Actress Lindsay Lohan, who in February expressed guarded optimism about President Donald Trump, tweeted wholeheartedly in favor of the chief executive over the holiday weekend.
“THIS IS our president. Stop #bullying him & start trusting him,” the “Mean Girls” star tweeted Monday night in response to a Trump supporter’s tweet. “Thank you personally for supporting #THEUSA,” Lohan wrote.
Responding to another Trump supporter minutes later, she added her admiration of first lady Melania Trump, as well as the two of the president’s four adult children who are affiliated with his administration. “@realDonaldTrump @IvankaTrump @FLOTUS @DonaldJTrumpJr are kind people,” tweeted Lohan. “As An American, why speak poorly of anyone? #FAITH #July4th.”
Lohan’s comments generated responses both pro and con, as well as some that asked, as one person tweeted, “why defend Trump after he publicly referred to u & said ‘troubled woman r the best to sleep with’ that’s not kind at all.” This was a reference to Trump’s December 2004 appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show, in which the future president said of the then 18-year-old Lohan, “She’s probably deeply troubled and therefore great in bed. How come the deeply troubled women, y’know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?”
When the audio received new attention in October 2016 during the presidential campaign, Lohan’s representative said in a statement, “Right now, Lindsay is choosing to focus on the positive things happening in her life and has decided to disregard the comments made about her by Presidential nominee Donald Trump. She is focusing on helping children around the world in need and that’s where her passion is.”
In February, Lohan observed to British media that Turkey was accepting a large number of refugees from Syria’s civil war, and that, “I wanted to try and get the word out to Donald Trump, to kind of bring him over there and have him see all the positive things that they’re doing and how America can help as well.” When asked if this meant she was supporting Trump, the actress responded, “He is the president. And so you have no — ” she began, and then rephrased to say, “You have to join him. You can’t beat him, join him.”