It isn’t easy being a Republican in Hollywood, and one former General Hospital star is already finding himself in the hot seat among fans. Antonio Sabato Jr. is definitely upsetting some people who don’t share his same love for Donald Trump.
On social media, the backlash is strong and some of the criticism is downright personal.
@TheRickWilson "Actor" Antonio Sabato, Jr. speaking tonight. You may remember him as Handsome Guy #1 from The Three Stooges (2012). Or not.— The Duke of Nearl (@doiland) July 18, 2016
Antonio Sabato Jr. has ruined my General Hospital watching, budding shipper 16 yr. old self forever. I mean, the RNC, really?— Kris Dac (@KrisLovesMina) July 18, 2016
I evidently already have Antonio Sabato, Jr. blocked, so that's good.— @red3blog (@red3blog) July 18, 2016
Wait..Antonio Sabato Jr is speaking at the RNC? My 1980's heart just cringed. #WeAreSoBreakingUp— Chica (@Chica63) July 18, 2016
As for Sabato, he remains firm in his stance to support the Republican party this week with a speech that will air on Monday night alongside Trump’s wife Melania, actor Scott Baio and former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. He explained his appearance at the Republican National Convention to the hosts of Fox & Friends early Monday morning.
“I’m talking about my heritage and how hard it was to come to this country. I’m going to talk about how much I love this country and I love God,” he said. “I’m here for Donald Trump to support him in every way, shape and form.”
Sabato also knows his beliefs aren’t that popular in the entertainment industry, but he claimed to the Fox hosts that the “Democratic Party doesn’t exist anymore. That party is gone. We’re talking about liberals who are mostly socialists, hypocrites and ignorant.”
For those Hollywood Democrats who fear a Trump presidency and will move to Canada if he’s elected, Sabato also has a strong message for them.
“Go ahead, move,” he said on the morning news show. “See, that’s more hypocrisy there because they know they’re not moving.”
It isn’t all bad news for Sabato on social media; he does have a few supporters who are happy to see a Republican in Hollywood speaking out.
@ImAmberHahn Antonio Sabato Jr will make America great again.— Daniel Renteria (@DannyR00) July 18, 2016
The true test will be on Monday evening when he speaks on the convention floor. Will more of his fans be swayed to vote for Trump, or is Sabato's endorsement falling on deaf ears?
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