— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) August 27, 2017
The campaign was started by Valerie Wilson of Santa Fe, New Mexico, who said Trump’s use of Twitter is now a matter of life and death with his powers of the presidency.
“If we hit this goal, we’ll use it to become Twitter’s single biggest shareholder and leverage that position to enforce its rules against violent threats, intimidation and hate speech, and shut down Trump for good,” Wilson said on the campaign page. “If we don’t hit that target but raise a lot of money along the way, we’ll use that demonstration of public support to pressure Twitter to take action — and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Global Zero, a nonprofit organization leading the resistance to nuclear war. (No matter what, I won’t keep a penny of these funds or benefit financially in any way.)”
Hamill, star of the highly anticipated upcoming Last Jedi, is a longtime, outspoken critic of Trump.
“Let’s #BuyTwitter and #BanTrump! With my #ArmageddonAnxiety growing daily- I donated gladly! #GoodLuckValerie,” Hamill tweeted.
He later added, “#BuyTwitter is symbolic & satirical (Raise $1B? LOL!) Plus-I WANT him to keep tweeting-it’s all admissible evidence for #TrumpRussia/Mueller.”
Trump has been criticized countless times for his outrageous behavior on Twitter before and during his time in office.