Liberal Director Joss Whedon Sneers: Pence Is a ‘Loathsome Swine’

March 11th, 2017 2:15 PM

Liberal director Joss Whedon on Wednesday fumed that Mike Pence is a “loathsome,” “unethical” “swine.” But he’s still better than Donald Trump. BuzzFeed reporters Steven Perlberg and Lissandra Villa talked to prominent Democrats about new-found affection for the Vice President. Well, sort of. 

In an e-mail to BuzzFeed, the director of The Avengers and creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer excoriated, “Mike Pence is a loathsome swine who has every intention of stripping basic rights from most of the country. And he’s blithely complicit in abetting Bannon’s deliberate dissolution of our democracy.” 

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However, he allowed, “Would I prefer he were president instead of the quivering, Tang-sweating, praise-eating, Putin-smooching, laser-pointer-chasing man-brat we have now? Yes.” 

“Other than Hillary Clinton,” the BuzzFeed reporters identified people Whedon would want as president instead of Trump: “Hillary Clinton — includes Veruca Salt, Smaug, and four radishes in a bowl.” 

In mid-November (after the election), the celebrity was in denial, saying that “Trump cannot be allowed to take office.” In January, Whedon appeared to call Ivanka Trump a dog. The director later asserted he had been misunderstood. On February 27, he mocked Trump voters as "obnoxious" and "uncaring." 

The BuzzFeed story also included this quote from an ex-Obamaspeechwriter: 

"I'd sleep easier with almost any other human being as president than Donald Trump," the former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau told BuzzFeed News. "I'm not as worried [Pence] would accidentally start a nuclear war because some Breitbart lunatic floated a conspiracy that got under his skin."