Earlier today, President Donald Trump spoke to the press pool on board AirForce One while en route to Mar-a-Lago with Chinese President Xi Jinping. As he took questions about Syrian President Bahar al-Assad and the recent attack on the Syrian people, Darth Vader appeared on the television screen next to him as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” played.
Since then, Star Wars nerds and geeks everywhere have heaped scorn on the obvious metaphor. The best of that commentary is below:
— Megan Ahsens (@MegAhsens) April 6, 2017
"This is Darth Vader's first scene in Rogue One" pic.twitter.com/OrixnRAPGj
— Darth Vader (@DepressedDarth) April 6, 2017
Donald Trump plus Darth Vader, on Air Force One, on Rogue One. Too perfect. pic.twitter.com/qTrpkJR55e
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) April 6, 2017
Donald Trump giving a tragically dire non-answer as Rogue One plays in the background is the peak of his presidency.pic.twitter.com/RvDbo9ssC2
— Jane Adler (@Seri0us_Hat) April 6, 2017
Reporters forgot to turn off Rogue One before President Trump came to visit the press cabin. pic.twitter.com/P5GnQxZwQC
— Star Wars Stuff (@starwarstuff) April 6, 2017
This photo of Trump and the first Vader scene in "Rogue One" is beyond iconic ( Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/tjo2uLH1Al
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) April 6, 2017
Donald Trump has changed his views on Assad.
Oh, he also just saw "Rogue One" & now suspects Darth Vader's a bad guy, too.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) April 6, 2017
So were they watching Rogue One or is that a security camera in Trump's office? pic.twitter.com/SrRgnwEgRk
— webm0nk3y (@webm0nk3y) April 6, 2017
Someone forgot to pause the TV. Trump doing Q&A at the plane while Star Wars:Rogue One was playing
Trump standing next to Vader. Haha pic.twitter.com/NzLXsWeOwg
— Neil Enore (@neilenore) April 6, 2017
literally the LAST thing you want to happen when watching Rogue One. https://t.co/lDIyEfsAKm
— Clark Oliver (@TK9582) April 6, 2017
— Big Time Operator (@b1gt1me0perat0r) April 6, 2017
I mean, if Trump stood next to Darth Vader isn't a sign from someone, I don't know what is.
— Mike P Williams (@Mike_P_Williams) April 6, 2017