In a now-deleted tweet, actress Tara Strong shared a video of an Uber driver ranting at her and fellow actress Rena Sofer for being “racist lefties.” The video started in the middle of the fight, with the driver calling the duo racist.
Strong originally posted two minutes of video but said she has more than seven minutes. She directed the initial tweet at Uber, who, based on other tweets and responses, seemed to be working with the harassed actresses to figure out the story.
Strong deleted the tweet and posted a new one, calling out President Trump and right-wing commentator Ben Shapiro.
Hey @realDonaldTrump 1 of your crazy sycophant followers, an @Uber driver almost killed @RenaSofer & when he found out we’re Democrats. He shouted your vile hatred that #Soros paid for the #caravan & that #transgender is a mental disorder,his neighbor @benshapiro told him so too
— tara strong (@tarastrong) November 6, 2018
The women asked the driver to get off the freeway and drop them off. He argued with the women as he drove, saying the left metaphorically mind controls them and that they are ruining America.
The women responded that they are American.
He called us demons & propaganda crazy lefties 20 min before I began filming. He told us that he came to the states for a trip with buddies & NEVER left & we need to shut up with our “agenda”. Rena was defending herself as a citizen allowed to speak, not demeaning or insulting.
— tara strong (@tarastrong) November 7, 2018
According to the actresses, the driver’s rant began when he heard them talking about this being “the most [important] election of our time,” at which point he inserted himself into the conversation.
When the two women asked him to drop them off at a gas station or somewhere safe, he instead tried to drop them off in an illegal parking area. The women had to yell to get him to take them where they requested.
The story had people concerned about the two entertainers.
You good Tara and Rena?? Just saw this thread
— Martín Godinez (@mjGodinez) November 7, 2018
Inappropriate and unprofessional from Uber. In any case you pay him to drive not converse.And this is from a fan with opposite politics.
Quinn is a lively addition to B and B. Great job.
— beth robertson (@BethRobertson58) November 6, 2018
Im so sorry. Im glad you guys are okay. But this never should have happened to you.@Uber
How are you going to ammend this?!?!
— Kymmi B (@BaumanKym) November 7, 2018
Glad to hear you guys are safe. Angry this happened to you. Disgusted at both what Trump has done to this country and, to be honest, at how much hate and ugliness was already brewing beneath the surface for him to expose and amplify. 🙁
— Charles Ghoul-ba (@charles_gaba) November 6, 2018
Hope you remember that guys name..you’re allowed to leave a comment about the driver amd rate him..he’s needs to be fired..you can’t talk to riders like that,no matter what your political affiliation is!!!
— Carol Bedard (@CarbedardCarol) November 6, 2018
WHAT?!? Are you ok?! @Uber are you seeing this?! One of your drivers verbally attacked my friend and her friend in their car!
— Linsey Godfrey (@linseygodfrey) November 6, 2018
THIS is exactly what's wrong with Republican America. That overwhelming feeling of entitlement and their urges to put their noses where it doesn't belong and then play the victim at the thought of repercussions. Pp
— Justchilling247 (@justchilln247) November 6, 2018
Some could see the driver’s perspective.
How can you have a private conversation when in someone else's car?
— B_Dub_ (@B_dub_T) November 7, 2018
FACTS over feelings! Deal with it!
— Mark (@TornadoforTrump) November 6, 2018
Might want to rewatch the video cause all you are doing is trying to get him fired for nothing and you and your buddy come off looking racist….
— Dee Shannon (@DeeShannon1961) November 7, 2018
The heck do trump and Ben Shapiro have to do with this?
— jack valjack (@jacksonswindel1) November 6, 2018
A representative from Uber told Yahoo Lifestyle that the driver has been temporarily suspended while they investigate.