Lately, loads of comedians have changed into political commentators, with late-night hosts reminiscent of Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers taking goal at leaders, insurance policies and present occasions. Comic Jim Gaffigan, nonetheless, has largely stayed out of the controversy fray, with family-friendly routines. That each one modified Thursday night time, as Gaffigan let fly with an prolonged rant on Twitter, slamming President Donald Trump on the ultimate night time of the Republican Nationwide Conference.In a collection of Twitter posts, Gaffigan unloaded a batch of criticisms, together with: “You know Trump just creates enemies. You know you can’t trust him. You know he been incompetent during this crisis. You know all those people didn’t need to die. Trump talks about the Space Program and you can’t safely go to a movie. Wake up.”Gaffigan additionally dropped loads of expletives, which isn’t one thing he’s identified for: “I dont give a (bleep) if anyone thinks this is virtue signaling or whatever. We need to wake up. We need to call trump the con man and thief that he is.”In a direct appeal to Trump supporters, Gaffigan wrote: “Look Trumpers I get it. As a kid I was a cubs fan and I know you stick by your team no matter what but he’s a traitor and a con man who doesn’t care about you. Deep down you know it. I’m sure you enjoy pissing people off but you know Trump is a liar and a criminal.”The Twitter thread continued, together with: “Heading to bed but remember – If you want to sound crazy please tell me about THE DEEP STATE. – To sound stupid please be against CANCEL CULTURE but then accuse anyone with an opinion of Virtue signaling. – Trump Derangement Syndrome is meant to distract from the con of Don.”Apparently conscious that a few of his followers will probably be offended, Gaffigan wrote: “to those of you who think Im destroying my career wake up. if trump gets elected, the economy will never come back.”Friday morning, Twitter was ablaze with responses. Listed here are a number of (warning, expletives and graphic language follows):Gaffigan’s “The Pale Tourist” comedy tour date in Portland, by the way in which, has been rescheduled for June 4, 2021.– Kristi Turnquistkturnquist@oregonian.com 503-221-8227 @KristiturnquistSubscribe to Oregonian/OregonLive newsletters and podcasts for the newest information and high tales.