“A Guy Who Will Not Lose”
Academy award-winning actor Morgan Freeman didn’t vote for Donald Trump. But unlike many other Hollywood celebrities, Freeman is betting on Trump to be a good president. In a recent interview with AARP: The Magazine, he had nothing but positive things to say about President Trump.
“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.”
Freeman’s message was one of hope and possibility rather than the typical hate-filled, divisive rhetoric spread by the likes of Meryl Streep. He is also proof that although Americans may be divided by political parties, they do not have to be divided in spirit.
Speaking about Trump’s first day in office, Freeman admitted he voted for Clinton and felt that as a nation “we are jumping off cliff.” But he says he isn’t scared about the changes Trump is making–or about the future of the country:
“We just have to find out how we land. I’m not scared, though.”
This wasn’t the first time Freeman shared some words of wisdom about a hot-button topic. The actor who played “God” in Bruce Almighty has also addressed the issue of…
Racism in America
In a previous interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes, host Mike Wallace remarked that many find Freeman’s political views “surprising at times.” Wallace went on to ask Freeman about topics such as Black History Month and racism.
Freeman called Black History Month “ridiculous” saying he didn’t want his history relegated to one month. “Black history is American history”-said Freeman. More recently, the Unforgiven actor took on CNN’s Don Lemon.
Lemon, addressing the issue of income inequality, asked Freeman if race was a factor in wealth distribution in America. His response was both brilliant and elegantly simple:
“Today? No. You and I. We’re proof. Why would race have anything to do with it? Put your mind to what you want to do and go for that.”