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Robert Downey Jr and the Avengers Assemble Against Donald Trump

"On Tuesday, November 8, this country will make one of the most important decisions in its history," the film and stage actors say as part of the effort launched by Save the Day, a Super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton

  | September 22, 2016 14:02 IST (New York)
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Stills from the Save the Day video.

Highlights

  • The video features stars like Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson
  • Leslie Odom Jr makes a direct reference to Donald Trump in the video
  • Save the Day, a Political Action Committee, was founded by Joss Whedon
Some of America's biggest stars - including actors Robert Downey Jr and Scarlett Johansson - appear in a short video unveiled on Wednesday, taking pot-shots at Donald Trump while rallying voters to the polls on Election Day in the United States.
"On Tuesday, November 8, this country will make one of the most important decisions in its history," the film and stage actors say as part of the effort launched by Save the Day, a Super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton.
PACs, or Political Action Committees, are organizations created to raise funds to support or oppose a given candidate or political cause.
Super PACs can raise even larger amounts of cash during the immensely expensive American political campaigns, but are forbidden from making direct contributions to a candidate.
Leslie Odom Jr, until recently a star of the hit play Hamilton, makes a reference to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump in the three-minute video.
"Do we really want to give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing things?" he asks.
Likewise, Hollywood star Don Cheadle appears to allude to the Republican presidential nominee when referring in the video to "a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society."
Save the Day was founded by Joss Whedon, director of two instalments of the hit The Avengers films.
The get-out-the-vote video was unveiled less than seven weeks before the November 8 presidential election.
Watch the video here:
 

 

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