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George Takei may have endeared himself to his first audiences by taking the helm of the USS Enterprise as Hikaru Sulu, but he’s remained a high profile public figure on his own merit. His Star Trek days now past, Takei continues to find himself in the spotlight again and again. Social Media has allowed the beloved actor a platform to sound off on pressing social issues — and sound off he does. Takei’s contribution to social media is easily one of the best parts of the internet. His Twitter feed is a master class in social commentary. He regularly demonstrates an insightful grasp of political and cultural news stories, wrapping his thoughts in a wit and clarity that eludes 99 percent of society. People like George Takei are the reason Twitter was invented. And here’s why.

1. Actively Trolling the Head Orange in Charge

One of Takei’s favorite pastimes these days is irking the president. He routinely tweets out delightfully witty replies to @realdonaldtrump’s daily dose of inane yammering. It’s worth following Takei just to be there for his presidential burns.

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