Mark Hamill brings The Trumpster back to read U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest tweets about the co-hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. President Trump has gained a reputation online for using his personal Twitter to voice his opinions, most often arguing with - or plain insulting - detractors of his administration, inspiring divisive reactions among Twitter users.
This week, the president took to Twitter to insult Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough shortly after they discussed a report that Time Magazine asked Trump to remove phony covers featuring him that have been hung on the walls of his golf clubs. Trump began by describing the morning show’s ratings as “poor” and claiming that he no longer watches the program but has heard through the grapevine that Brzezinski and Scarborough speak “badly” of him. Trump additionally called Georgetown-educated Brzezinski, “low I.Q. Crazy Mika,” and Scarborough “Psycho Joe.”
Star Wars icon Mark Hamill couldn’t pass up the opportunity to once more mock Trump’s tweets, so he narrated the Morning Joe tweets with his iconic Joker voice. Take a look at Trump's tweets and listen to Hamill's recording below:
Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
Hamill is most well known for his role as Luke Skywalker in Lucasfilm's Star Wars franchise - originating the role in the 1977 movie and returning for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as this year's Star Wars: The Last Jedi. However, the actor has also made a name for himself in the realm of voice acting, getting started voicing the Joker in 1992 for Batman: The Animated Series. He last voiced the Joker in the animated TV series Justice League Action, and has kept plenty busy with voice roles on Ultimate Spider-Man, Regular Show in Space, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - in addition to occasionally reviving The Trickster character for The CW's The Flash.
Of course, this isn't the first time Hamill has narrated one of President Trump's tweets. Trump’s New Year’s Eve tweet first inspired Hamill to lend his Joker voice to the president's tweets, using the villainous character to give life to the president's arguably antagonistic words. After receiving a lot of attention, most of it positive, Hamill unleashed The Trumpster again when Trump belittled Meryl Streep’s acting - a day after the multiple-Oscar-winner referenced his administration during the Golden Globes - and criticized the prominent civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis, who had been very vocal about not attending Trump’s inauguration.
Considering Trump's penchant for tweeting, and his platform of voicing his opinions no matter how they'll be received (whether positively by his supporters or negatively by his detractors), it's likely this won't be the last we'll hear from the Trumpster.
Source: Mark Hamill