More than 100 past and present cast and crew members from the hit TV shows and movies have come together under the “Trek Against Trump” banner to try to stop the GOP nominee from taking office.
George Takei, Zoe Saldana, J.J. Abrams and Wil Wheaton are among those who called Trump “an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities” in a blistering Facebook post on Thursday.
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They also urged voters to elect Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Nov. 8.
“We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election,” they wrote. “Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the ‘Star Trek’ universe as Donald Trump.”
The group warned that electing Trump could take the country disastrously backward, and said it was imperative to have a president “who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of.”
Casting a protest vote against the two major-party candidates isn’t an option, they argued ― before adding that Clinton has “a deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation.”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.