The actor took issue with Trump looking to the sky and stating, “I am the chosen one,” as he explained that he’s the one dealing with the issue, because no presidents before him did so.
Evans imagined how the politically conservative Fox News would have covered the same comment had it come from former Democratic President Barack Obama. “If Barack Obama looked to the sky and said ‘I’m the chosen one’, even as a joke (which this wasn’t), everyone at Fox News would look like they just peeked inside the Ark of the Covenant,” the Avengers: Endgame actor wrote.
At the same time, Evans retweeted someone else’s post that read, in part, “He’s not just talking about trade. He truly thinks he’s the chosen one, and so does his die-hard fan base of 35% of Americans who will never leave him. Impeach.”
If Barack Obama looked to the sky and said ‘I’m the chosen one’, even as a joke(which this wasn’t), everyone at Fox News would look like they just peeked inside the Ark of the Covenant. https://t.co/bfxkxWkL44— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 21, 2019
Not surprisingly, Evans’s words were met with both cheers and jeers, but the fact that he’s Captain America made for more interesting responses than anyone else would get from such a post.
And Chris with the perfect tweet. pic.twitter.com/rDUluIN1eN— 🌊NicoleCuturia🌊 (@NicoleCuturia) August 21, 2019
All Republicans if Obama had said that... pic.twitter.com/rlLrKkiGst— The Southern Lib (@HilbillyLiberal) August 21, 2019
Trump voters when he loses the election and his sham presidency goes up in flames. pic.twitter.com/SEPoycxlSb— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 21, 2019
The negative responses to Evans’s tweet were more straightforward, with commenters saying the media treated Obama well, so he didn’t need to make such a statement. More than one person tried to compare Obama’s words about change during his first presidential campaign to Trump’s, although they didn’t get much support.
Still others took issue with the suggestion that Trump or anyone else could be the “chosen one.”
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