Democrats Seek Messaging Help From 'Hanoi Jane'
After winning the Female EMA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Environmental Media Association (EMA) first Honors Benefit Gala, Fonda said that Democrats taking the House in the upcoming mid-terms elections was crucial to saving the country.
“This is an existential crisis that we’re in,” said the 80-year-old Grace and Frankie star. “We have to do everything we can to take back the house in November. If anything can save us, it’s gonna be taking back our government.”
Other actresses present at the ceremony included Elizabeth Olsen and Fonda’s Grace and Frankie co-star Lily Tomlin, who told The Hollywood Reporter: “[Trump] is dangerous — he’s unfortunately dangerous to the planet, if nothing else. If we could raise Trump’s consciousness, that would be helpful.”
President Trump enraged environmental activists last June after announcing that he would pull the country out of Paris Climate Agreement, claiming that the accord is unfairly balanced against the United States and the citing the need to protect American jobs.
Fonda has been a leader in the anti-Trump resistance since its beginning, playing a prominent role in the Women's March. However, she is perhaps best known as "Hanoi Jane" for slandering U.S. soldiers as war criminals during the Vietnam War, which ultimately claimed 58,000 American lives.