Superhero interns called on to save the day in White House economic report

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Peter Parker (Spider-Man), Bruce Wayne (Batman), Steve Rogers (Captain America) are among the intern superheroes listed in a new White House economic report.

PHOTO: Chris Evans, as Captain America, in a scene from Captain America: Civil War. Marvel
Chris Evans, as Captain America, in a scene from "Captain America: Civil War."

On page 624 of the Council of Economic Advisers 2019 report, there is a shout-out to interns who worked very hard along with a few other good citizens to save the day and helped produce the 705 guidance on the administration's economic policy agenda.

Martha Gamble who is a former council economist noticed the names and shared them on Twitter on Tuesday.

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Henry Cavill as Superman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

“The Economic Report of the President has revealed that the quality of interns at CEA is much better than it was when I was there,” Gamble said in her tweet.

— Martha Gimbel (@marthagimbel) March 19, 2019

According to the White House, this is all in good fun. The CEA tweeted that the “‘superhero’ interns have made significant contributions to the economic report.”

— CEA (@WhiteHouseCEA) March 19, 2019

This is the second year in a row that the list of interns included comic names. In 2018, the report featured Star Trek Captains James T Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard.

PHOTO: William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk on the Star Trek: The Original Series episode, Whom Gods Destroy, originally aired Jan. 3, 1969. CBS via Getty Images
William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk on the Star Trek: The Original Series episode, "Whom Gods Destroy," originally aired Jan. 3, 1969.