Anthony Mackie is drinking the Donald Trump Kool-Aid.
The Ant-Man actor is out promoting his new film, Our Brand Is Crisis, and he just let his Presidential preference out of the bag.
“I think the best actors on the planet are politicians,” Mackie hold BET in an interview.
“I would 100 percent want to run Trump’s campaign. 100 percent,” he said. “I mean, first that’ll be the best party ever when he won, and second, 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.”
Trump, the son of a wealthy New York developer, was given control of his father’s company in 1971 after working for the company while attending Wharton.
“I’m on the bandwagon,” he said. “I’m drinking the Kool-Aid!”
Check it out:
Twitter is having some fun with this one.
FFS. Anthony Mackie. Donald Trump did not pull himself up from nothing, he started out with $33 million and went into bankruptcy four times.
— John W. Ennis (@johnennis) October 19, 2015
*sees anthony mackie trending* oh they're talking about falcon *clicks on it* WHAT THE HELL BRO
— white widow (@vHail_HYDRA) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie says Donald Trump, whose father was a millionaire, "worked his way up from nothing" http://t.co/4JMklH4feY
— Adam Serwer (@AdamSerwer) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie formally announced his candidacy for thinkpiece subject.
— Jamilah Lemieux (@JamilahLemieux) October 19, 2015
So Anthony Mackie is endorsing a racist idiot and doesn't know the basic details of Trump's background. Cool cool.
— KB (@KaraRBrown) October 19, 2015
Every black person ever at Anthony Mackie right now pic.twitter.com/4rLMp3WiMk
— child of narnia (@_themusicalone_) October 19, 2015
Dear Anthony Mackie. Trump didn't "work his way up from nothing" his Daddy gave him hundreds of millions of dollars in property to start.
— Dark MacabreMaster (@FuriousDShow) October 19, 2015
No response from Mackie on the backlash to his comments.