SECRET LAIR, N/A – Ever since Donald Trump won the republican nomination this past July, endorsements have been rolling in from a variety of celebrities, fellow politicians, and organizations. Most recently on Monday, came the official support of the reticent organization known as, the Legion of Doom. The group – which consists of villains who aspire for world domination and the destruction of superheroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman – has largely remained out of politics since its inception in 1978.
The endorsement came from Lex Luthor, the group’s official spokesperson, who issued a statement on Monday in a Youtube video that appeared to be filmed in his lair. In the video, Luthor, an American billionaire, business magnate, and nemesis of Superman, explains what appears to be the Legion’s admiration for Trump, stating that he “is the only one who has what it takes to steer the world into utter chaos.”
“He is inciting violence across the country and upsetting races and religions all around the world in the pursuit of power which is exactly the type of leader we can get behind. I think I speak on my behalf of my fellow Legion members when I say that we see a little of ourselves in Donald!” said Luther.
Superman’s arch nemesis concluded the video with an ominous threat, warning viewers that “once Trump is elected, there will be no saving any of you from the wrath of the Legion of Doom!”
Donald Trump replied to questions about the endorsement on Fox News on Wednesday.
“Just so you understand, I don’t know anything about Lex Luthor, OK?” “I don’t know anything about what you’re even talking about super villains,” he said. “So I don’t know. I don’t know – did he endorse me, or what’s going on? Because I know nothing about Lex Luthor; I know nothing about super villains.”
The tone of the Republican nominee’s explanation reminded many of the same one used to respond to the endorsement of KKK leader David Duke in February, when Trump said almost the exact same thing word for word.
Former Republican presidential candidate and rival of Trump, Ted Cruz, called the businessman’s reaction “abhorrent.”
“We should all agree; the Legion of Doom is wrong,” he said.
But in the face of media uproar and detracting supporters, Trump has been bolstered by others who have come to his defense.
After Cruz’s comments, legion member Gorilla Grodd (@GoGrodd) tweeted “realDonaldTrump #LegionofDoom got ur bak!”
Dark Lord, Voldemort, (@He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) also seems to be coming around to Trump, tweeting on Thursday that “Trump would make the perfect death eater.”