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Chris Evans Explains Why He's Letting Up His Criticism Of Trump

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By Savannah Pointer

Actor Chris Evans, who has been one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics in Hollywood, made the unexpected announcement that he will be backing away from his criticisms of the president.

The Marvel star has famously called Trump a “dumb s***” among other less than flattering comments, and according to Evans, it has affected his next project in a big way.

Evans, along with a business partner, are starting a political website called “A Starting Point” which, according to his interview with Esquire is meant to help “inform and unify our divided electorate.”

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Evans Hopes To Unify With Short Interviews

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Evans is making a series of two-minute videos with elected officials, which will be sorted by topic and offer opposing views in what his Esquire interview called “conveniently juxtaposed” order. “The basic notion: Exchanging ideas in a peaceful manner is a good way to begin to solve differences,” Esquire stated.

However, the project didn’t come easily at first due to Evans headstrong opposition to Trump in the past. The actor admitted that he was going to have to back away from some of his more aggressive opinions.

Evans Had Trouble Rounding Up Republicans

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Despite the nature of his project, Republicans were somewhat suspicious of the actor who has been so blatantly anti-Republican in the past.

“I’m going to take my foot off the gas [of social media] for a little bit until we get this thing up and running," Evans told Esquire “A lot of Republicans didn’t want to sit with me,” Evans told the outlet. However, the actor and his team did score one high profile Republican in Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.

Cruz Posted About His Meeting With Evans

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Cruz was very positive about his meeting with Evans, even posting about it on Twitter, saying that he got the chance to introduce the “Avengers” actor to his daughter.

"Just sat down for an interview w/ @ChrisEvans Really nice guy," the senator said on Twitter, along with a photo of himself, evans and Cruz’ daughter. "Caroline came up to DC to meet him. Almost nothing in the Senate impresses an 11-year old; introducing her to Captain America was pretty awesome!"

The Actor Said If Needed He Will Step Back From Acting To Launch The Website

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Despite being wildly successful in the acting world, Evans is willing to take a beat away from acting to launch the project:

“We were just so aware of the fact that we weren’t in our lane,” Evans said, who is running the project with business partner, actor and director Mark Kassen. “There was so much to learn, starting with the vernacular. Like, you don’t say the word politician; you say elected official.” While he’s willing to pause acting, though he hasn’t decided yet if it will be necessary.

“I don’t put myself in a box. I don’t have some huge plan in terms of what my goals are. I just kind of wake up and follow my appetite," he explained. "I’m at a point in my life now where I have the very, very fortunate luxury of pursuing what I want to do. And I don’t corrupt that process by thinking about how other people see me.”

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