On April 6 when Donald Trump jumped into the press cabin aboard the presidential airliner Airforce One to answer some questions about his missile strike in Syria. And in a truly “truth is stranger than fiction” twist, he delivered his comments just as Darth Vader made his Rogue One debut on the monitor next to Trump’s face.
Air Force 1 was showing "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" today (AFP photo) — someone stealing the plans for the Death Star today? pic.twitter.com/00Y6gHiUGn
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) April 6, 2017
The internet responded quickly. But one Twitter junkie— journalist and Star Wars toy collector Brent Ashcroft — went a step further on Friday: He asked Mark Hamill for a reaction on the photo.
That’s his tweet:
— Brent Ashcroft (@brentashcroft) April 7, 2017
The Luke Skywalker actor responded to Ashcroft’s tweeted inquiry with sham confusion. “Rogue One?” Hamill asked. “I thought they were just screening Steve Bannon’s home movies.”
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) April 8, 2017
If you don’t know Bannon, he is Trump’s controversial Chief Strategist and the former executive chair of “platform for the alt-right” Breitbart News. He is also, by his own admission, an admirer of those who attains power through “darkness.”
“Darkness is good,” Bannon said in a 2016 interview with The Hollywood Reporter.