'Green Book' Writer Blasted for Pro-Trump Tweet

Green Book writer Nick Vallelonga is under fire for a 3-year-old tweet in which he applauded an anti-Muslim falsehood being pushed by Donald Trump. It's an added controversy that the already-controversial film didn't need right now. Read on for details.

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“Green Book” screenwriter Nick Vallelonga has deleted his Twitter account after a tweet espousing a debunked conservative narrative that American Muslims could be seen cheering after 9/11 was recirculated Wednesday.

“@realDonaldTrump 100% correct,” the Nov. 2015 tweet read. “Muslims in Jersey City cheering when towers went down. I saw it, as you did, possibly on local CBS news.”

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At a November rally, Trump had said, “Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering.” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos challenged Trump on the claim, but the then-presidential candidate insisted that he saw Muslims celebrating with his own eyes.

“Green Book” star Mahershala Ali is Muslim, a fact many pointed out on Twitter.

Vallelonga’s representatives did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.

The surfacing of the tweet is the latest in a string of controversies faced by “Green Book.”

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