Previously a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, actor Morgan Freeman is now spreading a message of hope when it comes to President Donald Trump’s time in office. Freeman had positive things to say about the new president in a recently published interview in AARP: The Magazine.
“I’m holding out hope that Donald Trump has to be a good president. He can’t not be. What I see is a guy who will not lose.”
That’s quite a change for Freeman, who previously narrated a political ad for Hillary and called criticism of the Clintons and their corruption “political hogwash.”
Freeman said of Trump’s first days in office, “I supported Hillary in the election, and now it feels like we are jumping off a cliff.” Despite his words — Freeman said he doesn’t fear the future or the changes Trump is bringing about. “We just have to find out how we land. I’m not scared, though.”
Freeman is not the only usually liberal actor to urge others to give Trump the benefit of the doubt and to find ways to work with the new administration rather than against it.
Actor Jeff Bridges said in a recent interview with CNN Money, “How are we going to come together and realize that we’re on this little dust spec in space, you know?”
He added, “Things are finite here … How are we going to work together to make the most beautiful existence that we can?”
Bridges said liberals angry at losing the election should “put a check” on their aggression and stop “being so sure that Trump is an a**hole and that he’s going to be terrible.”
The actor said we all have a common goal — hitting a much different tone than all the other celebrities who promote and repeat aggression and divisiveness. “You can have very strong opinions, but to go after this peace and this beauty that we’re after, I think we gotta show up and give a little space for something beautiful to bloom out of it.”
Bridges ended his comments by quoting one of his most beloved movies, “The Big Lebowski.” He said, “As the Dude might say, ‘This aggression will not stand.'”
With their latest comments, these two pop culture figures draw a sharp contrast with the celebrities who have bullied Trump’s 10-year-old son, talked about blowing up the White House — and promoted impeachment virtually from the moment Trump was sworn in as the 45th president.
At least not everyone in Hollywood has lost their mind and gone into full meltdown mode.