It looks like Captain America is not a great fan of the US commander-in-chief. Most recently, President Donald Trump "joked" about rougher police treatment while arresting suspected criminals, drawing heavy criticism from police chiefs and people in general.
And the latest to join the bandwagon is none other than American actor Chris Evans. Taking to Twitter, the 36-year-old Marvel star blasted Trump for his "zero societal awareness" and the reckless comment about police brutality.
"You reckless moron," the superhero movie star slammed Trump, adding, "Do you have any idea what you're encouraging? You think a 'joke' makes it ok?? ZERO societal awareness and understanding."
The latest controversy began after Trump spoke about taking on the criminal gang MS-13 at Suffolk County Community College in New York on Friday, 28 July.
Seemingly encouraging law-enforcement officials towards a brutal treatment of suspects, Trump said, "When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in. Rough, I said. Please don't be too nice."
"The laws are so horrendously stacked against us because, for years and years, they've been made to protect the criminal. Totally made to protect the criminal. Not the officers. You do something wrong, you're in more jeopardy than they are," he added.
However, since the comment, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders dismissed the furore, saying "I believe [Trump] was making a joke at the time." A video of the controversial speech was later retweeted by Evans, which has since then drawn an extreme reaction on social media.
"Captain America for president and sensible police reform," one person commented, while many others seemed to be in agreement. A second Twitter user wrote, "I would consider moving to America just so I could vote for him."
Amid the flurry of comments, however, several fans of the actor ceased the opportunity to criticize Trump's comments. "He wasn't joking. He's encouraged violence against citizens many times before, including at his own rallies," said a critic.
Another critic blasted the President, writing, "His existence is a f*****g joke. Not only does he validate racists and bigots, but police brutality too!"