Avengers star Chris Evans called out conservative media for how they would've reacted if Obama had said he was "the chosen one" instead of President Trump.
Trump made the bizarre comment on Wednesday while talking about his trade war with China, telling reporters, "Somebody had to do it," before looking at the sky and saying, "I am the chosen one."
"Somebody had to do it, so I'm taking on China. I'm taking on China on trade. And you know what? We're winning."
"I am the chosen one." He's not just talking about trade. He truly thinks he's the chosen one, and so does his di… https://t.co/JbjXXhZyEh— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly) 1566406875.0
Evans shared the clip while calling out the hypocrisy of Fox News' coverage of Trump vs Obama, saying:
"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."
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… https://t.co/PPL9qU8vX5— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans) 1566414563.0
The scene Evans is referring to is from the classic Indiana Jones film The Raiders of the Lost Ark.
In a particularly gruesome scene, the villains of the movie look inside the Ark of the Covenant and promptly have their faces melted off by what they see.
And considering how much Fox News harped on former President Obama, it seems pretty accurate.
@ChrisEvans Hannity pathetically in a terrible sarcastic way called Obama the anointed one. Where is his outrage with Trump?— David Weissman (@David Weissman) 1566419367.0
@ChrisEvans *** the entire GOP spontaneously combusts***— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt Fed Employee) 1566415294.0
@ChrisEvans Trump voters when he loses the election and his sham presidency goes up in flames. https://t.co/SEPoycxlSb— Adam Best (@Adam Best) 1566419193.0
@ChrisEvans And Chris with the perfect tweet. https://t.co/rDUluIN1eN— NicoleCuturia (@NicoleCuturia) 1566414856.0
I mean, if Obama HAD said it, would it really have been inaccurate?
@ChrisEvans don’t forget that barack obama is the chosen one— emily (@emily) 1566414623.0
The clip of Trump began circulating on Twitter, along with Trump's other claims from Wednesday morning that he was called the "King of Israel" and the "second coming of God."
The abundance of absurd statements from Trump has led Twitter to start calling for the enactment of the #25thAmendmentNow.
Quite understandably trending. #25thAmendmentNow https://t.co/T4pnw2ik4c— George Conway (@George Conway) 1566412963.0
It's one thing to talk about yourself in the third person, and claim American Jews are #DisloyalToTrump. But now h… https://t.co/5KDKSMeLOP— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1566392685.0
The way things are going, one expects that the first half of 2020 will feature Vice President Pence racing feverish… https://t.co/UfVoFmfAiU— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol) 1566432030.0
The 25th Amendment could be used to remove the President from office if he was deemed unfit, effectively making Vice President Mike Pence the new President.
Which, let's be honest, is also a frightening concept.
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