- The Washington Times - Monday, January 8, 2018

Marvel’s “Captain America” exploded on President Trump over the weekend in a lewd attack referencing the movie “Human Centipede.”

Over 8 million fans of actor Chris Evans got a taste on Sunday of the Trump-induced “rage” and “fury” he detailed in March 2017 during an interview with Esquire magazine. The Disney/Marvel Studios star likened Mr. Trump, senior policy adviser Stephen Miller, and Russian President Vladimir Putin to a train of men whose mouths are sewn to each others’ rectums.

“I’m beginning to think the movie Human Centipede was more prescient than it was given credit for in foreshadowing the Putin, Trump, Stephen Miller garbage train,” Mr. Evans tweeted, a reference to a 2009 horror film directed by Tom Six.

The attack seemed partly inspired by a combative interview Mr. Miller had on CNN’S “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. The two men argued over the network’s “hysterical coverage” of Mr. Trump, along with author Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”

Mr. Evans told Esquire for its 2017 interview that alienating potential customers for Disney and Marvel Studios over his political rhetoric does not bother him.

“Look, I’m in a business where you’ve got to sell tickets,” he said. “But, my God, I would not be able to look at myself in the mirror if I felt strongly about something and didn’t speak up. I think it’s about how you speak up. We’re allowed to disagree. If I state my case and people don’t want to go see my movies as a result, I’m OK with that.”

The actor will next portray Captain America when “Avengers: Infinity War,” directed by brothers Joe and Anthony Russo, is released May 4.

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