How could a Star Wars devotee — someone who identifies with the rebels and despises the empire — be a Trump supporter? How could anyone imagine that Trump, a thick-fingered vulgarian full of arrogant swagger, be analogized by Stars Wars fans as anything other than a Darth baddie?
And yet there seems to be a fair number of Trump supporters who believe in The Force, and have lately taken offense at Daisy Ridley for saying that “everyone has an issue with Trump — every sane person anyway.”
The Guardian‘s Nosheen Iqbal to Ridley (aka “Rey”) in a 12.7 interview: “Given that Disney owns Star Wars, are you conscious of what issues you can talk about publicly? Do you have to modify, say, your politics?”
Ridley: “No. I don’t feel I have to edit what I say. The things that make me angry are the things that make everyone angry. Everyone is annoyed with BoJo. Everyone has an issue with Trump — every sane person anyway.”