Matthew McConaughey tells Hollywood “it’s time to embrace” Trump

Matthew McConaughey has something important to drawl, particularly if your name is Hollywood.

He says it’s time to accept that Donald Trump is the President, and to find a way to work with him.

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Speaking to ChannelFi about his upcoming crime drama Gold, the conversation imperceptibly segued into Trump-talk, with the interviewer noting that “every single American actor or arty type who comes to London dumps on Trump.”

He then asks McConaughey if it’s time for “the cultural elite” to give Trump a break.

“Well, they don’t have much of a choice,” McConaughey answered.

He’s our president. And it’s very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and time that we’ve ever had.

At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace, shake hands with this fact, and be constructive with him over the next four years.

So, even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he’s said and done — which is another thing, we’ll see what he does compared to what he had said — no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it’s time to think about how constructive can you be.

Because he’s our president for the next four years. At least.


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  • Taurmaurils

    Whatever would we do without these rich white dudes to tell us how we’re supposed to feel. Thank God for rich white dudes, otherwise I’d just walk around clueless.

  • Duncan Noel Campbell

    Shake hands with the devil, he means. #resist

  • Xzamilloh

    And it’s time for McConaughey to admit that he ruined his looks have never been and will never be the same since Dallas Buyers Club. I mean, kudos on the Oscars, but that man had one of the best butts in Hollywood. Damn dedication to the craft lol

    • DarkZephyr

      OMG right? Dallas Buyer’s Club was the worst damned choice Matthew McConaughey ever made. Seriously why do actors even need to do this anymore? Can’t they just use CGI combined w/another body double like they did with Chris Evans in Captain America? He didn’t have to destroy his fine ass looks just for that pre-Captain America and it looked very realistic.

  • Osidemike

    Might be time for McConaughey to get his head out of his ass.

    • Garth

      Or Trump’s ass

    • CaliKyle

      Maybe his doc told him to keep it there to protect the hair plugs. I thank god for my thick, lush curly locks but should it start to depart Id never be so desperate or insecure that Id poke holes in my head for hair that looks like some half dead planted crop. Never trust a man with plugs; both drumpf and this actor person are in that category. Sad, as the orange pig would oink.

  • jheryn

    You sure didn’t see “conservatives” saying those same words when Obama was president.

    • pscheck2

      Well, of course not, he was only an image walking around acting like a President! R.I.P

    • Kangol

      Exactly–and he won TWICE, decisively both times. They are whiny babies, those Repugs. But whatever. Their Führer is in office and is actively trying to provoke world wars, so maybe they get the tax cuts they crave before we’re launching yet another war they helped create. He at least better listen to the military generals he disses but loves so much, because another Trump/Yemen-type disaster like the one he mishandled the other day would be a very bad thing!

    • jheryn

      Two things pscheck2.

      1. Replies like that are EXACTLY why those opposed to Trump will never accept him. Your reply is hypocritical and turns the stomachs of the people McConaughey is trying to get to “accept” Trump. Why would they want to accept someone with people out there like you spewing such disrespect their way.

      2. Your statement “only an image walking around acting like a President!”, I find ironic considering we have a d-list, narcissistic, reality, celeb-wannabe for a president.

  • NateOcean

    Speaking of “over-rated” actors.

  • Kieran

    Meryl Streep just threw up a little in her mouth.

  • Captain Obvious

    Nah I’ll be boycotting your movies now. Actually I was already doing that when he starred in that white savior movie freeing the slaves who just couldn’t help themselves. Now he’s doing it in real life leading us all by the nose. Keep it to yourself.


  • Heywood Jablowme

    “Because he’s our president for the next four years. At least.”

    I’ll bet on ONE year based solely on his health! Two years based on the irrational hatred of Trumpsters (esp. Bannon) toward Paul Ryan, who is capable of retaliating with impeachment proceedings.

  • Godabed

    It will be all good, until those good ole boys in Texas or Alt-right or nazis or whatever you want to call them, start targeting his brown skinned Brazilian wife and their mixed kids, because you know rednecks believe everyone from South America are Mexican anyway. He will change his tune, because Texas hasn’t and isn’t the most tolerant state in the Union.

