*Not long after word broke that Anthony Mackie is “drinking the Kool-aid” regarding Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, the “Captain America” star was shredded on #BlackTwitter and became a trending topic nationwide.
While promoting his new movie “Our Brand is Crisis,” (about a political strategy team enlisted for a presidential campaign), Mackie said he’d rather run Trump’s presidential campaign than that of his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
“Trump’s an easy sell. When you look at Trump, he’s an easy sell because you can sell him as the guy who worked his way up from nothing. And I think if you’re a ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ candidate, people would identify with that,” Mackie told BET. (See video above.)
Asked if this means he endorses Trump for president, Mackie said: “I’m on the bandwagon. I’m drinking the Kool-aid!”
That’s all #BlackTwitter needed to hear:
How we looking at Anthony Mackie. Should have known he was no good since Notorious. pic.twitter.com/9pB1ZLZlmi
— Black Student Union (@bsuloyno) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie? Hand over your Avengers ID card. Trump? Really? — Austin Jackson (@austinhjackson) October 19, 2015
— Darth Vernon (@VernonJordanIII) October 19, 2015
If you’re shocked or disappointed that Anthony Mackie supports Donald Trump, you haven’t been paying attention to his views on race.
— Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie went from “Bae” to “Really, bruh?” with this shit. — Jane AusRen™ (@LauRenxExCarter) October 19, 2015
“Cynthia, how are Anthony Mackie’s mentions looking this morning?” pic.twitter.com/GqUM7XUepA
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie endorses Donald Trump welp guess who’s not watching Avengers! (And all movies including his ass) — andréa (@niaIIsjdb) October 19, 2015
And just like that. Anthony Mackie just lost any amount of FINE he had. That dude just said he’d “run Trump’s campaign. 100%.” I can’t.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) October 19, 2015
I’m seriously just so completely blown away that Anthony Mackie supports someone who FREQUENTLY calls women “pigs” and “sluts” and “ugly.” — Goonz (@GunnarOhberg) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie Endorses Donald Trump: “He worked his way up from nothing.” pic.twitter.com/d8vUwv78yo
— Daniel Nyari (@danielnyari) October 19, 2015
If you’re really upset with Anthony Mackie, just watch the end of 8 Mile like 10 times in a row and free yourself — Hanif Abdurraqib (@NifMuhammad) October 19, 2015