Mark Hamill doesn't think too highly of President Donald Trump and he gets upset when people compare him to Darth Vader. Hamill has been pretty vocal about his stance on the Trump administration over the past two years and he spends a decent amount of time trolling the president online because he can. Anybody with a Twitter account can let the president know how they feel about his handling of the United States on the world stage. However, Hamill's voice is a little louder than most, thanks to the Star Wars franchise and his rabid following.
In a new interview, Mark Hamill discussed President Trump and had a pretty interesting take on the Darth Vader comparisons. Back in the early 2000s, Vice President Dick Cheney was often compared to Darth Vader. And now, Trump has started to get compared to one of the most iconic villains of all time. Hamill had this to say.
"I really get upset then when people compare (Trump), or even (former vice president) Dick Cheney, to Darth Vader, because Darth Vader repented. He saw the error of his ways. I don't see either one of them (Cheney or Trump) doing that."
The Mark Hamill statements will more than likely end up just as divisive as The Last Jedi, but the majority of his followers either don't mind, or they share the same political ideologies and attitudes towards the Trump administration. Dick Cheney's comparison was more about his physical looks and his perceived championing of torture along with the quest for weapons of mass destruction with George W. Bush. With that being said, Donald Trump and his crew have made some people wish that W. Bush and Cheney were still in office, which is saying a lot.
When bashing Donald Trump on social media, Mark Hamill takes a different approach than some of his peers. If Trump doesn't like what one says about him on social media, he simply blocks them. He has done this to Stephen King and Danny Zuker from Modern Family along with many more. Zuker even turned his tweet war with Trump into a book that benefits Planned Parenthood, RAICES, and the World Wildlife Fund. Hamill takes more of a sarcastic approach with his trolling and notes that he never tags the president in any of his tweets.
As long as there are people in the White House, there will continue to be controversy and criticism, no matter which party or person is in office. Getting compared to Darth Vader is actually one of the better comparisons for Donald Trump that has been going around as of late, so he might as well embrace it, though Mark Hamill doesn't agree. You can hear the rest of what Hamill had to say about Trump and Star Wars over at the The Washington Post Came Up Podcast.