Jim Carrey slams Trump as responsible for 'destroying lives' in wake of Christchurch attacks

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress from the floor of the House of Representatives iin Washington, U.S., February 28, 2017.  REUTERS/Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool - RTS10VQ3
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Hollywood actor Jim Carrey says the deaths of innocent people are "all in the name" of US President Donald Trump following Friday's terror attacks on two Christchurch mosques.

The comedian paid tribute to the victims of the shootings over the weekend by tweeting a self-portrait showing tears streaming from an eye with map of New Zealand inside.

"My heart is with you New Zealand," he captioned the image. "My tears are for all of us."

Now, however, it seems Carrey's grief has turned to anger, as he points a finger squarely at Trump for "encouraging divisiveness".

"Innocent people are now being slaughtered, families ruined and children's lives destroyed. All in his name," Carrey captioned another of his artworks.

"If the Craven Republican Senate allows this vile miscreant to continue encouraging divisiveness, the "Trump Presidency" will become an EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT."

The Truman Show star depicted the president as a fiery comment screaming towards earth, with a swastika symbol emblazoned on his forehead.

In a press conference last week following Friday's events, Trump was asked if he considered the rise in white nationalism a threat.

"I don't really," Trump responded. "I think it's a small group of people that have very, very serious problems, I guess.

"If you look what happened in New Zealand, perhaps that's the case. I don't know enough about it yet... but it's certainly a terrible thing."

Trump said he hadn't seen the shooter's manifesto, which mentions him by name.