Saturday morning, before the rest of the children had even finished their cartoons, Little Donnie Trump was trying on his Twitter cape again. It’s clear at this point that Trump fancies himself some sort of supervillain, and possibly the ruler of the galaxy — like a certain helmeted cosmic menace we’ve seen before. Fortunately, for every villain, there’s a hero to take them down. And Mark Hamill, Luke Skywalker from the original Star Wars trilogy, keeps his Twitter saber handy for just such a showdown.
Trump must have bionic thumbs like his cinematic counterpart, because his phone has barely gotten a break during three days of blasting away at Planet Brzezinski and its orbiting moon Joe. By Saturday, Lord Trump’s evil tweets had reached even the deepest recesses of our star system, as he continued to deflect attention from the Republic’s investigation into interference from the nearby Russian Empire.
Have I lost everyone but the über space-nerds with the puns yet? Okay, I think I’m done. Maybe a couple more, but that’s it, I promise.
Anyway, Saturday afternoon, Hamill took notice of Trump’s latest tweet:
Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 1, 2017
The movie hero shot back with a tweet (and some puns) of his own:
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 1, 2017
Talk about a direct hit in the exhaust port! Twitter lit up with messages from the Light side:
Reminds me of This- pic.twitter.com/CSYwIMsnaj
— Hamsters Fan Page (@FanHamillPage) July 1, 2017
You’re on fire today MISTER Hamill! pic.twitter.com/LhRMFMmZHY
— It’sMarkHamill (@ItsMarkHamill) July 1, 2017
“TOO VLAD!!” Omg I am dying!
— Persona Non Covfefe (@panny2112) July 1, 2017
— margaritateresa ⚖️ (@margaritateresa) July 1, 2017
Like me, though, users were not hopeful that Mark could get Trump to search his feelings. It’s fitting that Luke would try and bring Darth Trump back to the Light side of the Force, but everyone’s pretty sure he can’t be saved…
Oh Mark, you reveal yourself as an optimist! Yes Trump IS a bad person.
— Beki Knott (@lotsofuss) July 1, 2017
Don’t spend too long tugging on that helmet, Master Jedi. It’s part of him now.
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