This won’t be the first time Anthony Mackie has said some dumb sh*t. He tends to stick his foot in his mouth on a regular basis. With that being common knowledge, you wouldn’t think his most recent comments would come off as much of a surprise. Yet, here we all are…surprised AF (as f*ck). I’m gonna be honest, I don’t think any of us were ready for this one.
Today, BET reported that Anthony Mackie has officially endorsed Donald Trump for president. Here’s what the actor had to say about the Trumpster–
“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.”
He then went on to say: “I’m on the bandwagon,” he said. “I’m drinking the Kool-Aid!”
Now, Anthony, you DO know that the phrase “drinking the Kool-Aid” doesn’t have a positive connotation, right? You DO know that everyone who drank Jim Jones’s “Kool-Aid” back in the 70’s was completely brainwashed and ended up dead, don’t ya? But hey, whatever floats your boat, dude.
Listen, all I know is, if Donald Trump’s success can be attributed to him “pulling himself up by his bootstraps”, then I’m officially Beyonce.
But of course, this little comment didn’t get past the people over at Twitter. The reactions were priceless, per usual.
what if anthony mackie's support of trump is just his way of letting us know falcon sides with iron man in "civil war"?
— neil mccauley (@the_blueprint) October 19, 2015
ANTHONY MACKIE SUPPORTS TRUMP AND THE WORLD IS USELESS AND I WANT TO LIVE ON THE MOON
— Kat (@katbrad) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie endorsing Donald Trump led to this and I'm still debating whether or not to press "Send." pic.twitter.com/IuTcTEU8wR
— Eric Geller (@ericgeller) October 19, 2015
Me, because of Anthony Mackie pic.twitter.com/pIvh0Yl2X8
— Fräulein ❀ (@HOWLINGCOMANDOS) October 19, 2015
.@derekahunter Are we sure it's not a Life Model Decoy of Anthony Mackie?
— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie said Donald Trump “worked his way up from nothing.”
Donald’s father Fred was worth $300 million. pic.twitter.com/SkeZj6LUaG
— Eric Haywood (@EricHaywood) October 19, 2015
Slowly figuring out that Anthony Mackie is an idiot is a bummer https://t.co/zYNEOQZA93
— Max Robinson (@DieRobinsonDie) October 19, 2015
Anthony Mackie said Trump built himself up from nothing? $250,000,000 is nothing. well would you look at the time…
— Carol Chaining (@Felonious_munk) October 19, 2015
ANTHONY MACKIE = CANCELLED https://t.co/tAnDGzolYE
— ☭ blige ☭ (@THECAROLDANVERS) October 19, 2015
Welp. Looks like everyone has “cancelled” Anthony. Including me.