After defeating the Empire successfully, Mark Hamill now wants to take aim at the big one – President Donald Trump.
After defeating the Empire successfully, Mark Hamill now wants to take aim at the big one – President Donald Trump. The ‘Star Wars’ actor tweeted that he is supporting a crowd-funded campaign to purchase a stake in Twitter and bans Trump from the micro-blogging site. The campaign, launched earlier this month with the goal to raise USD 1 billion, buys a controlling interest in Twitter and shut down Trump’s account. As of now, the campaign has collected more than USD 83,000.
The GoFundMe page of the initiative reads, “Donald Trump has done a lot of horrible things on Twitter. From emboldening white supremacists to promoting violence against journalists, his tweets damage the country and put people in harm’s way. But threatening actual nuclear war with North Korea takes it to a dangerous new level. It’s time to shut him down.” It was started by Valerie Plame Wilson of Santa Fe, New Mexico, who said the use of Twitter is now a matter of life and death with his powers of the presidency.
On the campaign page, Wilson wrote, “If we hit this goal, we’ll use it to become Twitter’s single biggest shareholder and leverage that position to enforce its rules against violent threats, intimidation and hate speech, and shut down Trump for good.” Hamill has been a longtime critic of Trump, and he has poked fun at the president’s social media presence before by reading Trump’s tweets in the voice of one of his most famous animated roles, Joker of the DC Universe.