Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey is a legend of his time. But after his recent interview about President Trump, he is even more of legendary, as if that’s even possible.
In an interview with ChannelFi,
While sitting down for an interview on his new film, “Gold,” with ChannelFi, the issue of Donald Trump came up.
The interviewer asked McConaughey:
“For quite a lot of this film, I sort of thought ‘this is not Trump’s America, but small-time, central, redneck America sticking one up to the snotty East Coast elites,’ as it were.”
McConaughey responded, “Stickin’ it to the man, for sure. I mean, it’s an underdog story. This is the guy that nobody bets on. This is like millions of people, if not billions, who get out of bed everyday, and don’t have a ticket to the American Dream. That are going to have to hustle their way in the backdoor, the sidedoor, or come down the chimney, and be an entrepreneur, and make it their own way—by hook or by crook.”
“So, every single American actor or artsy type who comes over to London dumps on Trump. You all completely hate him. Do you think it’s time maybe Hollywood and the culture elite in America gave this guy a break?”
Then McConaughey really ‘stuck it’ to the Hollywood liberals:
“Well, they don’t have a choice now. He’s our president. And, it’s very dynamic and as divisive of an Inauguration and time as we’ve had. At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact. And be constructive with him over the next four years.
So anyone, even those who may strongly disagree with his principles or things he’s said and done — and that’s another thing, we’ll see what he does compares to what he has said — no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it’s time to think about how constructive can you be.”
He ended the interview with this epic line:
“’Cause he’s our president for the next four years, at least, the President of the United States.”
Do you think Hollywood should heed McConaughey advice?