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James Cromwell Warns 'There Will Be Blood In The Streets' If Trump Isn't Stopped Soon

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Just days from the midterm elections, The United States feels more politically charged than ever, and a large part of the country is about to BE very disappointed. Actor James Cromwell thinks that if Democrats FIND THEMSELVES on the losing side this election, there could soon be "blood on the streets."


Cromwell, a past Oscar nominee and highly regarded character actor, has built an impressive career out of not being a leading man. In fact, he just won an award for it.

On Sunday, Cromwell and five others were honored at the Carney Awards––an event named after late Oscar-winning actor Art Carney––celebrating character actors and their contributions to film and television.

Cromwell, however, seemed far more interested in the upcoming elections.

Both on the red carpet and in his acceptance speech Cromwell shared his thoughts about the midterms and his worries that if Republicans remain in power we could be looking at a revolution.


Cromwell has been a political activist throughout his career and, like many, he believes the upcoming midterms could be the most important elections in recent memory.

In a time when the country seems more divided than ever, Cromwell worries that it could be a powder keg just waiting to ignite.

Speaking with Variety on the red carpet, Cromwell shared his concerns and opinion on Trump administration.

"This is nascent fascism. We always had a turnkey, totalitarian state — all we needed was an excuse, and all the institutions were in place to turn this into pure fascism. If we don't stop [President Trump] now, then we will have a revolution for real. Then there will be blood in the streets."

Later, during his acceptance speech, Cromwell shared similar thoughts.

"We're living in very curious times, and something is coming up which is desperately important to this country and to this planet, and that is an election, in which hopefully in some measure we are going to take back our democracy. We will have a government that represents us and not the donor class. We will cut through the corruption, [and] we won't have to do what comes next, which is either a non-violent revolution or a violent one, because this has got to end."

Cromwell's comments set off a firestorm of criticism on Twitter and he soon received threats from angry voters.





Cromwell later walked back the statement on Twitter, saying Variety had taken it out of context.




Although Twitter wasn't having it.





Seeing that he was fighting a losing battle Cromwell left Twitter with one last thought.



H/T - Variety, Fox News