Captain America Calls Donald Trump A Coward After His Meeting With Putin
As Theresa May caves in to hard-line Brexiteers’ demands, it seems she’s not the only world leader being accused of cowardice at the moment.
Trump’s recent, fleeting visit to the UK was met with protests, giant flying babies and awkward meetings with the Queen, so the Donald high-tailed it to a warmer reception in Helsinki, Finland, a place known for its sunny climes and welcoming atmosphere…
While there, he had a private meeting with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, for over two hours, and then the pair of them held a joint press conference.
It was here Trump – the president of the United States of America – praised Putin, defended Russia over claims of their meddling in the 2016 election campaign, shrugged off the FBI’s investigation into it all, and basically sided with the Kremlin over his own government agencies, all because ‘President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial’. Wow.
Naturally, the comments set off a storm of backlash against Trump, with critics calling it a historically weak performance, and raising further questions as to why Trump refuses to speak ill of Putin, The Guardian reports.
So what happens when the president of the United States of America doesn’t stand up for his own country? Captain America gets involved, of course.
Well, the actor who plays Captain America, but still, it’s refreshing to see.
Taking to Twitter after Trump’s meeting with Putin, Chris Evans wrote:
I don’t even know what to say. Today was a disgrace. @realDonaldTrump embarrassed America and should be ashamed of himself.
Shame on anyone who chooses to ignore Russia’s interference in our democracy for the sake of Trump’s political well-being. I’m at a complete loss.
The actor then sent out a second tweet, directed at the Republican party, where he said:
This moron, puppet, coward sided with Putin over our own intelligence agencies! On a world stage!!
BASED ON NOTHING MORE THAN PUTIN’S WORD! Why?? Can ANYONE answer that?? What the hell is happening. Politics aside, this is 100% un-American. Where are you @GOP???? [sic]
As a side note, why does America get the chiselled specimen that is Captain America himself, Chris Evans, calling out the president, while over here in the UK we have to put up with the toad-faced bucket of sub-human sludge, Nigel Farage?
Anyway. That’s just my personal feelings!
Evans, whose uncle Mike Capuano serves as the Democratic Representative for Massachusset’s 7th Congressional District, has openly condemned Trump and his actions many times before, as Mashable points out.
And so far, fans seem pretty happy for him to do it, even calling for him to take things further and go into politics himself:
It’s certainly quite the sight to see an actor who plays a character called Captain America have to call out the actual, real-life president of the United States of America for not defending his own country.
And while non-politicians getting into politics has always been met with mixed results, if it was between Trump and Captain America, I know who’d get my vote.
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