The USA’s 45th President Donald Trump continues to inadvertently find ways to attract ridicule.
The President was aboard Air Force One when addressing members of the press about his hugely controversial missile strike on Syria, at the same moment that ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ was playing on the in-flight TV.
As can be noted from the picture above, Trump emerged at the exact same moment that ‘Star Wars’ villain Darth Vader makes his first appearance in the Lucasfilm blockbuster from director Gareth Edwards.
It is notable that Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer took over from the President just as Stormtroopers come charging out on screen.
Naturally, these images have sparked a flurry of commentary on Twitter:
Air Force 1 was showing “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” today (AFP photo) — someone stealing the plans for the Death Star today? pic.twitter.com/00Y6gHiUGn
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) April 6, 2017
crazy shot on air force one from reuters pic.twitter.com/ZyMAKBQKPy
— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) April 6, 2017
Nothing to see here, folks. Just President Trump speaking to reporters next to the Darth Vader scene from Rogue One. pic.twitter.com/ceg6FWXrdl
— Jared Moskowitz (@jaredmoskowitz) April 6, 2017
If it isn’t already, this is rife for a caption contest pic.twitter.com/peNO8WjQTb
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) April 6, 2017
We’ll leave it to the reader to decide whether this is anything more than an unfortunate coincidence.
However, this isn’t the first time the President has, seemingly by accident, drawn comparison between himself and a big screen bad guy, as his inaugural speech appeared to quote Bane from ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’