Cryer taking the first step
“Two and A Half Men” leading star Jon Cryer and Matt Gaetz . Matt Gaetz exchanged insults on Twitter after the actor announced he had donated to Gaetz’s opponent.
Cryer, known for his comic role as Alan Harper on sitcom Two and a Half Men, took to social media on Saturday night to announce that he had donated to Phil Ehr. Ehr is a Democrat who is challenging Gaetz in Florida 1st congressional district in November.
Phil earlier shared a tweet by VoteVets which slammed President Donald Trump after a report in The Atlantic. Later, it was confirmed independently by The Associated Press and Fox News that suggested the President had mocked fallen and captured U.S. service members.
Trump, who has never served in the military reportedly called soldiers who died in World War I “losers” and “suckers” during a visit to an American military cemetery in France 2018. Ehr shared a tweet by VoteVets called Trump a “traitor” and said he “has to go”. He added that Gaetz is the “self-proclaimed #1 ally of Trump” and accused him of doing “nothing but continue to blindly follow the lies.”
Cryer supports Phil
Cryer agreed, writing alongside the tweet: “Rep. Matt Gaetz invited a white supremacist to the State of the Union, attempted to intimidate a federal witness, and endorsed a sociopathic bigot who applauded the deaths of migrants for congress”.
Cryer showed proof with links backing up those comments one to a report about Gaetz bringing Charles C Johnson a “Holocaust denier”, to the State of the Union in 2018.
He also referred to Gaetz’s endorsement for Laura Loomer, a controversial far-right commentator who will be running against Democratic incumbent, Rep. Lois Frankel, in Florida’s 21st congressional district. Cryer posted a picture of Gaetz with Loomer as well as a screenshot of a tweet she wrote in 2017 praising the deaths of thousands of migrants.
After a while, Gaetz fired back by insulting Cryer’s acting skills, saying his former Two and a Half Men co-star Charlie Sheen had “totally carried” the show. Cryer then reverted saying: “Is that why, after he left, it lasted for 4 more years and I won an Emmy for Best Actor in a Comedy?” Gaetz retorted: “What’s an Emmy? Does an award Hollywood give itself? I win elections.”
This Twitter feud led to Charlie Sheen trending on Twitter, with many calling out Gaetz for defending the actor instead of speaking up about service members. There were many shared clips of Sheen’s 2016 appearance on The Graham Norton Show in which he said he was not a fan of Trump.
He also told the story of how Trump once gifted him a pair of cufflinks that he claimed were diamonds but were later revealed to be fake.”
“I don’t know why @mattgaetz invoked Charlie Sheen, to mock @MrJonCryer” one person commented. “Charlie Hates Trump/MAGA, as evidenced by a much-told story where Sheen outed Trump for once gifting him with FAKE “diamond” Cufflinks.” Another added: “In yet another example of how stupid Florida’s Matt Gaetz is, he praised Charlie Sheen”.