Trump aide Stephen Miller says Jane Fonda betrayed her 1979 protests against the Vietnam War, earning her the nickname ‘Hanoi Jane’
- Jane Fonda flew to Hanoi in 1972 during the Vietnam War to protest the US military presence there
- She went on public radio in Vietnam and told American pilots to stop bombing Vietnam
- She also posed on a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun that shot down American planes
- She defended protests this week against the Keystone pipeline — which Biden has now blocked
- Miller, who appeared on Fox to talk about the pipeline, criticized the protesters for venerating Fonda as their leader
- He said what she was doing in Vietnam was ‘treason by definition’
Former Trump aide Stephen Miller said on Wednesday that Jane Fonda committed treason by traveling to Vietnam in the 1970s to protest the US government and the then ongoing war.
Fonda, now 83, is a lifelong activist who recently protested the Keystone pipeline that Joe Biden has now blocked by revoking its permit.
In 1972, she flew to Vietnam, spoke to their troops and appeared on Vietnamese radio denouncing the US military.
She even posed next to an anti-aircraft gun that shot down American planes.
Jane Fonda poses in 1972 with a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun used to shoot down American planes. She flew to Hanoi to try and convince American pilots to stop bombing Vietnamese fields because she didn’t think it was fair
Former Trump aide Stephen Miller appeared on Fox to talk about Fonda’s activism against pipelines when he brought up her visit to Hanoi, calling it “treason, by any definition”
Her extreme antics earned her the nickname “Hanoi Jane” among American veterans and troops.
Miller was on Fox News talking about Fonda’s recent calls to halt Trump’s pipeline plans.
Fonda, 83, is a ruthless activist who has long used her Hollywood platform to talk about political causes
He brought up her activism against the Vietnam War and it constituted treason.
“What she did in the Vietnam War… people may have forgotten this. She offered herself as an instrument of North Vietnamese communist propaganda. She did North Vietnamese propaganda broadcasts on their radio station.
“She was on their anti-aircraft battery that is used to shoot down American planes and American pilots.
“This is by definition, and I’m going to use the word, what she did is treason. And she was presented as a hero?’
Fonda flew to North Vietnam in 1972 as part of her protest against the Vietnam War.
She went on local radio to condemn the US military effort, and she posed on a Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun that shot down US planes.
She also put on a helmet of the Vietnamese soldiers.
Fonda in Hanoi in 1972. She later said she regretted posing on the flak because it sent a “terrible” message to US troops
Fonda was arrested in 1970 for the alleged assault on a Cleveland police officer. The charges were later dropped
Fonda was convicted at the time of making the trip to Hanoi, where she appeared on local radio to tell American pilots to stop bombing Vietnamese agricultural fields that she thought were not fair targets.
Since then she says she regrets the photo, but not the activism against the war.
Fonda has regularly protested against other political causes she disagrees with.
She recently condemned Joe Biden for failing to stop pipelines in areas she thinks shouldn’t be there.
One is Keystone, who blocked Biden this week by revoking its license.
Fonda, arrested in November 2019 in a 2019 climate change protest in Washington DC