Monty Python Icon John Cleese Has 2 Brutal Questions For Evangelical Trump Fans

Comedy icon John Cleese has a pair of tough questions for evangelical voters who support President Donald Trump.

White evangelicals have been among Trump’s most ardent backers. A poll released earlier this month found 71 percent of them approve of the president

That led to two questions from Cleese, sent via Twitter over the weekend: 

When one person wrote that they voted for Trump solely due to his opposition to abortion, Cleese fired back: 

Cleese has become a vocal Trump critic both on social media and at his performances. Earlier this year, Cleese said some Trump supporters have walked out on his act after he’s made jokes about the president. 

His response? He gets the audience to applaud them as they leave.  

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Television Programmes - Monty Python's Flying Circus - 1973

John Cleese in a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch.

Television Programmes - Monty Python's Flying Circus - 1972

Eric Idle and John Cleese in a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch.

Entertainment - Ethiopian Famine Concert - Royal Albert Hall

Graham Chapman of Monty Python fame, outside the Royal Albert Hall where he will appear in a concert to raise funds for the Ethiopian famine victims.

Television Programmes - Monty Python's Flying Circus - 1969

John Cleese in Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus comedy team are award

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Monty Python's Flying Circus comedy team are awarded the Special Jury Prize for their film 'The Meaning of Life' at the 1983 Cannes Film Festival in Cannes 19 May 1983. (In background British actor James Mason) (Photo credit should read GATTI-DUVAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Palin.

Michael Palin pictured after the reforming of Monty Python.

Stage and Screen. Entertainment. Personalities. pic: circa 1987. American born film-maker Terry Gilliam, one of the stars of the cult comedy TV. programme of the 1970's "Monty Python's Flying Circus", who created the animations.

Stage and Screen, Entertainment, Personalities, pic: circa 1987, American born film-maker Terry Gilliam, one of the stars of the cult comedy TV, programme of the 1970's 'Monty Python's Flying Circus', who created the animations (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Terry Jones;Terry Gilliam;Eric Idle

Actors from Monty Python troup (L-R) Eric Idle, Terry Jones & Terry Gilliam at party celebrating troup's 20th anniversary, at Hard Rock Cafe. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Stage and Screen. Entertainment. Personalities. pic: 1989. The stars of the cult comedy TV. programme of the 1970's "Monty Python's Flying Circus" back row, left-right, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman. Front 3, left-right, Terry Jones, Michael Pali

Stage and Screen, Entertainment, Personalities, pic: 1989, The stars of the cult comedy TV, programme of the 1970's 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' back row, left-right, Eric Idle, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Front 3, left-right, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Television Programmes - Monty Python's Flying Circus - 1969

Terry Jones, right, and John Cleese, putting on costumes for a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch.

Terry Gilliam;Graham Chapman [Misc.];Michael Palin [Misc.];Eric Idle;Terry Jones;John Cleese [Misc.]

Comedians (L-R) Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle & Terry Jones eating popcorn & celebrating 20th Anniv. of Monty Python's Flying Circus; Museum of Broadcasting. (Photo by Mario Ruiz//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Stars' Faces At Gerardmer Film Festival In Gerardmer, France In February, 1994.

FRANCE - FEBRUARY 01: Stars' Faces at Gerardmer Film Festival In Gerardmer, France In February, 1994 - Terry Gilliam, director. (Photo by Francis DEMANGE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

Cast members of the Monty Python troupe

Cast members of the Monty Python troupe arrive at the Ziegfield Theater on October 15, 2009 to celebrate their 40th anniversary, receive a Special Bafta Award, and attend the premier of the IFC documentry 'Monty Python: Almost the Truth (The Lawyer's Cut)'. From left are: John Cleese, Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Spamalot - West End Premiere

LONDON - OCTOBER 17: (L-R) Terry Gilliam and Eric Idle arrive at the VIP West End premiere of Monty Python's Spamalot held at the Palace Theatre on October 17, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Spamalot - West End Premiere

LONDON - OCTOBER 17: (L-R) Eric Idle,Terry Gilliam,Michael Palin and Terry Jones arrive at the VIP West End premiere of Monty Python's Spamalot held at the Palace Theatre on October 17, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

British comedian, actor and author John

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: British comedian, actor and author John Cleese (L) of Monty Python fame is wrapped in a real python with Australia's leading lady of song and dance, Caroline O'Connor (R), at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, 06 January 2006. Cleese, age 66, is in Australia on holidays as well as to promote various zoo conservation projects for endangered species. AFP PHOTO/Torsten BLACKWOOD (Photo credit should read TORSTEN BLACKWOOD/AFP/Getty Images)

Opening Night Of "Monty Python's Spamalot" After Party

NEW YORK - MARCH 17: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Monty Python members Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam attend the opening night after party for 'Monty Python's Spamalot' at Roseland Ballroom March 17, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Opening Night Of "Monty Python's Spamalot"

NEW YORK - MARCH 17: The original members of Monty Python Michael Palin, Terry Jones, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam and John Cleese attend the opening night of 'Monty Python's Spamalot' at the Shubert Theatre March 17, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

"We Will Rock You" North American premiere at Paris Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - SEPT 8: Eric Idle of Monty Python fame arrives at the 'We Will Rock You' North American premiere at Paris Las Vegas Le Theatre de Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada September 8, 2004 (Photo by Chris Farina/Getty Images)

Spamalot court case

File photo dated 16/10/2012 of Broadcaster Michael Palin dismissed a suggestion today that a film producer was a seventh member of the Monty Python comedy team.

Graham Chapman plaque unveiled

Terry Jones (left) and Michael Palin attend the unveiling of a British comedy society plaque outside The Angel Inn in Highgate, London, dedicated to former Monty Python star Graham Chapman.

Terry Jones

Former Monty Python star, writer and film director Terry Jones at his south London home.

Monty Python Stars Attend Hopathon Guiness World Record Attempt

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 03: Former 'Monty Python' actors Michael Palin (R) and Terry Jones attend a 'Hopathon' world record attempt on Hampstead Heath athletics track on March 3, 2012 in London, England. The comic actors joined participants completing a 400 metre hop to mark the 35 year anniversary of their 'Ripping Yarns' television series which featured a 30 mile hop in the episode 'Tomkinson's School Days'. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Lemur named after Python star

Monty Python star John Cleese feeds grapes to Colin the red ruffed lemur, during a visit to Bristol Zoo Gardens.

Monty Python/30th Anniversary

Monty Python stars (L-R) Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese and Michael Palin at a photocall in London's Leicester Square, where they reunited to celebrate their 30th anniversary by attending a charity screening of their film Life Of Brian. * ...to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Relief as a tribute to their late partner Graham Chapman who died a decade ago. Eric Idle was notable by his absence following an apparent fall-out.

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