Duke went a little loopy after being held accountable for some things he said on-record
You don’t have to search very hard to find critics of Donald Trump’s recent attorney general pick, Jeff Sessions. Throughout his career, allegations of both casual and systematic racism have surrounded his policies and actions. The same could be said (with a much larger degree of certainty) of career politician and avowed klansman David Duke, who recently endorsed Sessions’ appointment on Twitter:
Mr. Trump’s appointment of Bannon, Flynn and Sessions are the first steps in the project of taking America back. https://t.co/Yn2gJ8LtUf— David Duke (@David Duke)1479486506.0
Having proven recently that he’s not one to shy away from speaking out on social media, even at the expense of his fan base, Captain America portrayer Chris Evans responded to this alignment of ideas, suggesting that a David Duke endorsement goes a long way to revealing where your values lie.
If David Duke....DAVID!...DUKE!... thinks you're right, then you are unequivocally wrong. The confirmation of… https://t.co/0AfVpTmyfi— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1486600888.0
David Duke, unsurprisingly, failed to see how the endorsement of a former Imperial Wizard of the KKK could reflect poorly on a government official but did manage to take a superheroic approach to logic with his response. But only after calling Evans a “dumb actor,” which is offensive both because it’s dismissive and because it’s just a really, really lazy response:
Typical dumb actor - if everything I say is wrong, then when I say I oppose these Zionists wars, you must be for th… https://t.co/dCp1KUQ73x— David Duke (@David Duke)1486607439.0
The dumb actor responded by offering up a collection of quotes from Duke’s own mouth, doubling down on his statement. It would appear that this supervillain’s weaknesses are facts and accountability, because his feet clearly fell out from under him in his scattered responses.
Rather than try to offer insight into a David Duke tweetstorm, let’s just let his responses – issued days later – stand on their own:
Captain America @ChrisEvans inspires the "Theoretical Marxist" in all of us. https://t.co/tev61mVILj— David Duke (@David Duke)1486736741.0
Captain America, hero to homosexuals, militant feminists, radical Muslims, BLM & anti White cat ladies. Made in (((… https://t.co/WccBq2nBpf— David Duke (@David Duke)1486909022.0
Superman & Captain America @ChrisEvans were created as "Golem" by Jewish extremists to destroy their competitors. https://t.co/5AxrOxC3hz— David Duke (@David Duke)1486821317.0
Oh look, Chris Evans began his career working for (((greatest ally))). Maybe Chris really is (((Captain America)))?… https://t.co/eWBoVbdGLa— David Duke (@David Duke)1486918929.0
When did freedom turn into degenerates advocating for pedophilia, open borders, displacing Whites and openly demoni… https://t.co/pizDZ3Dvjz— David Duke (@David Duke)1486869923.0
The irony of Captain America Civil War being a defense of Israeli apartheid & genocide of brown people in Palestine… https://t.co/9MBC4IpMmf— David Duke (@David Duke)1486943202.0
Dr. Duke calls out Captain America who supports the Jewish racist Ethnostate of Israel and… https://t.co/zSvhQpvSAk https://t.co/vtAIImptMc— David Duke (@David Duke)1487006969.0
Earlier today, Evans responded with this, leaving the exchange where it is now (and hopefully for good):
I don't hate them. That's YOUR method. I love. Try it. It's stronger than hate. It unites us. I promise it's in you… https://t.co/pLWilOKxtx— Chris Evans (@Chris Evans)1487007812.0
At the very least, this exchange may serve to educate the American people to never, ever, ever look at David Duke’s Twitter feed.