Chris Evans Responds To Trump Mob Invading U.S. Capitol

All eyes were on Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2020, as thousands of supporters of President Trump arrived outside the Capitol Building while Congress finalized the process to confirm Joe Biden as the next president. Thousands of these supporters stormed the building and were able to gain access, and the events quickly turned violent.

After asking his supporters to turn out to the Capitol Building, as per the BBC, President Trump took to Twitter to ask attendees to "Stay Peaceful!" and respect the law. As a melee ensued, many public figures took to social media to slam the president, and as per NPR, Joe Biden implored President Trump to step in and do everything in his power to stop the violence. This was followed by Trump releasing a video message asking supporters to leave at once.

Multiple Hollywood A-listers took to social media to lampoon the president's handling of the explosive situation. ""Hell hath no fury like a narcissist scorned," Sean Penn wrote in a scathing tweet. Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen was one of the many celebrities who called on Twitter to suspend POTUS' Twitter account. "It's time to ban Donald Trump from your platforms once and for all!" he tweeted out.

Captain America himself, Chris Evans, was among the bevvy of actors who expressed dismay at the chaotic outburst.

Chris Evans posted a series of powerful tweets

Chris Evans is best-known for his onscreen portrayal of Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but he has made a name for himself online by publicly bashing Donald Trump on several occasions. On Jan. 6, 2021, Evans was a man of few words, but he made a strong impression.

As the violent events unfolded at the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., the Knives Out actor addressed his over 14 million Twitter followers. At first he posted a simple two-word tweet: "I'm speechless." This was met with a flurry of replies from the Twitterverse. One fan implored him to wear the iconic Captain America outfit.

Shortly after his initial post, Evans added additional insight with a follow up tweet that quickly went viral. "Just think of the carnage had they not been white," he posted. This provoked a litany of heartfelt responses from the actor's followers. "I am literally in tears thinking of all the harm, abuse, and deaths of minorities and allies during the peaceful protests in 2020," one user replied. "This is the epitome of 'white privilege' and it's disgusting," another added.

Minutes later Evans included a third post that read, "So many people enabled this." Several fans showed gratitude to the star for speaking out, "Chris, thank you for using your platform to speak up. Let's hope that this is fascism's death rattle," a follower wrote.

This was only one of many times the celeb spoke out against Trump. 

Donald Trump would not meet Captain America

Leading up to the 2020 presidential election, Chris Evans created a political website called A Starting Point which was aimed at educating voters. To promote the site, the actor-turned-activist appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! via Zoom. During the 10-minute interview they covered a variety of topics, and when the political website was brought up, Evans mentioned that they had recruited over 200 elected officials to take part. This led the host to inquire if Donald Trump had been approached.

The actor revealed that the president was asked to take part, but his team was not open to the idea. "We did. We had to," Evans told Kimmel, "I shouldn't say it that way, but yeah, we did. We asked him. He said no. He said no twice." 

On Nov. 12, 2020, the Snowpiercer actor had some harsh words for Trump on Twitter. As per Newsweek, the president tweeted out that suspected voter fraud had taken place. Evans quoted POTUS and wrote, "It's over. You lost. If you don't like it, take it all the way to the Supreme Courtyard Marriott." This was a pun that poked fun at members of Trump's team who held a press conference at the Four Seasons Total Landscaping company in Philadelphia.

Mark Ruffalo clowns Donald Trump in defense of Chris Evans

Chris Evans created online controversy in September 2020 when he posted a photo of his erection to his Instagram account. This was an innocent-enough mistake as he was sharing a video which included the phone's camera roll, and among the photos was a snap of his penis.

The accomplished actor was understandably embarrassed by the snafu. Similar to the movies, Evans' Avengers co-star Mark Ruffalo came to the rescue. He assured his castmate and friend that all would be forgiven and quickly forgotten. Ruffalo insisted that Evans could not tarnish his reputation any worse than Donald Trump had his own. "@ChrisEvans Bro, while Trump is in office there is NOTHING you could possibly do to embarrass yourself. See... silver lining," he tweeted on Sept.12, 2020.

One fan replied that Captain America's mishap could very well be doing good in the world. "Given the state of our country, the world, you may very well have inspired joy in people who haven't smiled in 4 years," they wrote.