Don Cheadle Calls Donald Trump A 'POS,' Tells Him To 'Die In A Grease Fire'

Actor later called it "hyperbole."
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Actor and filmmaker Don Cheadle called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a "POS" and said he should "die in a grease fire."
Actor and filmmaker Don Cheadle called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump a "POS" and said he should "die in a grease fire."
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Award-winning actor and filmmaker Don Cheadle had some harsh words for Donald Trump after the Republican presidential candidate attempted to use a deadly shooting in Chicago to score political points over the weekend.

“Dwyane Wade’s cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago,” Trump tweeted on Saturday. “Just what I have been saying. African-Americans will VOTE TRUMP!”

The tweet was criticized by many, including Cheadle:

Cheadle later called it “hyperbole.”

Cheadle didn’t mention how he settled on “die in a grease fire,” but the phrase is commonly used among poker enthusiasts― and he is an avid player.

Shortly afterward, the trolls came after Cheadle, but he was ready for them:

While “die in a grease fire” is a phrase that’s been around for a while, Cheadle’s takedown of his trolls may have led to the creation of a new one, courtesy of Hollywood veteran/”Seinfeld” alum Danny Woodburn:

Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

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