Harrison Ford reminds Donald Trump that 'Air Force One' was only a movie

by Randee Dawn / / Source: TODAY

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Donald Trump, the President of the United States has something to say to you.

OK, Harrison Ford is not actually the President of the United States. But he did play the President once, in 1997's "Air Force One." And he wanted to make a certain distinction between fantasy and reality for the real-life presidential candidate.

Last week Trump told The New York Times that he liked movies with heroic presidents, and cited "Air Force One."

"My favorite was Harrison Ford on the plane," said Trump. "I love Harrison Ford — and not just because he rents my properties. He stood up for America."

Maybe so, but as Ford noted during a news conference Wednesday to promote "Star Wars: The Force Reckons," that's not quite how it works in the real world.

AIR FORCE ONE, Harrison Ford, 1997
Ford as the POTUS, getting ready to take out the trash in 1997's "Air Force One."©Sony Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection / ©Sony Pictures/Courtesy Everett

"It's a movie," he said. "Donald, it was a movie. It's not like this in real life, but how would you know?"

A zing that hit with the precision of a light saber.

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