By CCN.com: This morning, President Trump drew fire when he shared a quote likening him to the second coming of Jesus Christ. This afternoon, he accidentally compared himself to someone far less heroic: Darth Vader – and not even the James Earl Jones version.
Trump: I am the ‘Chosen One’
— CNBC (@CNBC) August 21, 2019
Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn, Trump defended his controversial trade policies, alleging that he didn’t start the trade war with China – he’s just the “Chosen One” who must deal with it.
“This isn’t my trade war, this is a trade war that should have taken place a long time ago,” Trump said, as he glanced toward the sky. “I am the Chosen One.”
Accidental or not, it’s impossible to miss the clear allusion to that infamous scene from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi defeats Anakin Skywalker, only to see him transform into Darth Vader.
Liberals Say Trump is Darth Vader, Mark Hamill Says He’s Worse
Trump’s not the first one to make the Darth Vader comparison. Liberal Twitter has been doing it for years.
on a side note donald trump is def darth vader think about it . evil. threatens to blow up the whole planet every time he gets mad . horribly disfigured
— b (@bhslang) August 16, 2019
I agree with @ElieNYC 100%
Trump is Darth Vader, McConnell is Palpatine.
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) April 6, 2019
However, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, quipped last year that the Darth Vader comparison is unfair.
“Listen, I really get upset then when people compare [Trump] or even Dick Cheney to Darth Vader, because Darth Vader repented,” Hamill said. “He saw the error of his ways. I don’t see either one of them doing that.”
We’re in Trouble if Xi Jinping Gets the High Ground
Either way, it’s hard to see Trump’s “Chosen One” remark as anything other than an own goal.
At the very least, he could have compared himself to the James Earl Jones Vader from the original Star Wars, rather than the whiny Hayden Christensen version.
The one that killed the younglings.
We're reaching the point in Episode III where Trump starts killing all the younglings.
— Andrew (@AndrewCrow) August 14, 2016
Let’s just hope Xi Jinping never gets the high ground.