Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale sought a Star Wars reference to tout the “juggernaut” operation he set up to secure President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection on Thursday, though critics were amused by the ill-conceived analogy.
Most of Parscale’s critics are either questioning why he is likening his campaign to the villains of the Star Wars franchise, or else, they’re reminding him that twice, the Galactic Empire constructed a Death Star, and both times it was destroyed while the Empire was overconfident in their chances of victory.
For nearly three years we have been building a juggernaut campaign (Death Star). It is firing on all cylinders. Data, Digital, TV, Political, Surrogates, Coalitions, etc.
In a few days we start pressing FIRE for the first time. pic.twitter.com/aJgCNfx1m0
— Brad Parscale – Download our Trump 2020 App today! (@parscale) May 7, 2020
No Star Wars expert, but doesn’t the Death Star…get blown up? https://t.co/plf7ztTLAV
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) May 7, 2020
Got a fun story for you about what happens to the Death Star https://t.co/vaqUgzq79y
— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) May 7, 2020
Historical Fact: The Death Star was destroyed. https://t.co/d3zX0CvFfg
— Steve Schale 🇺🇸 (@steveschale) May 7, 2020
The Death Star was an expensive failure and, despite that, the Empire built a bigger and more expensive one that also failed.
Here endeth the lesson. https://t.co/1RD4JONJqM
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) May 7, 2020