Is Chris Pine anti-Donald Trump? Here's how actor endorsed 'Trek Against Trump' movement with 'Star Trek' alumni
In 2019, the actor had questioned what time period Trump referred to in his ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign slogan
This year’s election saw a lot of well-known personalities coming forward and sharing their political views frankly. Some movie stars have always been vocal about their political leanings. Chris Pine was among them. He endorsed a group called Trek Against Trump, during the 2016 elections, along with ‘Star Trek’ and ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ director JJ Abrams, John Cho, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, George Takei, ‘Star Trek Beyond’ director Justin Lin, CBS’ ‘Star Trek Discovery’ showrunner Bryan Fuller and Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam, among others.
As reported by EW, in an open letter, the group wrote: "Star Trek has always offered a positive vision of the future, a vision of hope and optimism, and most importantly, a vision of inclusion, where people of all races are accorded equal respect and dignity, where individual beliefs and lifestyles are respected so long as they pose no threat to others. We cannot turn our backs on what is happening in the upcoming election.”
It further stated, "Never has there been a presidential candidate who stands in such complete opposition to the ideals of the Star Trek universe as Donald Trump.” The letter continued, “His election would take this country backward, perhaps disastrously. We need to elect a president who will move this country forward into the kind of future we all dream of: where personal differences are understood and accepted, where science overrules superstition, where people work together instead of against each other.”
The group had urged voters to support Hillary Clinton over a third-party candidate because the latter would be “both illogical and inaccurate". The letter stated Clinton “has devoted her life to public service, and has deep and valuable experience with the proven ability to work with Congress to pass desperately needed legislation.” The statement adds, “If, as some say, the government is broken, a protest vote will not fix it.” As mentioned in a Rolling Stone story, Trek Against Trump is “not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with CBS Studios Inc., Paramount Pictures Corp or the Star Trek franchise.”
In 2019, as reported by The Hill, Pine had questioned what time period Trump referred to in his ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign slogan. The report states that Pine raised the question during a chat with Robin Wright released by Variety as part of the ‘Actors on Actors’ series. “This is maybe too political for this, but I always think this idea of ‘Make America Great Again'…” Pine said before Wright noted that the slogan was often used by former president Ronald Reagan.
“What period of history are we talking about? Jim Crow? Slavery? Plantation masters?” Pine asked. “And this is not to hate on the country in which I live, which I love, obviously, dearly.” Pine had opined America has had “problems for ever and ever and ever". Wright, who portrayed the fictional president Claire Underwood on ‘House of Cards’, said Trump should have specified what “great” era in American history he was referring to.
Meanwhile, as reported by MEAWW, 'Wonder Woman 1984' is set to release on December 25. And ever since the trailer and the teaser was out, fans have been wondering one thing: How is Steve Trevor (played by Pine) in this film? As far as the story goes, he died in the first film and a good 70 years have passed since then. And it seems Steve hasn't aged a day. To know the reason and what actually happens, fans will have to wait for the film.
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