Actor Sean Penn: Trump Should Take “Cyanide” Pills
On Tuesday, Hollywood actor Sean Penn suggested that President Donald Trump should make one act of “mercy” and take “cyanide pills,” inciting that the President should end his life as a way to deal with his electoral loss.
In a social media post, Penn wrote, “Mr. President. How about this ‘recalculation:’ Have you considered cyanide salts from an ampoule?” He added, “May well be a road worth your exploration. A mercy for man & country that would make your ‘boys’ proud.”
Mr. President. How about this “recalculation:” Have you considered cyanide salts from an ampoule? May well be a road worth your exploration. A mercy for man & country that would make your “boys” proud.— Sean Penn (@SeanPenn) January 5, 2021
Generally, cyanide pills are considered poisonous as it inhibits the body to absorb oxygen. The substance is not uncommon and can be found in small amounts in nuts and seeds, such as almonds. This means that in small doses, the liver is capable of handling the toxic substance. In fact, the liver can destroy cyanide within 10 to 15 minutes.
While ingesting small doses of cyanide is considered safe. what makes it lethal is the dose. In fact, the substance was even used as a chemical weapon during World War I. In large doses, Cyanide can cause weakness, headaches, nausea, loss of consciousness, seizures, cardiac arrest, and ultimately, it can lead to death. Reports cite that it would take a 300 mg dose of cyanide to kill an individual.
The actor’s statement came after The Washington Post obtained an audio clip of Trump’s conversation with Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger. In the call, Trump urged Raffensperger to “recalculate” the vote because of the increasing concerns over allegations of voter fraud and other election irregularities.
In response, the Secretary of State flatly denied Trump’s request and even claimed that the President failed to provide sufficient evidence to prove his allegations of widespread election fraud.
Penn immediately posted his tweet after his fellow Hollywood actor, David Cross, tweeted that contrary to former Vice President Joe Biden’s message of healing, the actor claimed that he wanted “blood” as a way to get back against the four years of Trump administration.
Last year, Penn also spoke against the President, predicting that there is “no chance” in hell that the President can win his re-election bid. He believed that an increasing number of 18 to 20-year-olds would start a political “revolution” that would take Trump away from the White House.
In an episode of “The View,” Penn also blasted people who are concerned about the possible economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The actor claimed that conversations about the economy are a grave “disrespect” against healthcare workers, and as well as to those who are dying from COVID-19 infection He also blasted those who are in favor of economic re-opening, stating that they are only providing more “distraction.”