Matthew McConaughey is urging his fellow Hollywood actors to “embrace” Donald Trump.
In an interview with BBC this week, show host Andrew Marr compared the characters in McConaughey’s new movie “Gold” to “not Trump’s America, but this is small-time, central redneck America sticking one up to the snotty East Coast and the elites” and asked McConaughey if it was time for Hollywood to give the president a break.
“They don’t have a choice now,” McConaughey answered. “He’s our president. It’s very dynamic and as divisive of a time and Inauguration as we’ve had, at the same time, it’s time for us to embrace. Shake hands with this fact, be constructive with him over the next four years.”
McConaughey suggested that Americans should look for ways to be “constructive” even if they disagree with Trump.
“Even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he’s said or done — which is another thing, we’ll see what he does compared to what he has said — no matter how much you disagreed along the way, it’s time to think how constructive can you be. Because he’s out president for the next four years, at least.
Look, I agree. We should find ways to be constructive. But embrace him? NEVER. Trump is a racist, xenophobic wanna be dictator. We resist Trump, we never embrace him, as that would be normalizing him. NEVER.
— The Andrew Marr Show (@MarrShow) January 29, 2017