If America truly had a "captain," it would likely be the President.
However, considering the generally unheroic behavior of President Donald Trump, many people would rather think of Chris Evans, the man who plays Captain America in the Marvel Universe, as a symbol of what our country is capable of.
After a recent press conference regarding COVID-19, which Trump has repeatedly downplayed the seriousness of in recent weeks, the President quickly left the room before reporters could ask him any questions regarding the pandemic.
Chris Evans noticed this and let the President know how he felt on Twitter.
The president just ran off stage after his rambling press conference without answering a single question. America w… https://t.co/bYHkljrZft— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1584312375.0
Chris Evans fans and President Trump critics found themselves united once again.
@ChrisEvans it's time, chris evans for president https://t.co/vdiaunEew7— 𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒂 ☀️ (@𝑺𝒂𝒓𝒂 ☀️)1584313312.0
@ChrisEvans this whole tweet has steve Rogers vibes https://t.co/1qjbioS06k— emma⍟ (fan account) (@emma⍟ (fan account))1584320634.0
@ChrisEvans DRAG HIM https://t.co/5nY89hPnqN— sara (@sara)1584312439.0
In 2017, Evans spoke with Esquire about his frequent critiques of President Trump, saying:
"Look, I'm in a business where you've got to sell tickets. But, my God, I would not be able to look at myself in the mirror if I felt strongly about something and didn't speak up."
@ChrisEvans Let me be absolutely clear, and I am not kidding with this: if the choice to lead the government's effo… https://t.co/iMVXZdy4s1— Danielle Malicote (@Danielle Malicote)1584312464.0
Evans' tweet made many people wonder how the world would be different with a different President.
@ChrisEvans TELL THEM. President Obama has stepped up with the facts, however: https://t.co/Mi2Nyy8bSR— Nicole Bad & Blerdy (@Nicole Bad & Blerdy)1584313415.0
@ChrisEvans I’d be happy with a sane adult in the White House.— 🍑🍑💫Peachy Keen ✨🍑🍑 (@🍑🍑💫Peachy Keen ✨🍑🍑)1584312697.0
Captain America is continuing his fight for our country!
@Variety That's my Captain ❤️ @ChrisEvans https://t.co/0Vt6LThKjT— Sir Nicholas (@Sir Nicholas)1584336208.0
@Variety My hero @ChrisEvans well done! https://t.co/u0zx8W2uas— 🌠🧢ShubhangiRai🌠💖 (@🌠🧢ShubhangiRai🌠💖)1584342041.0
@mashable Cap, we have a situation.— Vinnie Lam (@Vinnie Lam)1584366094.0
Evans and the President have never been on the best of terms.
Happy 4th of July! A day that represents courage in the face of tyranny. Take a moment today to question how histor… https://t.co/KjV0R20X74— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1562260362.0
This is racist, Biff. The only thing worse than actually being hateful and racist, is casually wielding hate and r… https://t.co/USkfCrzyhJ— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1563204763.0
It's one of the many things his fans love him for!
@ChrisEvans_USA Love Chris he's not afraid to speak his mind. President has got to go— Mary (@Mary)1584396405.0
@ChrisEvans_USA Our Hero 💙💙💙 https://t.co/LPNnDV68cT— Susanna (@Susanna)1584395245.0
there has been a severe lack of trump dragging tweets from user chrisevans but i am happy to say she’s back https://t.co/vt1vKJSFq3— nicole (@nicole)1584313450.0
Oh Captain, our Captain!
@Variety https://t.co/0MZvFbWVLv— Edison_Crawley (@Edison_Crawley)1584337491.0
As the country goes through a difficult time, it's comforting to know our onscreen "heroes" are trying to be the best they can be offscreen as well.