    • startenout

      Um, I do hope that they at least realize she’s European, then. From Slovenia. In Europe. Yeah.

  • Brian

    There’s been a lot of pushback to the idea that some people have “privilege.” How do people continue to think it doesn’t exist? Examples abound, just look around. A multimillionaire white Christian man with multiple homes on multiple continents is not going to experience this presidency the same as the rest of us.

  • Kangol

    It’s like those crazy car commercials have gotten to Matthew McC’s head. In case anyone needs to be reminded, Trump lost the popular vote by a larger margin than a number of presidents WON it, and slipped into office as the most unpopular president in the last 100 years. No amount of browbeating people is going to change that.

    • jar

      Yep. Only hillary could have lost to him. And let’s not forget she and her media friends propped trump up because they thought she could beat him. That’s life in the bubble.

  • dgsea06

    Matthew Who? A failed has-been. “Embrace Trump”?
    Disraeli and Gladstone had an exchange once whereupon Gladstone told Disreili that he should certainly die by the guitilline, or from syphllis.
    Disreli responded that it would depend upon whether he EMBRACED Gladstone’s politics, or his mistress.
    Matt, please ” embrace ” the orange baboon, or, die of old age. Your choice.

    • jar

      Snort. What exactly is a failed has-been? Someone who has failed at being a has-been? That would accurately describe McConnaghey. For a man with moderate (at best) talent, he has managed to eke out a damned good career.

  • Chris

    No. To accept Trump is to normalize the bigotry that he stands for. I hope that Hollywood never accepts and works with him.

  • DCguy

    What a shock, somebody from the redest of red states thinks it’s time to work with Trump. F-him

  • He BGB

    Said the RICH WHITE HETEROSEXUAL MAN who has nothing to lose.

  • Blackceo

    NOAP!!!! Matthew has a right to say whatever he wants but hell to the naw to the naw naw naw!!! There is no supporting Trump for me as a gay Black/Latino male and I don’t even want to associate with anyone who voted for Trump. I could respectfully have differences with people who voted for Romney, McCain, Bush, and still associate with them, but if you voted for Trump you were ok embracing White supremacy, racism, xenophobia, etc. So he can save his little lets come together speech for those privileged people who will not suffer under a Trump presidency.

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  • ppp111

    I might get grilled here but I do agree on a certain aspect of what he’s saying. I think he’s right that the cultural elite has no choice but to give him a chance unless someone can come up with damning evidence to impeach him in the next year or so. For now, I say let’s concentrate on the 2018 mid-term elections. Progressives tend not to vote in these midterms the way Republicans do. We need to take back the House and the Senate. I agree with a previous poster about how Republicans didn’t give him Obama a chance but that’s all past and moot at this point. We’ll just have to buckle up for the next few years. There I said it.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      2018! We really need to get it together and make it happen, as the new census is coming out.

    • scotshot

      It’s not all moot at this point as Trump is one of President Obama’s detractors and pushed the Obama not American.

      The past is a predictor of tomorrow.

  • woodroad34

    So, he wants us to be like Neville Chamberlain or the Vichy Government? Capitualtion? Ignore the harm King Con’s doing? Has McConaughey moved on from Ganja to crack? In case he doesn’t realize it, the citizenry is the fourth arm of government. Would he like Congress or the Judiciary to give up its right to act as a check on any other arm of Government? I don’t mind him being an actor…but when he speaks, he needs to do a little thinking first.

  • eightinchnail

    Another Hollywood celeb added to my no watch list along with Cruise and Travolta. What a t-t!!!!

    • 1EqualityUSA

      and Eastwood, gone! Won’t even watch oldies. Gone.

    • ppp111

      I noticed his speech at the Oscars after he won he began to have a more conservative tilt to him. Just saying. It may be because he’s getting older. According to a story I read a while back, men tend to get a bit more conservative as we get older. I don’t know. Just thought it was interesting.

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