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Anthony Mackie gets trounced for Trump support


Actor Anthony Mackie got smacked out of the Twittersphere for suggesting that he maybe thinks Donald Trump isn't the worst presidential candidate ever.

Mackie, who recently wrapped production of "Captain America: Civil War" in Atlanta at Pinewood Studios, said in an interview with BET.com that the best actors on the planet are politicians .

Anthony Mackie on set at “Captain America: Civil War.” PHOTO: Jennifer Brett, jbrett@ajc.com

He went on to say:

“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.”

That may not exactly constitute an "endorsement" but it was enough for Twitter to go snap:

Anthony Mackie is Trump Supporter! Cancelled. Falcon Cancelled. Just Cancelled.

— ShadeQUEEN (@EllaEllaAJ) October 19, 2015

Anthony Mackie is endorsing Donald Trump??????? Well, well, well, if it isn't the Stacey Dash of 2016...

— Robinne Lee (@robinnelee) October 19, 2015

Anthony Mackie says Donald Trump, whose father was a millionaire, "worked his way up from nothing" http://t.co/4JMklH4feY

— Adam Serwer (@AdamSerwer) October 19, 2015

And this:

Anthony Mackie could have at least given us a Spoiler Warning before announcing he's been working for Hydra all along.

— Geoff LaTulippe (@DrGMLaTulippe) October 19, 2015

Of course, all of this will likely be forgiven and forgotten by the time the movie comes out in May 2016.

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“Captain America: Civil War” films in downtown Atlanta


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