Donald Trump has earned a surprising endorsement from “Avengers” actor Anthony Mackie:
Actor Anthony Mackie says he’s backing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
“I would 100 percent want to run Trump’s campaign — 100 percent,” Mackie said during an interview with BET host Smriti Mundhra on Monday.
“I’m on the bandwagon,” Mackie said. “I’m drinking the Kool-Aid. That would be the best party ever if he won.”
“The Avengers” actor explained Trump’s appeal by citing his success in the real estate market.
“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,” Mackie said of the outspoken billionaire.
“And I think if you’re a ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ candidate, people would identify with that,” he added.
Mackie plays Sam Wilson/Falcon in the “Avengers” film franchise. He’s not the only Marvel star to publicly endorse a presidential candidate — Mark Ruffalo, who plays Dr. Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk, has endorsed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.