Avengers 4 star and Captain America actor Chris Evans ripped into Kanye West after he wore a Make America Great Again hat on Saturday Night Live and praised President Trump for his trade deal with Mexico and Canada.
On Saturday night, Kanye West was the guest musical star on Saturday Night Live where he wore a Make America Great Again hat and criticized the entertainment and news industries.
Kanye West on Saturday Night Live: “They bullied me, they bullied me backstage, they said don’t go out there with that [MAGA] hat on”
— USA 1st (@MusicCargo) October 1, 2018
The morning after his performance the rapper took to Twitter to praise the President for actions on trade. As well as stating that the message was sent with “love” while saying that the “Make America Great Again” hat represented good and the country being whole again.
this represents good and America becoming whole again. We will no longer outsource to other countries. We build factories here in America and create jobs. We will provide jobs for all who are free from prisons as we abolish the 13th amendment. Message sent with love pic.twitter.com/a15WqI8zgu
— ye (@kanyewest) September 30, 2018
Unfortunately for West, that love didn’t seem to translate to Evans. The Avengers 4 star decided to rake Kanye West over the coals describing his views as “terrifying.” He would even demean Kanye describing him as “someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue.”
There’s nothing more maddening than debating someone who doesn’t know history, doesn’t read books, and frames their myopia as virtue. The level of unapologetic conjecture I’ve encountered lately isn’t just frustrating, it’s retrogressive, unprecedented and absolutely terrifying. https://t.co/4jCFwB4T5U
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2018
The reaction by Chris Evans isn’t surprising. The actor has had a long history of online activism against President Donald Trump.
Interestingly enough he used the same insults against the President that he used against Kanye. He told the President, “You don’t read shit.” This criticism came over a simple spelling error on Twitter.
He would further go after the President in an interview with Esquire:
“I feel rage. I feel fury. It’s unbelievable. People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame. They were just so happy to hear that someone was angry. Hear someone say that Washington sucks. They just want something new without actually understanding. I mean, guys like Steve Bannon—Steve Bannon!—this man has no place in politics.”
He’s also targeted Trump’s Cabinet appointments.
If David Duke….DAVID!…DUKE!… thinks you’re right, then you are unequivocally wrong. The confirmation of @jeffsessions is beyond words. https://t.co/CuLUznwO6S
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 9, 2017
In fact, he’s repeatedly criticized the President.
A Trump Thread In A Time Of Crisis:
-Multiple references to himself in the third person. ✔️✔️ https://t.co/eR4V0FBhJe
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 30, 2017
I don’t even know what to say. Today was a disgrace. @realDonaldTrump embarrassed America and should be ashamed of himself. Shame on anyone who chooses to ignore Russia’s interference in our democracy for the sake of Trump’s political well-being. I’m at a complete loss.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) July 16, 2018
MANY SIDES?!? Ive typed and deleted at least 8 tweets. Words simply arent strong enough to accurately describe how I feel about Donald Trump
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 12, 2017
What do you think of all of this? Does Cap have a point? Or is this one dragon that just isn’t there to fight?