What Do The 2016 Presidential Race and The X-Men Have In Common?

There is no denying that the 2016 presidential race is one of the most contentious in recent memory. However, it would be a challenge to find another presidential race where one of the candidates was compared to an X-Men villain.

Last night during CNN’s ongoing coverage of the latest round of presidential primaries, Van Jones made this comparison.


That’s right he compared Republican front-runner Donald Trump to one of the more infamous X-Men villains.  It’s not the first time he’s been compared to a bad guy, and it won’t be the last I would imagine. Now before anyone thinks that this is some slam against the candidate, Mr. Jones is truthfully pointing out a perceived strength of Mr. Trump.

“The harder you hit [Shaw], the stronger he gets,” Jones told a panel led by Anderson Cooper. “We’re gonna see how many bullets [Trump] can eat.”

What do you guys think of the comparison he made?

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Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.