Captain America Star Chris Evans Was ‘Devastated’ by Donald Trump’s Win

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Chris Evans in 'Captain America: Civil War'

Photo by Zade Rosenthal / Marvel

From red-faced Nazis to egomaniacal billionaires, Captain America has faced plenty of fictional tyrants on the big screen over the years. However, the real life prospect of a Donald Trump presidency is just too much for Marvel movie star Chris Evans to bear.

After staying up all night to watch the 2016 presidential election results, the Massachusetts actor tweeted out a somber message to his followers, saying that he was “devastated” by the idea of seeing Trump in the White House. Evans called the win an “embarrassing night for America.”

This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated.

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016

Earlier in the day, Evans showed his support for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by tweeting out a photo of his “I Voted” sticker accompanied by the hashtag #ImWithHer.

#ImWithHer #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/keUcR2TtIQ

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 8, 2016

Although the Avengers star is bummed by the presidential results, at least he can take solace in the fact that his uncle Mike Capuano won his reelection bid to serve as the U.S. Representative for the Bay State’s 7th congressional district.

I couldn’t have any more respect and love for this man. He would have had my vote even if he weren’t my uncle. https://t.co/EpPokkXBZ5

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 8, 2016

Update, Wednesday, November 9: After an “embarrassing night for America,” Evans offered a hopeful message to his Twitter followers on Wednesday morning.

No more fear. Only hopeful optimism. I gonna let love be my guide. All my energy will now go towards protecting the rights of ALL Americans

— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016

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