Chris Evans is backing off from criticizing Trump as he prepares to launch a political website
Evans, recently, at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in the United States, had taken to Twitter to slam Trump's addresses linked to the pandemic
Actor Chris Evans, known to be a staunch critic of President Donald Trump, is reportedly taking a brief break from his social media attacks at the Republican to prepare for the launch of his new political website called A Starting Point. Evans, recently, at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in the United States, had taken to Twitter to slam Trump's addresses linked to the pandemic.
The 38-year-old reportedly has opted to lay off the president for a while as he prepares for the website launch. "I’m going to take my foot off the gas [of social media] for a little bit until we get this thing up and running," the actor told Esquire of his vocalization of his opposition to President Trump and his administration's policies.
Evans said that he had spoken to more than 160 elected officials in the past year while preparing for his website, which is expected to be launched in the spring. The actor hopes to produce short videos from the conversations he has had with lawmakers in an attempt to break down different political perspectives of various issues.
However, Evans' interviews did not pan out as he had expected them to be with most politicians who agreed to participate being from the party matching his own political ideologies — the Democrats. "A lot of Republicans didn’t want to sit with me," Evans told the outlet.
Although Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz was open to meeting the actor, he even publicized their meeting on Twitter, writing that he introduced his daughter to the 'Avengers: Endgame' star.
"Just sat down for an interview w/ @ChrisEvans Really nice guy," the senator wrote on Twitter "Caroline came up to DC to meet him. Almost nothing in the Senate impresses an 11-year old; introducing her to Captain America was pretty awesome!" Cruz also shared a picture of himself, his daughter and Evans.
Other officials Evans, along with his business partner and actor/director Mark Kassen, interviewed included Senators Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, and Mitt Romney.
"I just want to say to people, ‘You know what’s helpful?’ That’s the beginning of the sentence,” Evans said of his website. “The site is not an antidote. It’s not medicine. It’s not a cure. It’s not the solution. It’s just something I think is helpful. But one thing I’m really trying to stay away from is declaring, ‘This is what’s wrong with today.’ ”
The actor told Esquire that although he was still balancing an acting career, he was not limiting himself to it, and did not want to be put "in a box."
"I don’t put myself in a box. I don’t have some huge plan in terms of what my goals are. I just kind of wake up and follow my appetite," he explained. "I’m at a point in my life now where I have the very, very fortunate luxury of pursuing what I want to do. And I don’t corrupt that process by thinking about how other people see me."