Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill (pictured above middle) thinks President Donald Trump is worse than Darth Vader, the most famous villain from the “Star Wars” franchise.
Hamill appeared on a podcast with Jonathan Capehart of The Washington Post.
After Capehart mentioned that both President Donald Trump and former Vice President Dick Cheney have been compared to Darth Vader, he asked Hamill what he thought of such a comparison.
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Turns out Hamill is not a fan of the comparison — but not because he supports Trump.
Hamill, 67, replied, “Listen. I really get upset … when people compare [Trump] or even Dick Cheney to Darth Vader … ’cause Darth Vader repented. He saw the error of his ways. I don’t see either one of them doing that.”
It’s clear Hamill is no fan of Trump — but he said he thinks he understands why the president appealed to the working class — and proceeded to make unsubstantiated claims against him.
“I sympathize with the people that voted for him, because, hey, politics as usual — it makes me sick, too,” Hamill said. “They were wanting to just blow up the system. I get that. And if I knew he weren’t a pathological liar, I could have voted for him.”
“I’m middle class, that’s where I came from, but I knew he was saying anything to get their votes,” Hamill added. “So with the help of Russia, he was somehow able to do it.”
This kind of rhetoric from Hamill is no shock either, given some of the past statements he’s made.
Mark Hamill said the president’s Cabinet was a “who’s who of really despicable people.”
Last month Hamill lauded a photo of several newly elected female lawmakers, including Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
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In response to the photo, the “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back” star tweeted that only women should be in government, saying, “For centuries, men have had their chance to rule government with middling-to-poor results. Who’s ready to let women take charge completely? Just women. I know I am.”
For centuries, men have had their chance to rule government with middling-to-poor results. Who's ready to let women take charge completely? Just women. I know I am. https://t.co/VRTurft6DG
— MarkHoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) November 13, 2018
In October, Hamill called Donald Trump Jr. a racist for poking fun at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for her DNA ancestry results.
— MarkHoHoHoHamill (@HamillHimself) October 8, 2018
And shortly after President Trump won the 2016 presidential election, Hamill said he was “in total denial” about the results.
He said that the president’s Cabinet was a “who’s who of really despicable people.”
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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, and other outlets.