Chris Evans calls Trump a ‘giant meatball’ over president’s plans to fire Fauci

Trump recently suggested that he intends to fire Fauci following the election on 3 November

Annabel Nugent
Monday 02 November 2020 16:36 GMT
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Chris Evans has called Donald Trump a “giant meatball” in his latest criticism of the US president.

The Avengers star has not been shy in voicing his opinions about Trump.

In a Twitter post shared on Monday (2 November), the actor condemned the president's recent suggestion that he intends to fire Dr Anthony Fauci should he be re-elected after Tuesday’s (3 November) election.

“This actual meatball wants to fire the US’s top infectious disease expert during a pandemic,” wrote Evans.

The post was accompanied by a video of Trump speaking at a recent rally in Florida. In the clip, the crowd can be heard shouting “Fire Fauci”, to which the president responds: “Don’t tell anybody but let me wait till a little bit after the election.”

Evans has been a known and vocal critic of Trump’s over the years (AFP via Getty Images)

Evans continued to criticise the decision, stating: “Fauci is a man of science. Other folks from the scientific community need to stand up for Fauci before this dunce cap replaces him with Lil Wayne.”

On Thursday last week (29 October), rapper Lil Wayne declared his support of the president.

Wayne announced that he had met with the president to discuss his plans for black Americans, sharing a picture in which he and Trump posed with their thumbs up.

The picture sparked backlash from many of Wayne’s fans, including fellow rapper 50 Cent, who had also shown support for Trump but later withdrew his endorsement.

Evans has been a vocal critic of the president over the years. Earlier this month, he blasted Trump for telling people not to fear coronavirus after he tested positive for the disease.

During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! the Captain America star claimed that Trump had twice refused to work with him on a political education initiative.

He said that although 200 official elected officials had agreed to work with him, the president had “said no twice”.

Last week, Evans also joined his Marvel co-stars, including Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Paul Rudd, at a fundraiser for Democratic nominees Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

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