Friday, 3 February 2017

'McConaughey Says it is Time to Accept him as President'


Nearly two weeks after Donald Trump’s inauguration,Matthew McConaughey says it is time to accept him as president. In an interview with ChannelFi (perEntertainment Weekly), the Oscar winner said that Hollywood “[doesn’t] have much of a choice” when it comes to accepting Donald Trump as leader of the free world.

“He’s our president,” he said, before admitting to the concerns this administration poses. “And it’s very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time that we’ve ever had. 

At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace, shake hands with this fact, and be constructive with him over the next four years.”

McConaughey’s comments follow two weeks of celebrities speaking out against Trump since the inauguration, including the several bold-faced names who joined the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches around the country on January 21.

America Ferrera, for example, reminded the crowd of marchers in Washington, D.C., that they were gathered “across the country and the world to say, ‘Mr. Trump, we refuse.’ ”
Although many actors and artists are calling for resistance against Trump, his policies, and controversial executive orders, McConaughey is not alone in his stand for staying open-minded about the new administration.

Last month, Nicole Kidman told the BBC that the best way the American people can support their country is to support their president.

“So I just say, he’s now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever is the president because that’s what the country’s based on,” she said.
Kidman later corrected sources who referred to her remarks as an endorsement of Trump when she toldAccess Hollywood that she had been simply expressing her feelings about how a successful democracy works.

“I was trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American Constitution, and it was that simple,” she said.
McConaughey strikes a similar tone with his words, calling for a constructive look at the actions of the 45th president.

‘So, even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he’s said and done — which is another thing, we’ll see what he does compared to what he had said — no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it’s time to think about how constructive can you be,” he said. “Because he’s our president for the next four years. At least.”
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