Chris Evans Slams How Donald Trump Is Observing 9/11 Anniversary
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Chris Evans has hit out at Donald Trump for how he is choosing to use his time on the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
This Saturday marks two decades since the worst terrorist attack carried out on US soil, in which 2,996 people were killed after four planes were highjacked by al-Qaeda.
And Evans took to Twitter this week to share his disbelief at the fact the former US President was choosing to work on an exhibition boxing match on the anniversary of what is 'one of the darkest days in American history'.
Trump is set to commentate on a pay-per-view fight between Evander Holyfield and ex-UFC star Vitor Belfort this Saturday night.
Angered by his apparent lack of respect, Evans wrote: "On the 20th anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history, a former president of the United States of America will be.....hosting a pay-per-view boxing match in Florida.
"Honestly, how, HOW do the people who support him square this?"
On the 20th anniversary of one of the darkest days in American history, a former president of the United States of America will be.....hosting a pay-per-view boxing match in Florida.
Honestly, how, HOW do the people who support him square this? https://t.co/rCJ48AvKDB
- Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) September 9, 2021
The actor was replying to another tweet from someone who said they would be happier if Trump did stay away from any kind of 9/11 memorial.
It read: "Some people are upset that on September 11 Trump will be providing color commentary for a pay-per-view boxing match.
"Not me. I'll be happy if stays far away from the solemn ceremonies memorializing the tragedy and bravery of that day, so we won't have to stoop to noticing him."
This weekend, Holyfield is taking to the ring in Trump's home state of Florida, and Trump has been scheduled to help commentate on the fight alongside his son Donald Trump Jr.
Speaking ahead of the fight, the promoter decided to call up former president Trump to get some of his trademark wit and insight - yes, really.
The host of the event asked him: "If you had to box somebody on Saturday night, who would it be and what would the fight look like?"
Trump responded: "Well if I could pick somebody in the world, not only a professional boxer because I'll take a pass on the professional boxers, because that can be a very dangerous subject.
"But if you said I had to box somebody, I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden.
"Because I think he'd go down very very quickly.
"I think Biden would go down within the first few seconds."
Good to see he's let that whole losing the election thing go, isn't it?