Indeed, it's been revealed that the Republican presidential candidate’s chief of fundraising, Steven Mnuchin, played a starring role in bringing Suicide Squad to the silver screen, as an executive producer.
Mnuchin, who financed the David Ayer-directed Suicide Squad with the help of Brett Ratner and James Packer, has form for backing gung-ho motion pictures: he produced the jingoistic American Sniper, as well as the critically panned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and the Oscar-winning dystopian masterpiece Mad Max: Fury Road.
On being appointed by Trump in May, Mnuchin said: “It’s a great privilege to be working with Mr Trump to create a world class finance organisation to support the campaign in the general election.”
Other Trump supporters from the world of film include Clint Eastwood, Jon Voight and Jean-Claude Van Damme. “You’d be surprised how many secret Republicans there are in Hollywood,” Mnuchin told Showbiz411 on Tuesday.
One of Suicide Squad’s stars, however, palpably doesn’t share Mnuchin’s enthusiasm for Trump. Asked how he felt about Trump calling comedian and talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell a “fat pig”, Will Smith, 47, told Australia's new.com.au: "For a man to be able to publicly refer to a woman as a fat pig, that makes me teary. And for people to applaud, that is absolutely f-----g insanity to me."
Smith, whose co-stars in Suicide Squad include Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne, continued: "My grandmother would have smacked my teeth out of my head if I had referred to a woman as a fat pig. And I cannot understand how people can clap for that... If one of my sons – I am getting furious just thinking about it – if one of my sons said that in a public place, they couldn't even live in my house anymore."