Earlier this week, actor Tom Arnold said he would protest Barron Trump’s private school in order to counter the treatment of immigrant children at the border.
His tweet came amid a collective media uproar over the family separations, which President Donald Trump tried to end with an executive order earlier this week.
Arnold was responding to a tweet from producer Judd Apatow who compared housing at the border as “concentration camps”:
We all have always heard about concentration camps and thought about what we would have done if we were alive at that time. Well we are now. What are you going to do? How are you going to speak up? How will you protest? https://t.co/J0uqWzjLnt
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 19, 2018
In response, Arnold said he was moved past being sad and started taking action:
Way past sad & all in for these kids with @JuddApatow @FoxNews already hates me. On a plane to NY. Next is protesting Baron’s private school as well as James & Lachlan Murdoch’s kids. This is what I can do to end the abuse of these children. We’re going to make you uncomfortable https://t.co/ESAIWC49la
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 19, 2018
“Way past sad & all in for these kids with @JuddApatow @FoxNews already hates me. On a plane to NY,” he said before announcing he would protest Barron’s private school.
Arnold said he would also protest the school for Fox News executives James and Lachlan Murdoch’s children.
“This is what I can do to end the abuse of these children,” he said. “We’re going to make you uncomfortable.”
In a now-deleted tweet, actor Peter Fonda called on people to surround the schools of border agents’ children. He also proposed putting Barron in a “cage with pedophiles,” something that Donald Trump Jr., Barron’s half brother, vehemently denounced.
A day after Arnold’s original tweet, he added that he would go to White House adviser Jared Kushner’s kids school:
Dude, we can protest at The White House too. Also Melania takes him to school. We want to have a word with her. If we see babies tomorrow we’re going to Kushners kids school. Don Jr’s kids are already working at Hooters so we’ll protest there for lunch.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) June 20, 2018
“Don Jr’s kids are already working at Hooters so we’ll protest there for lunch,” he added of the president’s grandchildren.
Trump Jr. has five children and the eldest is only 11 years old.