As we head into the weekend, America’s celebrities are pretty convinced we’re all going to die, thanks to President Donald Trump.
Here’s Sarah Silverman:
Any ideas on how to stop this colossal boob from getting us all killed? https://t.co/XhjHOVl0fX
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) August 12, 2017
Joss Whedon thinks Twitter’s TOS can save us all:
When Trump threatens N. Korea he's threatening N. Koreans. With genocide. @twitter, DELETE HIS ACCOUNT. It's literally the least you can do.
— Joss Whedon (@joss) August 11, 2017
As does former Obama adviser and actor Kal Penn:
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) August 11, 2017
Kumail Nanjiani of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” begged “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson to release the film early:
Hey @rianjohnson can you release Star Wars right now? I don't think we're gonna make it to the release date. Thank you.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 8, 2017
And Chrissy Teigen joked if she should start hoarding food:
honestly should we be getting masks and canned food? how real is this. I am just cooking and online shopping like I'm not about to die
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 11, 2017
Oh, celebrities. They do miss these days:
— The Hill (@thehill) August 11, 2017
Anyway, as NPR reports, “despite” all the rhetoric, the “U.S. military posture hasn’t really changed”:
Despite Rhetoric On North Korea, U.S. Military Posture Hasn't Really Changed https://t.co/dc96NkAtQ2
— NPR (@NPR) August 11, 2017
And the Air Force hasn’t flown any B-1 missions for days:
UPDATE: USAF says no B-1 flights over Korea since Aug 7, which is telling about US military posture. https://t.co/KYxfhXuOd4
— Aaron Mehta (@AaronMehta) August 11, 2017
As for the U.S. Marines, all of their aircraft have been grounded for 24 hours as the service deals with two recent crashes:
MARINES GROUND ALL AIRCRAFT… https://t.co/omWyYAs8O6
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 11, 2017
Not to burst the celebrity armageddon bubble, but the Trump administration is pursuing a diplomatic solution as well:
BREAKING: APNewsBreak: Senior US diplomat has engaged in back-channel diplomacy with NKorea for several months; contacts ongoing.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 11, 2017
And as for South Koreans and their reaction? Meh:
Lol. Shots fired. Young South Koreans sound like they're on Love and Hip Hop. pic.twitter.com/iK4M17HZwT
— quinta b. (@quintabrunson) August 11, 2017
Deep breaths everyone. We’re going to be OK.