Harrison Ford, who will next be seen in the movie adaptation of the 1903 Jack London novel “The Call Of the Wild,” got the chance to poke some fun at the president.
Ford was recently on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” to talk about his upcoming movie. Kimmel had a prop ready for the interview: a photoshopped magazine cover of The Hollywood Reporter that had a picture of Donald Trump with a quote that made reference to the “best call ever.”
“That’s the first thing that son of a b- has done for me — ever,” Ford said, and then started laughing.
Ford was referring to the call that Trump had with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky last summer. The call led to the impeachment investigation and hearings in the House and Senate that took place this winter.
AMERICAN TREASURE HARRISON FORD! 🇺🇸🙌❤ pic.twitter.com/1ePjPr3Xjr
— Jimmy Kimmel Live (@JimmyKimmelLive) February 11, 2020
On that magazine cover, The Daily Beast listed many references to that “best call ever”:
“That call was perfect,” “This was a perfect call,” “I call it a ‘perfect call’ because it was,” and “… It was a great call. Not just a good call, it was a perfect call.”
Ford’s new movie has nothing to do with impeached presidents or Russia. The Call Of the Wild is about a dog named Buck, who is taken from his California home and given to people hauling freight in the Yukon. Ford, who plays John Thornton, meets the dog and befriends him on an adventure.
The Call Of the Wild is released into theaters on Feb. 21.
Harrison Ford calls out "son of a b*tch" Trump https://t.co/nLQHTTmHg9
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) February 11, 2020
The Daily Beast writes that later on in the interview, Kimmel mentions an upcoming guest called “Science Bob,” but Ford had to interrupt.
“Speaking of science… out the door. We don’t believe in science anymore,” Ford said, referring to climate deniers like those in the Trump White House.
— Bounding Into Comics (@BoundingComics) February 7, 2020
Ford is a fighter for all the good in the world and continues to speak out about it.
In 2017, Ford said, “We face an unprecedented moment in this country. Today’s greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire. It’s that we’ve got people in charge of important shit who don’t believe in science.”
But Indiana Jones didn’t stop there. He also brought up the subject at the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit, when he said climate change was a “monster.” At the event, Ford advised people to “shut off [their] phones, roll up [their] sleeves, and kick this monster’s ass.”
Ford told Kimmel he was actually good at science, especially when it comes to dead-animal dissection, but according to The Daily Beast, Ford’s school report cards started to crumble after the 5th grade.
Those low marks led him to where he is now — one of the most famous actors in Hollywood.
“That’s why I’m an actor now — because in the middle of my college career I realized I was never going to make it.”
He’s a smart guy.