Trump ‘Warning’ About Anthony Hopkins Revealed

Former President Donald Trump, in a rally held in Chesapeake, Virginia, took a whimsical jab at the character Hannibal Lecter from the iconic 1991 film “Silence of the Lambs.” Known for its chilling portrayal of the cannibalistic serial killer, played by Anthony Hopkins, Trump humorously advised his supporters against dining with the fictional character.

 


 

During his speech, Trump linked the portrayal of undocumented immigrants to characters from the movie, suggesting they originate from prisons, jails, mental institutions, and insane asylums, drawing a comparison to the film’s narrative. He playfully cautioned his audience not to accept dinner invitations from Hannibal Lecter, quipping about Lecter’s infamous line in the film where he casually mentions having a friend over for dinner—an allusion that juxtaposed the character’s sinister nature with the issue of immigration.

“They’re coming from prisons and jails, mental institutions and insane asylums like Silence of the Lamb,” Trump claimed of undocumented immigrations coming into the U.S. “The press always says, ‘Why does he ramble about Silence of the Lamb?’ The late, great Hannibal Lecter. He’d like to have you over for dinner. Did you ever? Don’t do it. If he suggests, ‘I’d like to have you for dinner,’ don’t go. But these are the people– these are the people that are coming into our country and they are coming in numbers that nobody can believe.”

This isn’t the first instance where Trump has referenced Hannibal Lecter in his public addresses. He has previously used the character as a metaphor to address immigration concerns and societal issues, utilizing humor and pop culture references to punctuate his remarks and engage his audience. His comments at the rally showcased his unique style of mixing entertainment with political messaging, a trademark approach that has characterized his public persona both during and after his presidency.

“Has anyone ever seen The Silence of the Lambs?” Trump asked. “The late, great Hannibal Lecter is a wonderful man. He oftentimes would have a friend for dinner. Remember the last scene? ‘Excuse me. I’m about to have a friend for dinner,’ as this poor doctor walked by. ‘I’m about to have a friend for dinner.’ But Hannibal Lecter. Congratulations. The late, great Hannibal Lecter.”

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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