All of America knows Chris Evans as the actor who played Steve Rogers in the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s recent Captain America:Civil War film, but recently citizens of the United States have been seeing the Hollywood leading man and super hero action star speak out against President elect Donald Trump and his administration.
Right after the election on November 9th, Evans Tweeted his clear dissatisfaction over the election day results saying, “This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated.”
Again on November 13th, Evans Tweeted his not so subtle disgust at President-elect Trump’s seemingly questionable choice of Steve Bannon, who is perhaps best known for his close ties to the Alt Right’s Breitbart News, as a chief strategist in Trump’s incoming Administration saying, “We’re watching unabashed bigotry creep into the White House right before our eyes. This isn’t about left vs right. It’s about right vs wrong.”
Just this past Tuesday November 22, Evans again took to Twitter and denounced Donald Trump’s ongoing and questionable behavior as President-elect. The Avenging actor pointed out the stark contrast between Trump’s very outspoken criticism of both the Hamilton and Saturday Night Live casts, and the President-elect’s worrisome silence over the gathering of white supremacist “alt-right” groups in Washington, D.C. this past weekend.
Evans was referring to a recent reported in the Atlantic, which included a very scary video showing a leading White Nationalist, Richard B. Spencer saying among other nasty things, “America was, until this past generation, a white country, designed for ourselves and our posterity. It is our creation. It is our inheritance. And it belongs to us.” Members of the white supremacist’s audience were actually videoed giving the Nazi salute in support of Spencer, White America and the U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump.
In disgusted response Evans tweeted, “This. Is. Appalling. This is NOT the America in which I believe. Why does Trump see fit to denounce SNL+Hamilton but not these supporters?”
With the kind of controversy the country has become used to hearing from President-elect Donald Trump, it is a good assumption that we have not heard the last anti-Trump Tweets from our country’s current Captain America, Chris Evans.