Chris Evans, the actor that plays Captain America in several Marvel films, has effectively degraded the office of President of the United States.
How? He wants CNN’s Don Lemon to run for president in 2020 because he speaks the “truth.”
Here’s the tweet Evans surprised the world with on Wednesday:
“Can Don Lemon please run for president in 2020?” the Captain America star wrote. “Thank you for speaking truth in the face of so much ignorance and inevitable retaliation.”
Can @donlemon please run for president in 2020? Thank you for speaking truth in the face of so much ignorance and inevitable retaliation.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 23, 2017
Evans’s plea for Lemon to run for president was inspired by the CNN anchor’s longwinded rebuttal of President Trump’s speech to a packed crowd of supporters at the Phoenix Convention Center.
“What we witnessed is a total eclipse of the facts. Someone who came out on stage and lied directly to the American people and left things out that he said in an attempt to rewrite history, especially when it comes to Charlottesville,” Lemon said of Trump’s remarks late Tuesday night. “He’s unhinged, it’s embarrassing, and I don’t mean for us, the media because he went after us, but for the country. This is who we elected president of the United States. A man who is so petty that he has to go after people he deems to be his enemy, like an imaginary friend of a six-year-old.”
Trump had spent a portion of his hour-and-a-half-long speech hammering the media for misinterpreting remarks he made, in which he condemned the neo-Nazis and white nationalist protesters that caused violence in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month.
Later in his CNN broadcast Tuesday, Lemon, without offering evidence, said Trump “is clearly trying to ignite a civil war in this country.”
“He hasn’t really said anything that denounced the alt-right. He talked about the KKK and whatever. He hasn’t really done that. He is clearly trying to ignite a civil war in this country,” Lemon said. “He has not tamped down race. And I’m just going to say, if he was on my team, in this newsroom, and said those things, he would be escorted out of the building by security.”
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