A superheroes’ number one job is to protect the planet.
And while there are probably plenty of threats to a country like America’s national security, climate change has been identified numerous times as one of the biggest.
Not if you ask the president, though. Judging by his tweets, Trump is still treating global warming as something to joke about.
Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
Enter Captain America.
The man behind the mask, Chris Evans, took to Twitter to challenge the president over his tweet on Monday.
It wasn’t the only time that day that Evans challenged Trump, either.
Evans’ second tweet followed Trump’s remarks about Elizabeth Warren, which many interpreted as a reference to the Trail of Tears.
Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2019
I try to never dignify this man’s tweets, but there is little doubt here that he uses “TRAIL” to evoke the genocidal Trail of Tears, and does so to land a political jab. Warren has taken justifiable heat on this issue—but he used the murders of Indigenous people as a punchline. https://t.co/LiyK2iruDF
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) February 9, 2019
Evans weighed in after Fox News analyst Brit Hume implied Trump might not have known about the Trail of Tears.
Your defense is that he’s too uneducated to have made this offensive remark?
Also, can you imagine if another president admitted to not knowing what the Trail of Tears was?
By your logic, his ignorance has become normalized/expected
Lastly, then why did he capitalize ‘trail’?? https://t.co/VRaD2z2zMc
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) February 11, 2019
Don’t mess with Captain America.