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James Corden Sends Trump 297 Copies of 'Philadelphia'

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By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017 03:08 PM

James Corden said he sent 297 copies of the movie "Philadelphia" to President Donald Trump at his Trump National Golf Club at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, hoping to educate him about AIDS/HIV.

Corden, host of the "The Late, Late Show with James Corden" was responding Tuesday to six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS resigning in protest last week, charging that the president "doesn't care about HIV," noted The Hill newspaper.

Scott Schoettes, Lucy Bradley-Springer, Gina Brown, Ulysses Burley III, Michelle Ogle, and Grissel Granados endorsed a letter on the Newsweek website stating their grievances.

The group pointed out that the Trump administration took down the Office of National AIDS Policy website when he took office and has not appointed anyone to lead the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, Newsweek noted.

Corden said on his show that he first started to care about the AIDS/HIV epidemic when he saw the 1993 film "Philadelphia" starring Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.

"Maybe Donald Trump doesn't care because he's never seen 'Philadelphia," Corden said. "In fact I'm almost certain that's probably what it is."

Corden then said he sent 297 copies of the movie to Mar-a-Lago.

"We hope that if Trump watches 'Philadelphia' he'll understand two things," Corden said. "One: Tom Hanks definitely deserved that Oscar. And two: we hope that he'll realize that HIV and AIDS is something that you, or any president of the United States, or any world leader, cannot afford to ignore."

Twitter users shared mixed opinions about the stunt.

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James Corden said he sent 297 copies of the movie "Philadelphia" to President Donald Trump at his Trump National Golf Club at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, hoping to educate him about AIDS/HIV.
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