Trump says Hollywood 'racist' for movie on hunting of 'deplorables'

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US President Donald Trump slammed the entertainment industry on Friday, blaming popular culture for pushing "dangerous" movies on society and stating that "Hollywood is racist".

"Hollywood - I don't call them elites, I think elites are people they go after in many cases - Hollywood is really bad", the president said, speaking to reporters on the White House lawn as he prepared to depart for his golf club in New Jersey. "You discuss 'racist.' Hollywood is racist". "What they're doing, with the kind of movie they're putting out, it's actually very risky for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country", he said in his address.

Its plot sees people who have been kidnapped from traditionally Republican bastions such as Wyoming, Mississippi and Orlando, Florida waking up in a field surrounded by "elite" hunters, who proceed to gun them down.

The film is about a group of elite vacationers who are out to hunt blue-collar whites called "deplorables" for sport. The film, a modern riff on "The Most Dangerous Game", garnered a few headlines recently after its distributor pulled ads for it in response to the recent mass shootings.

When he was asked about a so-called anti-conservative bias on social media, Trump used the opportunity to talk about show business.

While the film doesn't explicitly say the people being hunted are supporters of Trump, the people are described by one of the elites as "deplorables", a term coined by former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"We have now, in a little while, all of the heads of the biggest companies coming in, and we're going to talk to them".

Not surprisingly, Donald Trump has hit out at an upcoming satire movie - in which wealthy people hunt poor people for sport in Eastern Europe - as it being a movie about him.

Betty Gilpin stars in "The Hunt", which is slated to hit theaters in September. "They're treating conservatives very unfairly", he said before addressing Hollywood.

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