Mark Wahlberg Is Optimistic About A Donald Trump Presidency

Kaitlan Collins | White House Correspondent

Mark Wahlberg is optimistic about what will happen to America with Donald Trump as president.

Actor Mark Wahlberg attends the "Deepwater Horizon" premiere during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall on September 13, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

(Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

“Being the positive person that I am, I have to hope so,” Wahlberg said during an interview with E! News. “I have to remain optimistic that the future will get better.”

The actor plays a Boston police officer with a bad knee in a new movie “Patriots Day” that is about the Boston Marathon bombing. He said that he explained what terrorism is to his children while he was filming it.


“My oldest kids want to see the movie,” he said. “I think the oldest two are ready for it.”

“This is the reality of the world that we live in and I think it’s important for them to understand that but I think they’ll take away what I’m taking away and what everybody else who sees the movie takes away — that these things will happen, but we can’t go and run and hide,” he continued. “We have to stand up and fight back and do that with love and I think that ultimately that will make them better and stronger as people.”

Actor/producer Mark Wahlberg attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Entourage' at Regency Village Theatre on June 1, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Wahlberg was recently praised by his fans when he said Hollywood needed to shut up about politics. (WAHLBERG: Celebrities Live In A Bubble)

“A lot of celebrities did, do, and shouldn’t,” Wahlberg said when asked about celebrities who denounced the president-elect before the election. “You know, it just goes to show you that people aren’t listening to that anyway.”

“They might buy your CD or watch your movie, but you don’t put food on their table,” he said. “You don’t pay their bills. A lot of Hollywood is living in a bubble. They’re pretty out of touch with the common person, the everyday guy out there providing for their family.”

“Me, I’m very aware of the real world. I come from the real world and I exist in the real world. And although I can navigate Hollywood and I love the business and the opportunities it’s afforded me, I also understand what it’s like not to have all that.”

Kaitlan Collins

White House Correspondent


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