President Donald Trump and actor Mark Hamill aren't exactly on the best of terms, with Hamill regularly criticizing the President online.
This past Thursday, April 9, was no different.
After President Trump sent out a tweet preoccupied with the high ratings of his daily pandemic press briefings, Hamill eviscerated him with a comparison to a classic John Carpenter monster.
In his tweet, Trump lashed out at The Wall Street Journal for forgetting to mention how many people were watching his press briefings in a recent article.
The Wall Street Journal always “forgets” to mention that the ratings for the White House Press Briefings are “throu… https://t.co/nz1j7iy8K7— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1586460900.0
Hamill was astonished the President could be so obsessed with his "ratings" while thousands of Americans were losing their lives.
Perpetually obsessed with ratings & praise for himself, but still not a word of sympathy for the suffering or those… https://t.co/36omlOVvJ9— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1586469019.0
Many people thought Hamill's comparison was unfair...
...to The Thing.
@HamillHimself Hey now. The Thing is beloved.— Plague Of Gripes (@Plague Of Gripes)1586469405.0
@HamillHimself Master Skywalker how dare you. That comparison is completely unfair to The Thing.— Colin Cahill (@Colin Cahill)1586469139.0
@HamillHimself The Thing would be a far better President in general. #thething2020— bats in the belfry (@bats in the belfry)1586469032.0
Others pointed out that, in a normal world, The Wall Street Journal would be on President Trump's side.
@HamillHimself he does realize that The WSJ is actually conservative right?. It's not just us liberals that think he's a schmuck.— Michael Rosenbaum (@Michael Rosenbaum)1586469792.0
The President shouldn't care about his ratings.
He's not the star of a television show anymore—he's supposed to be saving lives and working in the best interests of all people in the United States.
@HamillHimself This isn't a reality show, it's REALITY!— Christopher Valin (@Christopher Valin)1586469063.0
@HamillHimself https://t.co/k5DgmD6zXa— MizFrizz ❄ (@MizFrizz ❄)1586475699.0
They say any President's most valuable resource is time, yet President Trump spends two hours a day speaking to (and often misleading) the press.
This is not normal behavior for a leader in a time of crisis.
It's not hard to see why he acts this way, however—Trump cares more about being "popular" than about helping the American people.
@HamillHimself https://t.co/qhZnMcKl9Z— Fryatt (@Fryatt)1586469092.0
@HamillHimself Trump's lack of empathy is scary AF. I believe that empathy makes us more human... Trump's lack of… https://t.co/JK1qH4HL6p— Taryn from the Bay (@Taryn from the Bay)1586478549.0
Many online thanked Hamill for once again coming to the defense of common sense and the truth.
@HamillHimself @Cie2011 Thank you!— LisaBethRules (@LisaBethRules)1586530602.0
Throughout numerous moments of national hardship, President Trump has revealed the person he's most concerned about:
@HamillHimself Trump’s attempt at empathy would probably be something like: “Sorry your parents died from Coronavir… https://t.co/rvkXGTwl7z— David Ferguson (@David Ferguson)1586473179.0
@HamillHimself Watched this on @tcm instead of the press conf. Way more likeable https://t.co/IcSgnkOWhC— Lisa Slevin Pierce🗽 (@Lisa Slevin Pierce🗽)1586469418.0
Why would a sitting President ever tweet something like this?
@HamillHimself The fact that he mentions ratings at all during this time...ugh!— Dan (@Dan)1586471223.0
If President Trump wants to help this country, he should be spending more of his time working towards quick, widely-available testing, and less time tweeting about his press briefings as if they were a primetime television show.