Anthony Mackie Claims Perceived Donald Trump Endorsement Was "Bad Attempt at a Joke"
The actor who appears alongside Sandra Bullock in the political film 'Our Brand Is Crisis' said he'd rather run the Republican frontrunner's campaign than Hillary Clinton's.
Anthony Mackie is backpedaling on comments that many perceived as an endorsement of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
In a Monday interview with BET, Mackie said he would "100 percent" want to run Trump's campaign when given a choice between Trump's or Hillary Clinton's campaign.
"I mean, first, that'll be the best party ever when he won, and, second, Trump's an easy sell," said the Captain America: The Winter Soldier actor. "When you look at Trump, he's an easy sell because you can sell him as the guy who worked his way up from nothing."
Mackie, who will appear in the upcoming political film Our Brand Is Crisis alongside star Sandra Bullock, called the former Apprentice host the "bootstraps" candidate — and he seemed to mean it, which did not go over well with some.
Dear Anthony Mackie, you can't be in Spike Lee movies and endorse Donald Trump.— Everette Taylor (@Everette) October 19, 2015
Hours after the interview was published, Mackie tweeted that his comments were all a misperceived goof.
Sorry Donald, that wasn’t an endorsement. Just a bad attempt at a joke, I guess?— Anthony Mackie (@AnthonyMackie) October 19, 2015