Kevin Sorbo is putting on a Herculean effort to be a political commentator.
Sorbo, best known for his portrayal of the Greek and Roman hero and god Hercules for six years on television, wants you to know he’s a full-throated Donald Trump man and has even gone so far as to echo the language of hate groups.
On his Twitter feed and Facebook page, Sorbo has set out to cast Trump as the hero and savior of the United States, in a plot line not all that different from the ones used during his star turn in “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.”
A typical plot of Hercules involves the hero and his sidekick Iolaus saving hapless villagers from monsters, evil warlords or the often-selfish whims of the gods.
For Sorbo, those monsters, warlords and selfish gods these days are immigrants, Democrats and liberals. And, instead of using fake weapons, Sorbo is using the real language of the alt-right.
“Only in America are legal citizens labeled ‘racists’ and ‘Nazis,’ but illegal aliens are called ‘Dreamers,’” Sorbo tweeted on Sunday.
Along with posting a video by Infowars editor Paul Joseph Watson following Trump’s State of the Union in February, Sorbo wrote: “So good. The Left hates success. They are the party of envy and loathing and want us all to live miserably….”
Sorbo spoke at the Values Voter Summit in 2017, a gathering that included Trump, conservative activists, conspiracy theorists and anti-LGBTQ activists. The Family Research Council, labeled by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, hosts the annual meeting where gay bashing is a common theme.
He was also excited about meeting Dennis Prager, a neoconservative radio host and conspiracy theorist. Prager once…