- Mark Wahlberg responded to a Tweet from comedian Billy Eichner in the latest edition of Men’s Health‘s series ‘Vs. The Internet.’
- Eichner’s tweet (from 2018) said “I’m not sure what’s happening in our government, but I blame Mark Wahlberg.”
- Wahlberg responded directly, telling Eichner that he should go out there and beat Trump.
With only a few Democratic candidates left in the field, the 2020 Presidential Election cycle is in full swing, and just about everyone is getting into it—even actor Mark Wahlberg.
In the latest edition of the Men’s Health video series ‘Vs. the Internet,’ Wahlberg read a past tweet from comedian Billy Eichner (of Billy on the Street fame). “I’m not sure what’s happening in our government, but I blame Mark Wahlberg,” Eichner’s January 20, 2018 Tweet says.
Wahlberg responded to Eichner’s tweet with an earnest answer. “Wow! Interesting. I think we’ve got to blame people who are out of touch with middle America. Hollywood celebrities don’t pay people’s bills,” the Spenser Confidential star said. “People in America have got real lives. Let’s stay connected to the people.”
At this point, Wahlberg shifted to a more in-the-moment, direct response to Eichner’s Tweet.
“Everybody get out there and exercise your right to vote,” he said, before inviting the comedian to help defeat the man he’s played golf with. “And Billy—Why don’t you go out there and beat Trump? Somebody’s gotta do it.”
Eichner, on the other hand, is very vocal about where he stands politically. He was a supporter of Senator Elizabeth Warren before she ended her campaign this week; he hasn’t yet said who his preferential candidate would now be.
In addition to Billy on the Street, Eichner has also put together an impressive acting resumé in the past decade as well. He’s had roles in Parks and Recreation, Difficult People, Friends From College, Jon Favreau’s The Lion King and American Horror Story, among others. Later this year, he’ll play conservative political commentator Matt Drudge in the next season of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story, which will focus on the Clinton Impeachment.