Mark Hamill had a great joke about Trump appearing next to Darth Vader
Mark Hamill appeared a great fray aboard Air Force One over the weekend.
It all started on April 6 when Donald “4 5” Trump sounded into the press hut aboard the presidential airliner to answer some questions about his missile strike in Syria. And in a genuinely “truth is stranger than fiction” twisting, he handed his remarks just as Darth Vader represented his Rogue One introduction on the observer next to Trump’s face.
I can’t make this stuff up.
The internet predictably laughter at this momentous photo opp. But one Twitter hero journalist and Star Wars plaything collector Brent Ashcroft led a gradation significantly on Friday: He invited Mark Hamill for a reaction.
The Luke Skywalker actor hasn’t been shy about smacking the Trump White House. He’s even taken to recording audio of himself reading Trump’s most problematic tweets in the expres of the Joker, the Batman arch-nemesis whom Hamill has famously singer in animated features and video games.
He responded to Ashcroft’s tweeted inquiry with feigned disarray. ” Rogue One ? ” Hamill invited. “I thought they were just screening Steve Bannon’s home movies.”
Bannon, of course, is Trump’s contentious Chief Strategist and the former executive chair of “platform for the alt-right” Breitbart News. He is also, by his own admission, an admirer of the individuals who attain superpower through “darkness.”
“Darkness is good, ” Bannon said in a 2016 interrogation with The Hollywood Reporter . “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they” THR trusted Bannon’s use of “they” was a reference to radicals and the media “get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”
Sigh. Let’s just go back to admiring Hamill’s tweet.