Last week, days after Donald Trump's sudden immigration ban sent the country into chaos, Hollywood gathered at the Shrine Auditorium in L.A. for the SAG Awards. There, the likes of Bryan Cranston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Mahershala Ali spoke out against this anti-American executive order. Maybe it didn't change the conservative view of costal elitism, but it was the right thing to do—for celebrities to use their platform to speak out against such an immoral use of power.
That same night, the BBC aired an interview with Matthew McConaughey, where the host asked the actor if it's time America gave Trump a break.
"Well, they don't have a choice now," McConaughey responded. "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."
It's certainly a different take than the majority of Hollywood's A-list. But, as others have pointed out, it's unclear if this interview was filmed before or after Trump's immigration ban. (McConaughey's wife, Camila Alves, was born and raised in Brazil.)
Throughout the election, McConaughey declined to talk about politics or any of the candidates, but he told The Daily Beast he had "many opinions" on it.
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