Anthony Mackie was doing recently doing an interview with BET promoting his new film Our Brand Is Crisis when he was asked which candidate he would endorse for the 2016 presidential run. In response, Mackie threw his support behind Donald Trump.
“In the film, you play a consultant or campaign manager to a presidential candidate. You prepare him for a level of public scrutiny that most people will never experience,” said the interviewer, who then compared that level of public scrutiny to celebrities and asked Mackie if he felt he would do well in politics.
“I don’t think I would be able to hack it in politics,” he replied. He added, “If you question me, or you say something about my family, I’m coming at you, so I would definitely lose every presidential race.”
Mackie was then asked about the current presidential race, and he voiced his support for the current Republican frontrunner, Donald Trump.
“I would 100 percent want to run Trump’s campaign. 100 percent,” he said. “I mean, first that’ll be the best party ever when he won, and second, Trump’s an easy sell… 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. And I think if you’re a ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ candidate, people would identify with that.”
“I’m on the bandwagon,” he said. “I’m drinking the Kool-Aid!”
Source: The Grio