Matthew McConaughey says it's time to embrace Donald Trump

Ben Arnold
UK Movies Writer
Embrace… McConaughey reckons it’s time to get on with Trump – Credit: AP

It’s a view which might find him off Meryl Streep’s Christmas card list, but Matthew McConaughey reckons it might be time to ’embrace’ Donald Trump’s presidency.

The actor was speaking to Andrew Marr when he was asked whether he thought actors and actresses who have been ‘dumping on Trump’ should now think about giving him a chance.

“They’ve got no choice now,” he said.

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

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

“Even those who most strongly disagree with his principals and things he’s said and done… it’s time to think about how constructive can you be.”

Not all share his view.

Amy Schumer posted a vitriolic rebuke of Trump yesterday following the president’s accusation that Chuck Schumer, her cousin and a Democratic senator, faked tears during a press conference about the so-called ‘muslim ban’ during which he became visibly upset.

“This is what [Trump] was thinking about at 6:21 a.m. I know Chuck Schumer and HE CANNOT act, trust me. He can barely smile on cue,” she wrote.


“He can’t help but be transparent and genuine. He was hurt for those people and all the people facing such unconstitutional injustice.

“A Muslim ban is so unconstitutional and cruel…We need to fight this now and together.

“We can’t get burnt out or overwhelmed and distracted. We need to stay focused and organized. Tell your friends who say “I’m just not political” that that doesn’t cut it anymore. We need people alert and fighting for each other’s rights. Tell your sheltered friends to wake up and help.”

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