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Neighbours star Nicola Charles labelled a racist on Twitter after praising Trump

Former Neighbours star Nicola Charles is labelled a racist over 2000 times on Twitter after calling Trump ‘the best president in modern US history’

Outspoken Australian soap star Nicola Charles has received an onslaught of hate on Twitter for praising Donald Trump as the ‘best president in modern US history.’ 

The 51-year-old actress, who rose to fame playing seductress Sarah Beaumont on Neighbours in 1995, sparked controversy on Saturday when she publicly Tweeted about America’s tumultuous political climate.

‘We have watched on from Australia & cannot believe this happened in America,’ she Tweeted directly to Trump – whose account has since been permanently banned. 

Outspoken Australian soap star Nicola Charles, 51, (pictured) has received an onslaught of hate on Twitter for praising Donald Trump as the ‘best president in modern US history’ 

‘Big tech should have been dealt with 1st day in office. Appalling control and bias,’ she wrote. 

‘You were the best President in modern history & thank you for being the voice of the people. My 2 American kids love you,’ she added. 

Despite receiving widespread backlash backlash for her beliefs, Nicola doubled down by accusing her critics of having ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ – a pejorative term describing a condition where the mere mention of Trump’s name induces hysteria.   

'You were the best President in modern history': Nicola sparked controversy on Saturday when she publicly Tweeted about America's tumultuous political climate.Nicola Tweeted this directly to Trump - whose account has since been permanently banned

‘You were the best President in modern history’: Nicola sparked controversy on Saturday when she publicly Tweeted about America’s tumultuous political climate.Nicola Tweeted this directly to Trump – whose account has since been permanently banned

'I have been called a racist over 1400 times': Nicola doubled down 12 hours later by accusing her critics of having 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'

‘I have been called a racist over 1400 times’: Nicola doubled down 12 hours later by accusing her critics of having ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’

‘If you don’t believe Trump Derangement Syndrome is real, please know that I have been called a racist over 1400 times in 12 hrs for wishing the President farewell. Someone needs to steady America & fast,’ Nicola Tweeted. 

Not long after, Nicola revealed the number of times she’d been called racist on Twitter had since increased to 2074. 

Fellow Trump supporter Sam Newman has since praised Nicola for being ‘brave’ enough to share her political views. 

On the rise: Not long after, Nicola revealed the number of times she'd been called racist on Twitter had since increased to 2074

On the rise: Not long after, Nicola revealed the number of times she’d been called racist on Twitter had since increased to 2074 

'At last. Someone with some guts': Fellow Trump supporter Sam Newman (pictured) has since praised Nicola for being 'brave' enough to share her political views

‘At last. Someone with some guts’: Fellow Trump supporter Sam Newman (pictured) has since praised Nicola for being ‘brave’ enough to share her political views 

Praise: The former Footy Show host lauded Nicola for being 'smart, articulate and good looking'

Praise: The former Footy Show host lauded Nicola for being ‘smart, articulate and good looking’  

‘At last. Someone with some guts,’ the former Footy Show host Tweeted.  

‘Nicola Charles aka Sarah Beaumont of ‘Neighbours’, says Trump — the best President ever. Smart, articulate AND good looking. She’s got it all,’ he cooed. 

Nicola is set to discuss her political views in an upcoming episode of Sam’s controversial You Cannot Be Serious podcast. 

From soap opera to soap box: Nicola is set to discuss her political views in an upcoming episode of Sam's controversial You Cannot Be Serious podcast

From soap opera to soap box: Nicola is set to discuss her political views in an upcoming episode of Sam’s controversial You Cannot Be Serious podcast  

Ramsay St local: Nicola rose to fame after debuting as Karl Kennedy's saucy mistress Sarah Beaumont on Neighbours in 1995

Ramsay St local: Nicola rose to fame after debuting as Karl Kennedy’s saucy mistress Sarah Beaumont on Neighbours in 1995 

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