Actor and Happy Days star Henry Winkler, who once said he was thrilled to “help make Donald Trump a one-term President,” took to Twitter to proclaim that the United States needs a “cataclysmic event” in order for the nation to be brought “back together.”
“We are So divided as a country .. only a cataclysmic Event, that makes us depend on one another again, can bring us back together,” the Arrested Development actor tweeted, without offering any further context.
Winkler’s remarks left fans seemingly confused, as they responded to the actor’s tweet sharing their reactions.
“What exactly are you wanting, a super volcano? We’ve had a killer virus, brush fires that burned through Australia and the US. Huge heat waves, ice storms, mud slides, tsunamis, hurricanes, giant F5 tornados,” one Twitter user reacted.
“I love that you are this idealistic, but over half 1 million Americans have died of Covid. If that didn’t work, nothing will,” another wrote.
“The last one was 9/11.. .I don’t think we should do that again,” another tweeted.
One Twitter user insisted Winkler “means well with this tweet,” and encouraged commenters to “give him a break,” adding that the actor “is one of the nicest celebrities I’ve ever met.”
Another Twitter user commented, “We just had a cataclysmic event. It didn’t work,” to which the actor responded, “The Pandemic pushed the world inside creating a world apart.”
While it remains unclear what type of catastrophic event HenryWinkler had in mind, the actor’s response suggests that maybe the Chinese coronavirus pandemic is not it.