Matthew McConaughey Tells Hollywood: It’s Time ‘To Embrace’ Trump

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

Matthew McConaughey told his fellow pals in Hollywood that “it’s time for us to embrace” President Donald Trump.

In a BBC interview published Wednesday, the 47-year-old actor said that Trump is “our president” at least for the next four years and suggested celebrities who didn’t vote for Trump need to find a way to be “constructive” during his presidency. (RELATED: Kellyanne Conway To Hollywood: Get Off Your ‘High Horse’)

Actor Matthew McConaughey arrives with his wife Camila Alves on the red carpet for the film "Sing" during the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Canada, September 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

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“They don’t have a choice now,” McConaughey said. “He’s our president. It’s a 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.” (RELATED: Celebrities Freak Out Over Trump’s Immigration Restriction)

“Shake hands with this fact, be constructive with him over the next four years,” he added. “So, anyone, 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 our president for the next four years, at least,” he continued. “President of the United States.”

Since day one of Trump’s presidency, members of Hollywood have participated in anti-Trump marches and protests across the country. Most recently celebrities spoke out at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Show, where one performer after another blasted the president’s recent executive order that temporarily prevents migration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Katie Jerkovich



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