Mariska Hargitay shut down Donald Trump on Twitter after the president tweeted, ‘Law & Order’ — the hit show she’s starred in since 1999. She joins co-star Ice-T, who slammed Trump on June 1.
Mariska Hargitay just went full-on Olivia Benson in response to Donald Trump who tweeted, “LAW & ORDER!” on May 31. — The crime series, in which she’s the longest running cast member on. “You mean tyranny and racism!” Mariska, 56, tweeted back at Trump on Tuesday, June 2.
The actress plays Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Benson is the Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, which operates out of the 16th precinct. “And that’s on Olivia Benson,” one fan tweeted, while another added, “Olivia Benson is a boss!”
Mariska is the second SVU star to slam Trump over his tweet. Ice-T had fans praising his response to Trump on Twitter. “This MF…..,” he replied on Monday, June 1. More SVU fans joked that Trump “couldn’t handle” the wrath of his character, Sergeant Fin Tutuola and Captain Olivia Benson.
Following her response to Trump, Mariska shared a black image with the words “Vote” written across the image three times. She encouraged her followers to go out and vote in the primary elections, being held on June 2 — despite the social media blackout amid ongoing protests calling for justice in the death of George Floyd, 46. Today, nine states and the District of Columbia will hold primary elections.
Floyd, an unarmed Black man, died after being restrained by former disgraced police officer, Derek Chauvin during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25. Video footage of the arrest shows Chauvin with his knee pinned down on Floyd’s neck for nearly nine minutes before he died.
On May 29, Chauvin was officially charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd. He is currently being held at Minnesota’s only level five maximum-security prison. Chauvin was moved to Oak Park Heights Prison, near the city of Stillwater, after he was previously held at the Hennepin County Jail following his arrest. Trump is facing backlash for how he’s handled the protests — some of which turned violent outside the White House, beginning on May 29.