The president of the United States was on Air Force One, waxing philosophical about some of the most important issues of the day — the U.S. response to a dictator’s attacks on civilians and rising tensions with North Korea — but some people couldn’t take their eyes off the guy on the television screen next to him.
To be fair, the guy was Darth Vader, silhouetted in a cloud of smoke.
Trump had come out for an impromptu meeting with reporters and interrupted the in-flight movie: “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” And while the media’s attention was focused on the president, the Internet couldn’t get past the symbolism.
There’s Trump interrupting a showing of “Star Wars” a day or so before greenlighting strikes on a foreign country. There’s Trump, a protest target and a president with historically low approval ratings, standing next to one of the world’s most iconic villains. The Trump-Vader comparison has been made over and over again. Fortunately, no one made a joke about Air Force One. Until now. Sorry.
Comparing Trump to Darth Vader is so insulting to the memory of Anakin Skywalker. He deserves better. Trump is Palpatine. End of discussion.
— Kaki (@KakiThorell) April 6, 2017
But the biggest burn came from one of the movie series’s biggest stars: Mark Hamill, the guy who has played Luke Skywalker.
Brent Ashcroft, a reporter from Grand Rapids, Mich., ABC-affiliate WZZM shot a tweet to…
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