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George Takei compares Trump to Kim Jong-Un — his followers hit back with surprising reaction

Actor George Takei compares President Donald Trump to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. He said the two leaders are in the "same basket." (Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Actor George Takei, best known for his role in “Star Trek,” is an outspoken liberal who makes his opposition to President Donald Trump very clear. But on Friday, he took his rhetoric up a notch.

Takei took to his Twitter account to compare Trump to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. In fact, Takei said the two leaders are in the "same basket."

"Understand that the rest of the world puts both Kim Jong-un and Donald J. Trump into the same unbalanced, nuclear-armed state leader basket,” Takei wrote.

Takei’s comparison comes as U.S. relations with North Korea continue to tank. Last week, the U.S. Navy sent U.S. Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 1, which includes the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson, to the Western Pacific near waters just off the Korean Peninsula.

Saturday also marked North Korea’s national holiday “Day of the Sun,” which commemorates the birthday of their "eternal president” Kim Il-sung, who was the country's first dictator.

Also over the weekend, North Korea test launched another missile, though the test proved to be an enormous failure.

Many people bashed Takei for his comparison. After all, North Korea is an enemy of the U.S:

But the large majority of replies fell in agreement with Takei’s comparison — a surprisingly scary reaction given that the vast majority of Takei’s followers are Americans. Many even said they felt Trump is a more dangerous leader:

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