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19th Jan 2021

Gilmore Girls star says he didn’t storm the Capitol, praises those who did

“I would have been proud to share a smoke with this great Patriot!”

It’s not usual for a celebrity to talk so openly about their support for Donald Trump but one actor has done just that.

David Sutcliffe is best known for his role in Gilmore Girls, he played Lorelai’s ex and Rory’s father on the long-running series.

There were reports suggesting that Sutcliffe had been part of the January 6th protests which saw Trump supporters storm the capitol but he is denying he was there.

The actor tweeted: “There are rumours circulating that I ‘stormed the capital.’ Not true — though I would have been proud to share a smoke with this great Patriot!”

Not many celebs are vocal about their support for Trump but Sutcliffe has recently liked tweets proclaiming “Men’s politics is best for the world” and calling out “the authoritarian left.”

He has also tweeted his thoughts about when Trump dies, saying he will become “a symbol of rebellion, and replaces Che Guevara on t-shirts.”

Sutcliffe is very well known in the US having acted in 37 episodes of the series, which ran from 2001 to 2007, the actor also made an appearance in the 2016 Netflix miniseries Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.

Many stars have spoken out against the riot that happened on January 6 in the Capitol but there are some famous faces who didn’t, Sutcliffe isn’t the only one with different views.

Actor Kevin Sorbo a known conservative supporter has shown his support for Trump and has also spread conspiracy theories about the attack. His former Xena costar Lucy Lawless has called out the actor for his comments saying “the douchebags that go out and do the evil bidding of people like you who like to wind them up like toys and let them do their worst.”