Star Trek Actor Compares President Biden To Hitler

Star Trek Voyager actor Robert Beltran recently shared a tweet comparing President Biden to Adolf Hitler.

By Douglas Helm | Published

If you’re searching for your daily fix of a random celebrity weighing in on the political landscape, you’ve found it! Today Star Trek actor Robert Beltran took to Twitter to make the joke that inflation and fascism are two reasons that people shouldn’t vote Democrat, commenting on a picture that shows Hitler walking along a line of Nazi soldiers. Though Beltran backpedals a bit in further Tweets, his implication seems to be he views the current Democratic party under Joe Biden as fascist.

Robert Beltran is best known for his role as Commander Chakotay on the television series Star Trek: Voyager. The series followed the crew of the USS Voyager, which was led by Kate Mulgrew’s Captain Kathyrn Janeway. The series ran for six seasons in the late 1990s and early 2000s and frequently featured the famous Star Trek antagonist known as the Borg.

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Robert Beltran as Chakotay

Robert Beltran recently made his return to the Star Trek universe in the animated series Star Trek: Prodigy where he voices Chakotay. The series follows a group of young teenagers who steel an abandoned Starfleet vessel. The series also features Beltran’s Star Trek: Voyager co-star Kate Mulgrew who reprises her role as (now) Vice Admiral Janeway as well as a hologram version of Janeway on the Starfleet vessel the teens recovered.

Star Trek: Prodigy and throwing around controversial opinions on social media are pretty much the only things Robert Beltran is up to these days, but he does have a project listed for 2023 called Eartha Kitt C’est Si Bon which tells the story of the life of singer and actress Earth Kitt. Beltran will be playing Orson Welles in the project. Other stars include Carrie Cain Sparks as Ella Fitzgerald, Dani Lane as a young Eartha Kitt, and Trina Parks as Loucile Ellis.

If animated Star Trek shows aren’t your thing, there are plenty of other Star Trek series to choose from right now. Star Trek: Discovery, which kicked off the Star Trek revival, is still going strong since starting in 2017. There’s also the Patrick Stewart-led Star Trek: Picard and the newest Star Trek show Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, which acts as a prequel to the original Star Trek series.

If you’re looking for something less kid-friendly in the animated Star Trek department, you’re covered there too. The comedy Star Trek: Lower Decks is still ongoing and follows the support crew of an unimportant Starfleet ship. Of course, if you are interested in more Star Trek: Prodigy, you won’t have long to wait as the second part of the first season returns on October 27, with Robert Beltran returning to reprise his role once again.

While it’s hard to avoid political opinions on Twitter, it’s easy to just tune in to a Star Trek series on Paramount+ and pretend that social media doesn’t exist for a while. You can watch pretty much any Star Trek series on the platform, including the older series. So far there haven’t been any episodes of Star Trek where the characters Tweet about galactic politics, so it should be pretty safe.