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Political pundit Bob Beckel tried and failed to get under the skin of James Woods when he inserted himself into a social media attack on the conservative actor.
The twice-fired Fox News political analyst blasted Woods as a “sellout,” among other things, for a tweet supporting President Donald Trump which sent the left into a meltdown this week. Woods’ tweet had already set off the critics when the president further ignited Twitter with a direct thanks.
This is our last stand, folks. And here’s your last defender. If they take him down, America is gone forever. Vote for @realDonaldTrump like your life depends on it. pic.twitter.com/Yb2IcD9nXJ
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 12, 2020
“This is our last stand, folks,” Woods, an outspoken Trump supporter, tweeted on Wednesday, along with a White House picture of the president.
“And here’s your last defender. If they take him down, America is gone forever,” he wrote. “Vote for @realDonaldTrump like your life depends on it.”
Cue the backlash.
The actor’s name began trending on Twitter amid the fury of the left. Soon, Beckel’s voice joined the cacophony, asking how Woods had turned into “such an a–hole.”
“You’re a smart guy one of the smartest in the world and you side with this idiot. Woods you are a sell out,” the 71-year-old tweeted.
How did you turn into such an asshole. You’re a smart guy one of the smartest in the world and you side with this idiot. Woods you are a sell out
— Robert G Beckel (@RobertGBeckel) August 13, 2020
But Woods, who regularly skewers his social media critics with surgical precision, opted for a different tactic with Beckel, who was terminated by Fox News in 2017 “for making an insensitive remark to an African-American employee.”
“Your brother Graham is one of the finest men I know, and one of my dearest friends. I’ll do him the courtesy of letting this slide. I know he’s embarrassed enough,” Woods responded, adding, “Have a nice day. #INSTABLOCK.”
Your brother Graham is one of the finest men I know, and one of my dearest friends. I’ll do him the courtesy of letting this slide. I know he’s embarrassed enough. Have a nice day. #INSTABLOCK https://t.co/nOQCZWKeHf
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 14, 2020
Needless to say, many of Woods’ 2.5 million Twitter followers loved the exchange.
— The Hammer (@Skihammer1) August 14, 2020
Mr. Woods, you are a true gentleman.
— BigJim (@bigtjjimbo) August 14, 2020
And plenty of others slammed Beckel for his ignorance.
From your first sentence you demonstrate your utter unfitness to converse with one of the smartest men around, much less be a “professional” in the field you are in.
The problem is you, not James Woods or President Trump.
— Santa’s ‘Murder Hornet’ 🚨 Bar & Grill (@SantasTavern) August 14, 2020
You’re a hack. Have you been right about anything in 30 years?
— jim palmer – #Deadname = @spiv (@spivNYC) August 14, 2020
Methinks you’re the idiot.
A man so stupid he does even know he’s stupid.
— John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) August 14, 2020
Woods initially set off the liberal haters with his tweet earlier this week, warning that this election in November may be the “last stand” for Americans who love their country. The president apparently agreed.
Thank you James. Sadly, you are 100% correct!!! https://t.co/tk9k4SJxTa
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 14, 2020
Thank you, Mr. President. https://t.co/HczAjFSIjb
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 14, 2020
The triggered Twitter users responded as expected.
Ah, the James Woods that was so often banned from Twitter for spreading falsehoods is back again, promising doom for America! Pathetic is derived from pathos, James.
— Constantyn (@Constantyn_N) August 14, 2020
Everyone calm down, James Woods is not trending because he was found dead of an apparent overdose. Maybe next time we’ll be lucky.
— George Boboo (@BobooTobian) August 14, 2020
James Woods and Chuck Woolery need to retire to the Actors Home in SoCal and sit and play bingo with the others who never quite became the legends they are in their minds https://t.co/XxAeMA7YLQ
— Ron Gartner (@rongartner1) August 14, 2020
When you wake up and find that James Woods blocked you even though you’ve never even spoken to the moron.
It’s going to be a good day 😂 pic.twitter.com/gtz1SAVRED
— Lady Jaye (@LadyJayPersists) August 14, 2020
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