Trump made the comments while discussing his trade war with China. He looked to the sky and declared himself “the chosen one” on the issue.
Evans, who played Captain America in the Marvel films, called to mind a famous scene from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” to describe how Fox News would’ve handled Obama making the same comments:
If Barack Obama looked to the sky and said ‘I’m the chosen one’, even as a joke(which this wasn’t), everyone at Fox News would look like they just peeked inside the Ark of the Covenant. https://t.co/bfxkxWkL44— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) August 21, 2019
Trump’s “chosen one” claim came on the same day he shared comments on Twitter from someone who hailed him as the “King of Israel.”
Fox News has built up a history of hypocrisy when it comes to how it treats Trump versus how it treated Obama. The network excoriated Obama for saying he’d try to have a dialogue with enemy states, but has lavished praise on Trump for cozying up to dictators, such as North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
The network also slammed Obama for playing golf, but has been largely silent on Trump, who has golfed at more than two and a half times the rate of his predecessor, racking up an enormous tab for taxpayers.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.