Donald Trump has won the hearts of conservatives recently by offering to “help” baby Charlie Gard. The adorable eleven-month-old is one of just 16 people in history to have a disease called mitochondrial depletion syndrome. He is in the terminal stages of the rare disease and, as nothing can be done to save his life, doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London applied to have the child’s life support turned off.
Unfortunately, his parents disagreed and decided to attempt to prolong his suffering, suing unsuccessfully to keep the machines on and even forcing their child to suffer further while they (unsuccessfully) took their battle to Britain’s Supreme Court. The parents have even raised over $1 million to put their baby on a flight doctors say he could not take to the United States for a treatment that likely will not be successful as there is no cure for the disease, which is fatal in infants. No one can blame the parents for wanting to have every second they can with their child, of course, but Donald Trump can be blamed for his poorly conceived publicity stunt involving Charlie.
Recently, Trump tweeted out an offer to “help” Charlie, offering financial assistance to his family — all while trying to strip American children of their healthcare. Thought most people saw Trump’s stunt for what it was, one person stepped out of nigh-obscurity to speak up for him — Lindsay Lohan.
If you aren’t familiar with Lohan, you may have heard her name come out of Trump’s mouth during a Howard Stern interview in 2004:
“She’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?”
Responding to Trump’s offer to help a child who literally has a zero percent chance of survival, Lohan (who apparently didn’t do any actual reading on the topic), launched a defense of Trump.
Replying to a tweet from a Trump fan complaining in a mix of allcaps and weird capitalization about the “CRYBABIES AT CNN Whining About Trump Beating Up Your Logo” and telling the network to “Take A Look At What A REAL POTUS & Man Does,” Lohan begged the internet to “stop bullying hum & start trusting him.”
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) July 4, 2017
The internet collectively said “no”:
I don’t trust anyone who brags about sexually assaulting women. And when it comes to bullying, POTUS flings mud pretty well himself.
— MDistey (@Megletmeow) July 4, 2017
You were more likable strung out and making constant court appearances. Please resume THAT. Btw, Emma Stone is who you were supposed to be. pic.twitter.com/qvYtmdN7AA
— Ailenkadom (@ailenkadom) July 4, 2017
sis delete this before the rest of the gays see it and you lose what little career you have left
— Colin (@colxburke) July 4, 2017
guess lindsay lohan found her coke again
— Lana Del Rey (@suckiesuckie69) July 5, 2017
Omg she’s doing drugs again!
— ☄️™ (@ItzMeMir) July 4, 2017
Must be nice to be white and not worry about any executive order that he signs since it doesn’t go against you
— ☆♡ElectricSusi☆♡ (@ElectricSusi) July 4, 2017
Wow you just lost me.. I was always a fan but girl bye
— WHERE IS #X6???????? (@xxxtinaaaa) July 4, 2017
Are you on drugs again?
— I’m With Her (@AuntieMargot) July 5, 2017
Lindsay sis are you back on drugs again pic.twitter.com/ixdJBMQgr8
— Diana Prince (@wonderyonce) July 4, 2017
Wtf are u doing Lindsay
— chri (@chrisholmez) July 5, 2017
“Stop bullying him”? This man is toxic. He always talking shit about someone. Get outta here with that BS, Lindsay! pic.twitter.com/0I8xTxEhCZ
— Patrick B (@patman119350) July 5, 2017
Girl bye. You had support before but after that tweet, #byefelicia
— Francisco Thurston (@TheeFrancisco) July 5, 2017
Lohan spoke out of support of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election. That tweet has disappeared as has the accompanying Instagram post. But Lohan’s timeline now includes gems like this:
So, um, are you guys gonna stop ‘bullying’ Trump or nah?
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