The Captain America star, Chris Evans is popular for consistently raising concerns over US President Donald Trump’s policies, decisions, and just about everything the President has to say on Twitter.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Evans tackled political questions about Trump and the possibility of playing Tom Brady, an NFL star, for a biopic. He looked grim and said that he hoped that he wasn’t a Trump supporter.
Evans, who is from Sudbury, Massachusetts, has been a known fan of NFL team, The Patriots, where Tom Brady is one of the leading players. He is often seen cheering for the team.
“I don’t know,” Evans told the outlet when asked about Brady. “I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter. I’m just hoping he’s one of those guys that maybe supported him and now regrets it. Maybe he thought it was going to be different — and even that bothers me — but maybe there’s a chance now he just thinks Trump’s an absolute dumb s—, which he is. If he doesn’t, if he’s still on that Trump train, I might have to cut ties. It’s really tough.”
“I think maybe a couple of years ago,” Evans said. “I might have tried to pull some, like, mental gymnastics to compartmentalize, but I don’t know if I can anymore. So I’m just hoping he’s woken up.”
In 2015, a red Make America Great Again hat was spotted in Brady’s locker during a televised interview.
On the social media platform, Twitter, Evans often tweets hilarious mockery over President Trump’s tweets. He does it bluntly and quite more often compared to other A-list celebrities of his calibre.
Here are some of his Tweets that has people laughing, concerned and angry:
Here Evans simply slams the President over his ability to spell the word ‘counsel’ properly.
This is just a hilarious take away on how the President apparently complains too much regarding news that involves him and how he seems to come for former President Barack Obama.
An hour later, Evans quote retweeted a post about Kelleyanne Conway, counsel to the president, and her statement about the president trying to heal the country.
Let’s just say, Evans had another thing in mind.
People on Twitter seems to be enjoying Evan’s political crusade and it’s pretty obvious that Captain America isn’t a fan of the President. Actually, Evans was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton when she ran for office in 2016.
According to an interview, Marvel doesn’t seem to be bothered with Evans’ constant Twitter attack on the President. Evans said, “Marvel has never said anything. On the contrary — when I bump into Kevin Feige the first thing out of his mouth is ‘Man, I love what you’re doing [on Twitter].'”
“I don’t see it as trash-talking,” says Feige, Marvel’s president. “I see it as very astute, very honorable, very noble, very Cap-like. Commentary and questioning. I’ve said to him, ‘You’re merging! You and the character are merging!'”
On the contrary, Evans seems to be unbothered if his vocalness in the political realm affects his career. He feels free to voice out his opinions even with sensitive topics.
Even further into Evans’ crusade, he is launching a website whose mission is “to create informed, responsible and empathetic citizens.”
The website, called ‘A Starting Point,’ which Evans co-founded with fellow actor Mark Kassan and entrepreneur Joe Kiani has yet to announce further details and launch date of the said project.
Recently, Evans has been to Capitol Hill to conduct interviews for the website with Sens. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Chris Coons, D-Del., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska. In March, he does the same at the House of Representatives.
“You don’t want to alienate half your audience,” says Evans. “But I’d be disappointed in myself if I didn’t speak up. Especially for fear of some monetary repercussion or career damage — that just feels really gross to me,” Evans told the outlet.
It is a welcome adversary to the Trump Administration as Evans comes full circle to his constant lash at the President. He is willing to take it all the way to informing U.S. citizens with formal information other than his usual thread of tweets.