Hey, his constituents probably thought Emperor Palpatine would bring back well-paying manufacturing jobs, too. Everyone fumbled through this week like a blindfolded Jedi trainee, trying to express in some small way how they were feeling after Tuesday’s election. Two of the screenwriters who worked on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story turned to their work to draw the parallel between a terrifying, opaque imperial force and the bad guys in the Star Wars universe. Chris Weitz tweeted yesterday: ”Please note that the Empire is a white supremacist (human) organization.” Gary Whitta responded in turn: “Opposed by a multi-cultural group led by brave women.” While their tweets have subsequently been deleted, both writers have changed their Twitter avatar to the Rebel logo bearing a safety pin, a visual nod to the ongoing protestation of Trump’s election and support for the groups he derided throughout his campaign. Mark Hamill even got in on the act. Look, you’ve got four years. Time to figure out what and where Trump’s political thermal exhaust port is. Knowing him, it’s as big, if not bigger, than a womp rat.
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