Captain America star Chris Evans recently sat down with and shared that he feels “rage and fury” about the fact that Donald Trump is in the White House. The actor who has played the Star-Spangled Avenger shared these thoughts with Esquire Magazine, much as the fictional character he plays could have confronted the president in the comics or movies.
The 35-year-old Boston native has shared exactly why he feels so much rage and opposes not only Donald Trump but also certain members of his cabinet. He says it is unbelievable to him that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in November by selling those who strongly felt disenfranchised with the system a bill of goods, reports the Blaze.
Chris Evans stated that he feels rage and fury. He believes Trump succeeded because people were so desperate to hear someone tell them someone was to blame. He believes people wanted to hear someone say that they were angry and that Washington sucks. He feels people just wanted something new even if they didn’t fully understand it.
During the interview, Evans singled out Steve Bannon, Trump’s advisor. Whispers of Anti-Semitism have followed Bannon ever since his 2007 divorce. He has long been labeled a “man who has no place in politics.
In court documents, Mary Louise Piccard, Bannon’s ex-wife, said in court documents that Bannon did not want his children going to school with Jews. Bannon also questioned why schools had Chanukah books in its libraries, reports the Daily Mail.
Chris Evans admitted that being an actor it may not be the best move to possibly alienate his fan base that supports Trump, but he stated that his personal values clearly outweighed self-preservation in this instance.
He said that he understood fully that he was in a business where tickets must be sold, but he knew that he would not be unable to look himself in the mirror if he believed in something strongly, but did not voice his opinion. He said often it is the way you choose to speak out. He added that we are allowed to disagree.
Chris Evans told Esquire that he knew that he could lose fans for speaking out. He stated that if people refuse to see his movies because he has spoken out against Trump he is okay with that. He adds that he will try his best to be calm and reasonable in his political statements, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
Evans says that he knows not everyone who voted for Trump is a “horrible bigot.” He stated that he knows that there are individuals in the middle and it is with those people you can’t lose your credibility. He said that he fully understands that if you spew too much rhetoric you can become nothing more than “white noise.”
The actor stars in the upcoming drama titled Gifted. The drama also features Octavia Spencer and Jenny Slate. Gifted opens in theaters on April 7.
By Tammy Marie Rose
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