*“Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels is not afraid to express his fear of Donald Trump in the White House.
Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign Gala in L.A. on Saturday night, Daniels pressed the audience “to do the right thing” and vote for Hillary Clinton.
“I’m not afraid of anything,” he said. “I’ve dodged bullets — real bullets before — but now I’m afraid because these motherf—ers are coming for us, y’all.”
While he never mentioned Trump by name, he said during his remarks: “He’s taking over — he’s coming in to take us down, y’all, and this is serious business. Let’s do the right thing and make sure Clinton is in that f—ing office and taking care of us.”
“I don’t think you realize how much they’re coming for us,” Daniels added. “And this is not a joke. I’ve watched everyone make light of what is going on. They are coming for every one of you. White people are not excluded — they’re coming for us.”
“Empire” was an HRC honoree, and Daniels accepted the award on behalf of the series along with Ilene Chaiken, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Serayah, Kaitlin Doubleday and Ta’Rhonda Jones.