23 years since it happened, James Cameron’s Titanic is still among the best Hollywood films ever. For the lovers of Romance genre, it is a cult classic that is still as fresh as it ever was. The characters of Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) & Rose (Kate Winslet) live on and Celine Dion’s song, “My Heart Will Go On” still continues to play with our heartstrings.
Amid the ongoing tough period in the US, CBS premiered Titanic and it took the fans down the memory lane. While the discussion of Jack could’ve easily been saved is never-ending, this time people also related the sinking Titanic ship to the political career of POTUS Donald Trump.
Many on Twitter discussed how Trump has been a failure in handling the ongoing pandemic situation. He was criticised for letting lose the killer Coronavirus in the US which has so far infected millions of people and taken away lakhs of lives.
Have a look at some of the reactions:
I'm watching Titanic on CBS, and if Trump were captain of that ship, he'd have told the passengers that they're perfectly safe and fucked off in one of the lifeboats. That, or inject himself with seawater. Possibly both.
— Brian E. Paterson (@BrianEPaterson) May 25, 2020
If #Titanic happened today, the Trump supporters would scream that the iceberg was fake news and scream that it’s a hoax as it sank.
— Michelle In Quarantine (@SoSofieFatale) May 25, 2020
I remember seeing #Titanic in theaters and people were genuinely SHOCKED that the ship sank. I imagine these people went on to vote for Trump.
— Thomas (@ruckuspenguins) May 25, 2020
Exactly Titanic: The Trump Years https://t.co/xx34cgdgy2
— Ms. Marbella🌊#HandMarkedPaperBallots (@msmarbella) May 25, 2020
Titanic is on CBS. The movie, not the Trump administration.
— Hillary Won (@NYAnna22) May 25, 2020
Our nation is like the titanic. The rich will be taken care of while the rest of us will be left to survive the best we can. The top 2% care nothing for us. Trump demonstrated that today.If trump is elected again, our nation will go down like the titanic-Putin’s plan
— Beverly Hill (@HillBeverlyhill) May 25, 2020
Convenient that @CBS is playing #Titanic for #CBSMovieNight the same day, Ann Coulter attacks Trump on Twitter. I guess that's what happens when you see a sinking ship. You don't want to be the last on board before it goes completely under!
— Kristen MacKenzie (@TheKMacKenzie1) May 25, 2020
#Titanic is like our Country,
The captain is tRump
He goes Down w/the ship, 🛳 and the passengers wearing life jackets r the people who wear #masks today. There r So many casualties.
And the #band plays on. 🎻🎶🥁
— JilliangirlW (@JillyAW) May 25, 2020
Meanwhile, Kate Winslet recently recalled her visit to India after Titanic’s release and shared how a fan in Himalaya remembered her as Rose.
Talking to Candis magazine, Kate told, “Titanic was everywhere. A couple of years after it came out, I went to India. I was walking in the foothills of the Himalayas, just me with my backpack on my back and a man came towards me with a walking stick — he must have been 85 and was blind in one eye. He looked at me and said, ‘You – Titanic’. I said yes and he just put his hand on his heart and said, ‘Thank you’. I burst into tears. It really helped me understand how much that film had given to so many people.”
Isn’t that lovely?