Pete Evans has been slammed by fans after he praised American President Donald Trump’s handling of the race riots following the death of George Floyd.
The 47-year-old celebrity chef reposted a video of Trump announcing new measures to stop violent protestors and captioned the post with a love heart emoji.
Fans immediately hit back at Pete for sharing the footage, and also criticised him for supporting the President.
‘I have no respect left for you’: Pete Evans’ fans turned on him when he praised Donald Trump’s handling of the race riots on Tuesday
‘I have no respect left for you Pete!! How can you agree with him when black people don’t have the same rights?’ one person commented.
‘How can anyone support Trump! He’s clearly incompetent in COVID-19, contributed to such division in the States and gives tax breaks to the very rich while the poor get poorer,’ another person said.
‘I’m so confused, what is to love about this?’ one person wrote. ‘A Trump supporter? Yuck,’ another said.
One person wrote: ‘I wouldn’t listen to everything Trump has to say, he is spreading fake news and leaving crumbs to the truthers.’
Post: The celebrity chef reposted a video of Trump (pictured) announcing his new measures to stop violent protestors alongside a love heart emoji
‘You have always been someone I’ve looked up to with your consistent messages of peace and love. So the fact that you’re endorsing this man and his fight fire with fire proposal is truly appalling,’ one person commented.
‘I’m hoping you’re just unfamiliar with how much he has divided our nation in three years and has earned his reputation for promoting the exact opposite of peace and love,’ the person added.
This comes after broadcaster Ben Fordham revealed that the celebrity chef may be considering a career in politics.
Speaking on his 2GB radio show on Monday, Ben explained that a fan had suggested the idea to Pete on social media and he responded with: ‘Stay tuned’.
‘What is to love about this?’ Fans immediately hit back at Pete for sharing the footage, and also criticised him for supporting the President
New career? This comes after radio host Ben Fordham revealed that the celebrity chef may be considering a career in politics
Meanwhile, protests and riots have erupted across the U.S. after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died in Minneapolis last Monday after a white cop pressed his knee against his neck for eight minutes.
The officer involved, Derek Michael Chauvin, was charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter days after footage of the incident went viral.
Protesters took to the streets demanding reform after what many consider another senseless death and example of police brutality.
Mr Floyd had been accused of using a counterfeit $20 bill at a deli.
President Donald Trump declared himself the ‘law and order president’ Monday night
President Donald Trump declared himself the ‘law and order president’ Monday night as law enforcement officials used rubber bullets, tear gas and officers on horseback to clear out protesters so Trump could walk to an historic church across from the White House for a photo-op.
‘I am your president of law and order,’ Trump said in the Rose Garden as the split screen on televisions across the nation showed peaceful protesters being fired upon and cleared out 30 minutes before Washington D.C.’s curfew went into affect.
On Monday Trump left the White House and walked across the street to the historic church, which was partially burned in protests the night prior, to pose for photos with a Bible in hand.
Military vehicles carrying National Guard personnel drive along West Executive Drive inside the White House complex on Monday afternoon
Trump was allegedly angry about news coverage that he fled into a White House bunker on Friday during George Floyd protests, and told his aides he wanted to be seen outside the White House gates, prompting his walk to St. Johns, according to CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlin Collins.
But his photo shoot triggered outrage from church leaders and rival politicians, and led Arlington County police to pull their officers out of the capital after they were used to charge at protesters.
Gini Gerbasi, a rector at St. John’s Church, revealed in a shaken Facebook post that she and other Black Lives Matter organizers were passing out water and help to protesters alongside fellow clergy and laypeople, when police flooded the area, pushing protesters, deploying tear gas, and unleashing rubber bullets.
Police begin to clear demonstrators as they gather to protest the death of George Floyd
Police clear demonstrators from Lafayette Park with the White House in the background
‘That man turned it into a BATTLE GROUND first, and a cheap political stunt second,’ Gerbasi said.
During his remarks in the Rose Garden, Trump made reference to the 1807 Insurrection Act and said he would deploy the U.S. military even in the cases where governors don’t seek to call out the National Guard – although he didn’t name it explicitly.
He spoke after truckloads full of D.C. Guard members were spotted south of the White House. The military was also sending troops from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and possibly Fort Belvoir in Virginia, NBC News reported.
Protesters are tear gassed as the police disperse them near the White House
‘If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,’ Trump said in the Rose Garden, where bangs and tear gas canister firings punctuated his remarks.
‘I am mobilizing all federal and local resources, civilian and military, to protect the rights of law abiding Americans,’ Trump said.
New York Andrew Cuomo slammed the president as ‘shameful’ for using military force to disperse peaceful protesters for his own agenda.
A protester is arrested near the White House
‘The president is calling out the American military against American citizens. He used the military to push out a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op at a church. It’s all just a reality TV show for this president. Shameful,’ Cuomo tweeted Monday evening.
Presidential candidate Joe Biden also condemned Trump’s use of military action against protesters.
‘He’s using the American military against the American people. He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets. For a photo. For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him. But I mean it when I say this: we can only do it together,’ Biden tweeted Monday evening.
NEW YORK: As the sun set on the Big Apple, reports emerged of looting at luxury shops on 5th and Madison avenues that were ransacked the night before. Pictured: Looters smash a storefront in Manhattan