Hollywood’s leading man, Brad Pitt, sat down for a three-hour interview with award-winning author Marlon James for the New York Times’ “T Magazine.” During the conversation Pitt opined on a variety of topics from movies, to what it means to be a celebrity and why he dislikes it, what it is like to be a father, and most importantly his thoughts on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Pitt is clearly disturbed at the possibility of a Trump presidency. He said, “I can’t bring myself to think that Trump will be in charge. In the simplest terms, what brings us together is good, and what separates us is bad. When things are going wrong and we can’t find the reason for it, we just start creating enemies.”
The A-lister went into some detail about his upbringing in rural Oklahoma and how he can relate with individuals who support Trump for president, “Coming from Oklahoma, southern Missouri, which leans more toward a Trump voice, I try to understand it. It seems that the people who suffer the most end up betting for the party that would hurt them. And so I try to understand where they’re coming from.”
Pitt wonders aloud what millions of others wonder too when thinking about Trump and his campaign of empty rhetoric, “A Trump supporter is fighting against just about everything. What does he even mean, take our country back? Would someone please explain that to me? Where’d it go?”
Where did our country go, indeed? And how did a man like Donald Trump with the Republican nomination for president, and just where did the intelligent voters in America go if Trump is nearly tied with Clinton in various polls?