Wonder Woman Director Says Villainous Character In Movie Was Partly Inspired By Trump

You know it's bad when they're basing villains off the president.

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Those of us over here on the sane side of the political fence have been saying for years now that Donald Trump is a villain, through and through.

He’s cruel, and cold-hearted, and egotistical, and maniacal — everything you could ever want and find in the very worst of the worst villains in your favorite story or movie. The problem is, Donald Trump isn’t a fictional antagonist that you love to hate in some book you can close or movie you can turn off.

The guy is currently living it up inside the very real White House, serving as the very real president and downfall of the United States of America.

However, it really proves our point when the guy is so painfully horrible in real life that fictional villain characters have actually been modeled from him.

We’ve all seen his cameo in Home Alone, where he clearly foreshadowed his presidential future with his complete disregard for a child in need. But as it turns out, the jerkwad in your favorite Christmas movie isn’t the only villain roots attributed to Doanld Trump.

Patty Jenkins, the director of the new Wonder Woman 1984 movie, recently revealed that the antagonist in the movie, Maxwell Lord played by Pedro Pascal was partly inspired by… You guessed it… Donald Trump.

Speaking with Screen Rant, when asked if Trump was an influence for the character, Jenkins answered, “He’s one of them.”

“I mean honestly, the funny thing is he is, but I’m not trying to make… We even have the president in this movie, and I’ve gone out of my way not to make it look like Ronald Reagan,” she added.

The director did go on to insist, “‘I don’t want to get political, it’s not about being political.”

Jenkins explained that “Trump’s definitely one of the people we looked at, but it’s any of those kind of mavericks of business success that was big in the 80s. Who went on to be major players in our world in potentially questionable other ways.”

“Yeah, I don’t have an agenda to have a political message to send to the world, but I think that the world all needs the same political message,” she stated, adding, “Everybody needs to look at themselves right now, and our politics, our belief system of excess.”

Here’s the thing, folks — it doesn’t particularly matter if the director was trying to make a political statement or not. The fact of the matter is, the president of this nation is so awful by nature, that people are literally modeling villains off him. And frankly, that speaks volumes.

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