Donald Trump Interrupts Star Wars to Provoke Actual War

Image: AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Image: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

The press along for the ride on Air Force One today decided to take advantage of the fact that Rogue One was just released on DVD. And they kind of forgot to pause the movie while President Donald Trump addressed the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

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We know that they didn’t pause the video because the images of the flight show a variety of Rogue One moments upstaging whatever nonsense was being said. And there’s clock counting down how much longer the flight is below the video.

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According to this CNN video, the video played while Trump was answering questions about what should be done about events in Syria:

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There’s nothing here about whether or not, after saying that “Something should happen” in Syria, Trump stayed to watch the movie featuring a lead who rediscovers her ideals and takes on a suicide mission to fight a corrupt and evil totalitarian government.

Update: Star Wars icon Mark Hamill, when asked about the image of Trump walking in on the Rogue One screening, responded as only Hamill could. 

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Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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DISCUSSION

Can we all pause for a moment and recognize the President of the United States...when asked a question regarding a foreign head of state...felt “Something should happen.” was a good response?

Can you imagine being anywhere *near* that area right now knowing someone as unstable as Trump has decided that “a thing” should occur and decided to voice that thought without any consideration as to what “that thing” should be or what “that thing” could result in?

People always talk about politicians sticking to scripts and playing odd word games...but in moments like this you realize why that is. BECAUSE YOU END UP THREATENING A FOREIGN HEAD OF STATE IF YOU DON’T.