaldTrump” –Antonio Sabato Jr.

“My god… this, even by Trump standards, is shocking.” –Piers Morgan

“Didn’t Think I Could Think Less Of trump than I already do…OBVIOUSLY I WAS WRONG If You’ve Ever Thought For a Nano Second That trump was NOT INSANE, NARCISSISTIC,CRIME BOSS..You’re Wro+ong” –Cher

“This is going to be my new white noise that helps me fall asleep.” –Chelsea Handler

“Trump’s call to Raffensperger is election tampering, pure and simple.” –Stephen King

“in front of the world – #ImpeachHimAgain #TrumpCrimeFamilyForPrison2021 #ArrestTrump” –Rosie O’Donnell

“Please @netflix give me a comedy special right now and let me call it ‘Kathy Griffin makes hilarious and often extremely offensive comments on the full hourlong #TrumpTapes until the DOJ arrests her Thank you.” –Kathy Griffin

“Lock them up” —John Cusack

“This is an insane person” –Sarah Silverman

“Just listened to Trump’s delusional rant on the phone with Georgia Sec. State. This man is beyond sick. … Another Federal Law broken. If Trump is not prosecuted after leaving office we will no longer have a Democracy.” –Rob Reiner

“Listen to this low-level mobster wannabe. He should be in the woods, begging Gabriel Byrne to look into his heart.” –Patton Oswalt

“We elected a con man and a mob lackey and a traitor and criminal sociopath. We have a great reckoning ahead. We’ll do it together. Greg breaks it down.” –Jane Lynch, pointing followers to author Greg Olear’s Twitter thread on Trump

“Is Trump delusional or a pathological liar, that’s the question that’s plagued me for 4 years. Give this a listen, and decide for yourself. Regardless, he and his GOP enablers are a danger to our democracy. This coup will fail, the next one might not.” –Chaz Bono

“The last time a tape like this was released the president resigned three days later. #TrumpTapes” –Debra Messing

“Trump’s nuts.” –Bradley Whitford

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