“Morning Joe” on Wednesday compared President Donald Tump’s various fundraising efforts to the bumbling antics of Jar Jar Binks and the Ewok army in “Star Wars.”
“The campaign that Brad Parscale once described as the Death Star has now been exposed to be nothing like anything but maybe an Ewok army or Jar Jar Binks,” Palm Beach County state attorney Dave Aronberg said on the MSNBC morning show. “And if you’re not a ‘Star Wars’ fan, Mika, trust me: That’s not a compliment.”
He was right: That is not a compliment, usually.
It’s no secret most “Star Wars” fans are not particularly fond of Binks, but it turns out that among MSNBC viewers, even a widely disliked character is more popular than the president. Fans leapt to Binks’ defense on Twitter.
“Jar Jar Binks was a great statesman of the Old Republic and a patriot who valiantly served the planet of Naboo. His inspiring story of bravery and perseverance in the face of speciesism has been ignored, his work unfairly maligned,” wrote one viewer.
Another tweeted that “with all due respect, Jar Jar Binks was a good-hearted, well meaning, character. Trump is not.”
“Wait. What’s wrong with jar jar binks? That wasn’t cool,” said another, adding a cry-laughing emoji.
15 Best Stories Ever Told in the 'Star Wars' Universe (Photos)
There are more “Star Wars” stories than even you can imagine, even if you think you can imagine quite a bit. These are the best ones
With 40 years of movies, TV shows, comics, video games, novels and reference books, you'd be hard-pressed to ever run out of stories to read about the "Star Wars" universe, past and present. It's a big universe out there, and every story told in it is connected to all the others. Big stories are told as many different smaller ones, and small stories are told as chunks of a bigger picture.
These are the best chunks, big or small, in the history of the "Star Wars" universe.