Remembering A Rebel: Carrie Fisher's Final Tweets Dig At Trump

Remembering A Rebel: Carrie Fisher’s Final Tweets Dig At Trump

Carrie Fisher Has Always Been A Rebel

Actress, author and screenwriter Carrie Fisher wasn’t shy about her dislike of the incoming POTUS.

On Tuesday morning, actress and author Carrie Fisher passed away. Best known for her role as the force sensitive, blaster-wielding rebel Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, Fisher had always embodied a rebel spirit in life. This is especially apparent in her tweets. Weeks before her passing, she tweeted some criticism of President-elect Donald Trump.

The late actress has long spoken openly about her problems with addiction and mental health, once tweeting that President-elect Donald Trump’s incessant sniffling during the presidential debates looked a lot like the result of cocaine use. She later clarified that she doesn’t believe Trump uses cocaine, saying “I know something about this, so if he did coke, he would want you to know.”

She later tweeted more criticism of Trump, and the GOP in general:

Fisher had been hospitalized earlier this week after complaining of heart trouble. A death hoax quickly spread though social media, foreshadowing Fisher’s passing. It is unknown whether or not her prior hospitalization for heart problems contributed to her death.

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Fisher had finished shooting scenes for the upcoming Star Wars film, Episode VIII, in which she will make a bittersweet posthumous appearance. The film is scheduled for release in 2017.

We leave you with these inspirational words from Fisher herself:

One of the great things to pretend is that you’re not only alright, you’re in great shape. Now to have that come true – I’ve actually gone on stage depressed and that’s worked its magic on me, ’cause if I can convince you that I’m alright, then maybe I can convince me.

Featured image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr with tweet overlay added by the editorial staff.

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Timothy Bertrand is an author and journalist from Houston, Texas. He is the Associate Editor at Reverb Press and splits his time between covering breaking news and penning thoughtful literary essays.