Kal Penn and the entire President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) have resigned in protest of Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville, the "Harold and Kumar" star tweeted on Friday.
"Dear @realDonaldTrump, attached is our letter of resignation from the President's Committee on the Arts & the Humanities," Penn tweeted. The letter ends by recommending Trump step down, as well. FYI: the first letter of every paragraph spells out "RESIST."
"Ignoring your hateful rhetoric would have made us complicit in your words and actions. We took a patriotic oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” the letter reads. “Supremacy, discrimination, and vitriol are not American values. Your values are not American values. We must be better than this. We are better than this. If this is not clear to you, then we call on you to resign your office, too.
Penn and the rest PCAH joins a long list of people who distanced themselves from the Trump administration in wake of POTUS blaming "both sides" for the Charlottesville violence last weekend, even though it was a white supremacist -- who drove all the way from Ohio to attend the Nazi rally -- that killed a woman with his car while plowing through protesters on the street.
"Reproach and censure in the strongest possible terms are necessary following your support of the hate groups and terrorists who killed and injured fellow Americans in Charlottesville," the note reads. "The false equivalencies you push cannot stand. The Administration's refusal to quickly and unequivocally condemn the cancer of hatred only further emboldens those who wish America ill. We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing advisors have, without speaking out against your words and actions."
The "Designated Survivor" actor joined the RCAH committee during the Obama administration, and is part of a 17-member committee of advisories to the White House that assist on cultural issues. Melania Trump is the groups honorary chairman.
“You released a budget which eliminates arts and culture agencies. You have threatened nuclear war while gutting diplomacy funding," the letter continued. "The administration pulled out of the Paris agreement, filed an amicus brief undermining the Civil Rights Act and attacked our brave trans service members. You have subverted equal protections, and are committed to banning Muslims and refugee women & children from our great country."