As long as people believe that Donald Trump built himself up from nothing, does it really matter that he was in fact born rich?

Anthony Mackie is a famous actor. A famous actor who is currently appearing in a movie about political consulting. A famous actor who presumably has access to every news source in the world. And yet here is what Anthony Mackie told a BET interviewer:

“If you look at Trump, he’s an easy sell, because you can sell him as the guy who worked his way up from nothing. If you’re the pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps candidate, people would identify with that.” Asked if that constitutes a Trump endorsement, Mackie says “I’m on the bandwagon. I’m drinking the Kool-Aid.”

It would be ok if he was making fun of the American public here but I’m afraid he’s just making fun of himself (unintentionally).

[Photo of Anthony Mackie pulling himself up by his bootstraps: Getty]