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Lena Dunham compares President Trump to Dylann Roof

Lena Dunham took her attacks on the President to a new level Monday when she directly compared him to a white supremacist convicted of mass murder.

“Not only is he a racist but he’s a racist with untreated mental illness,” the “Girls” star wrote on Twitter.

“So under diff circumstances he’s Dylann Roof.”

Roof was convicted in December of 33 hate crimes after he shot and killed nine people at a Charleston church in June 2015.

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He pleaded guilty to nine counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and was given nine life sentences without parole.

Dunham’s comments come amid the President’s feud with the NBA and NFL, as football players around the league took a knee during the National Anthem Sunday to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

Trump has been lashing out against the athletes on social media for several days.

"Not only is he a racist but he's a racist with untreated mental illness,” Dunham tweeted.

“Not only is he a racist but he’s a racist with untreated mental illness,” Dunham tweeted.

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The 31-year-old actress also weighed in on the protests.

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“Do people get how much bravery it takes to stand up to the pres, whether you’re rich or not? These players are black Americans. Along with the president’s ire they get every violent racist who supports him. They are deluged with threats. Have to shield their families,” she tweeted.

“I’m not an NBA player, I’m just some random white girl on cable reruns, and since the election the violence in my feed has been terrifying. Imagine their national stage, the abuse they know they’ll get for doing the right thing and the fact that they do it anyway? True applause.”

Dunham was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton during the presidential race and has continually spoken out against the President since the election.

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