Anthony Mackie Endorses Donald Trump For President: “I’m Drinking The Kool-Aid” (VIDEO)
In a discussion with BET about his upcoming political satire, Our Brand Is Crisis, Mackie was asked which presidential candidate’s campaign he would want to be in charge of during the 2016 election. “I would 100 percent want to run Trump’s campaign,” said Mackie. “I mean, first that’ll be the best party ever when he won, and second, Trump’s an easy sell.”
The actor went on to say, “If you 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.” When the interviewer further asked if that means Mackie is endorsing Trump, he answered, “I’m on the bandwagon. I’m drinking the Kool-Aid!”
Mackie went on to express, “I think the best actors on the planet are politicians,” with their ability to field difficult and insulting questions without losing their tempers. “If you question me, or you say something about my family, I’m coming at you. So I would definitely lose every presidential race,” he added.
Watch the video below, and tell Gossip Cop what you think about Mackie throwing his support behind Trump for President.
UPDATE: Mackie later clarified his remarks on Twitter, writing, “Sorry Donald, that wasn’t an endorsement. Just a bad attempt at a joke, I guess?”