“The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” star Anthony Mackie was stopped from dropping a familiar Donald Trump line in the season finale of the show.
Mackie has played Falcon in the Marvel universe for the past several years, and he wanted a “make America great again” line in the season finale of the hit Disney+ show. The line was famously former President Donald Trump’s slogan. However, it wasn’t allowed. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Mackie said the following about the finale and line Saturday night during the Marvel Studios and Disney’s Drive-In FYC event, according to Variety:
One thing I wanted to put at the end of the monologue — and it got shot down — was if we’re going to ‘make America great again,’ it has to be done by Americans. And no matter what your race, creed, color or sexuality is, you’re an American. And that’s what I think the new Captain America captures.
I understand why this wasn’t allowed, but it’s pretty pedestrian. Mackie wanted to use “make America great again” with a message of unity.
He wasn’t going to say it in the “MAGA” sense in order to come off as pro-Trump, and he wasn’t saying it as being against anyone.
According to his version of events, it was literally being said in a non-political way to unify people. There’s nothing wrong with that.
Of course, I’m sure Disney doesn’t want to be associated with Trump or the “MAGA” slogan. Whether it was delivered in a unifying way or in a manner that was completely non-political, it wouldn’t matter.
People would still throw a fit. The decision to strike it was the right call.
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Let us know in the comments if you think the line should have been allowed.