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Chris Evans: ‘I feel fury’ about Trump win

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Chris Evans is defending taking a political stand as a Hollywood star, saying he still feels “rage” and “fury” about the election of President Trump.

The actor who plays Marvel’s Captain America says he’s been advised before not to get political, but if he “felt strongly about something and didn’t speak up,” he wouldn’t be able to look at himself in the mirror.

“Look, I’m in a business where you’ve got to sell tickets,” the 35-year-old entertainer says in an interview for Esquire’s April issue. “I think it’s about how you speak up,” he says. “We’re allowed to disagree. If I state my case and people don’t want to go see my movies as a result, I’m okay with that.”

Evans, who supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the 2016 White House race, tells the magazine he feels “rage” at Trump’s election win.

{mosads}“I feel fury. It’s unbelievable,” he says. “People were just so desperate to hear someone say that someone is to blame. They were just so happy to hear that someone was angry. Hear someone say that Washington sucks. They just want something new without actually understanding.”

“I mean, guys like Steve Bannon — Steve Bannon! — this man has no place in politics,” Evans says of the White House chief strategist.

“Some people say, ‘Don’t you see what’s happening? It’s time to yell,’ ” says Evans, who’s the nephew of Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Mass.).

“Yeah, I see it, and it’s time for calm. Because not everyone who voted for Trump is going to be some horrible bigot.”

“There are a lot of people in that middle; those are the people you can’t lose your credibility with,” says Evans. “If you’re trying to change minds, by spewing too much rhetoric you can easily become white noise.”

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