Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie has criticised President Donald Trump's ban on citizens from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Somalia from entering the United States for ninety days. In an op-ed piece for the New York Times, Jolie expressed anger and sadness at Trump's executive order.

An infringement on human rights

'Americans have shed blood on battlefields across the world to defend the notion that basic human rights transcend culture, geography, ethnicity and religion. Trump's executive order to suspend the resettlement of refugees in the United States has been met with shock and horror around the world,' Jolie stated.

A mother of six, Jolie expressed concern about their future.

'I want the United States to be a safe country for my children to grow up in. Further, I want the United States to be compassionate to other children that may not be so lucky,' Jolie said. Jolie continued: 'It is incumbent on governments around the world to balance the needs of its citizens with its international responsibilities. Our response to the threat of terrorism should be measured and should be based on facts, not fear mongering'.

Trump vs Hollywood

Angelina Jolie is the latest in a string of Hollywood actors to criticise Donald Trump's presidency. At the Screen Actors Guild award ceremony, Julia Louis-Dreyfus labelled Trump's executive order as 'un-American' and Seth Rogen suggested the executive order would result in the persecution of thousands of 'innocent refugees'.

Earlier in the year, Hollywood took aim at Donald Trump at the Golden Globe awards. Actress Meryl Streep branded Trump's stance on immigration as inhumane, stating that 'Hollywood is filled with immigrants and simply wouldn't exist without the hard work of immigrants'. At the same ceremony, Jimmy Fallon and Hugh Laurie criticised the President of the United States.

Back in January, Donald Trump fired back at Hollywood, labelling his critics as 'over-rated... Hillary Clinton supporters [that are] bitter she didn't win'. If the last several months have taught us anything, we should expect a response from Trump on Twitter in the next twenty-four hours.