People have been incredibly critical of Donald Trump’s words and policies for as long as he’s been involved in politics. Plenty of people believe his words purposefully play on people’s fears and insecurities.
Combine that with his repeated praise of violence and it’s easy to see why millions of people believe Trump is inciting all sorts of problems.
Criticism kicked up again after a particularly violent week in the nation.
Media members, high-profile democrats, people of color and more have been targeted for horrific acts of violence. Domestic terrorism, racism and xenophobia are splashed across headlines thanks to several attacks and at least one perpetrator who is a rampant Trump fanatic.
With people asking questions, Trump turned to Twitter to defend himself and lay blame on the media.
Essentially, Trump framed the victims as the problem and himself as the real victim.
There is great anger in our Country caused in part by inaccurate, and even fraudulent, reporting of the news. The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People, must stop the open & obvious hostility & report the news accurately & fairly. That will do much to put out the flame…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2018
People were unbelievably quick to call him out on that, which is unsurprising.
Plenty of celebrities even spoke up. The one who really caught people’s attention, though, was Chris Evans. There’s just something about Captain America chastising the president that has people talking.
Evans sarcastically re-wrote Trump’s tweet.
‘Help! I’ve never done anything wrong in my entire life, but somehow hostility is at an all time high. Just because I kick beehives all day, it’s not MY fault when people get stung! No one has EVER been treated so unfairly. Sad. Also, where’s Obama’s birth certificate?’ https://t.co/F3iQr0O5xn
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) October 29, 2018
As with all things political and celeb related, it was divisive.
Some people hated that Evans went there.
Unfortunately Chris you are part of the problem. This media bias has been going long before President Trump took office. Republicans and a lot of America is tired of it. The reason a lot of us are behind President Trump is because he’s not going to take it anymore. Neither are we
— Jason Nelsestuen (@JasonNelsestue1) October 29, 2018
You can’t actually ignore the fact that journalists do create hostility amongst the people by exaggerating stories and twisting them to fit a convenient narrative…..
— Shelby Krajcsir (@SKrajcsir) October 30, 2018
ya know i like you Chris as an actor but i'm really getting tired of you and the rest of Hollywood with this self righteous hate on Trump all day every day bullshit. it's getting old.
— Ashley Marks (@ashietater) October 29, 2018
You're engaging in ad hominem, a fallacy, & not addressing the central point, which is that most media outlets are blatantly biased. I'm guessing you're not attempting a counterargument because (a) You know media is biased; (b) You're a clueless idiot; or (c) a little of both.
— Troy Riser (@TroyRiser) October 29, 2018
Oh Cap, not you too! pic.twitter.com/vzOLapdomF
— Shawn Etheridge (@EtheridgeShawnH) October 29, 2018
Not a good look Captain. It gives the appearance that he's getting to you. And that the midterms are gonna put you on your ass when you realize the blue wave was nothing more than pic.twitter.com/pHmcqmSVuk
— Barry Silver (@bmoneysilver) October 29, 2018
Others loved it.
I am screeching. Well done, Chris, well done. I love this, it's so true.
— Emma (@LoriLaufeyson) October 30, 2018
Evans does it again. pic.twitter.com/IxP362WuCJ
— L Drake (@LDrake_777) October 29, 2018
Gotta love it when Superman and Captain America come together.
— Robert Jauregui (@RobertJauregui7) October 29, 2018
pure gold!!! Thank you for you the laugh. But really someone needs to take away Trump’s twitter account.
— Jennifer (@Trinityvann) October 30, 2018
I like that analogy
“Just because I kick beehives all day, it’s not my fault when people get stung.” pic.twitter.com/nMFL0vuxyl
— felicia ruiz (@katwomanfifi) October 30, 2018
Would you agree Trump is a worse villain than Thanos?
— Deron (@DeronBolt) October 30, 2018
I just love that Captain America is the one to roast the president. Beautiful irony.
— Alexis (@lexietheassbutt) October 30, 2018
Cue the Evans 2020 tweets!
— Dan Kasm (@DeathxLeopard) October 29, 2018
please run for president
— anamari (@idkanamari) October 30, 2018
— Steve (@stevngrntrogers) October 29, 2018
I’d vote Chris Evans #chrisevans2020
— Rick Law (@searick1) October 30, 2018
While some say celebrities should stay silent on political issues, they are still citizens with a right to vote and freedom of speech. If your dentist can tweet their opinions, why not an actor?