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Kirstie Alley says she supports Trump's reelection because 'he's not a politician'

The "Cheers" actress took to Twitter to declare her support for the incumbent president, which sparked a wave of criticism from some.
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  • Actress Kirstie Alley endorsed President Trump for a second term, saying on Twitter she supports him because "he's not a politician."
  • The "Cheers" actress also threw her support behind Trump in 2016.
  • Alley started trending on Twitter after the announcement and the backlash from many online has been swift.
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Actress Kirstie Alley on Saturday endorsed President Trump for a second term, writing on Twitter that "he's not a politician."

The "Cheers" and "Look Who's Talking" actress, who also endorsed Trump in 2016, took to the social media platform to declare her approval of the incumbent president's job performance.

"I'm voting for @realDonaldTrump because he's NOT a politician. I voted for him 4 years ago for this reason and shall vote for him again for this reason," she tweeted. "He gets things done quickly and he will turn the economy around quickly. There you have it folks there you have it."

—Kirstie Alley (@kirstiealley) October 17, 2020

Alley immediately began to trend on Twitter and the backlash to her support of Trump was immediate, with tweets popping up from users who even praised former "Cheers" star Shelley Long over the veteran actress.

—Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 18, 2020
—Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 18, 2020
—Jermaine Watkins ✍
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