We hear you, Brad Pitt!
On Wednesday, the thespian did an interview with author Marlon James for The New York Times' T Magazine where he opens up about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
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When speaking about Brexit, Angelina Jolie's husband compared the event to The Apprentice star possibly becoming the leader of the free world. He said:
"Man, I never thought that would happen. Same way I can't bring myself to think that Trump will be in charge. In the simplest terms, what brings us together is good, and what separates us is bad. We have this great line in The Big Short… 'When things are going wrong and we can't find the reason for it, we just start creating enemies."'
Although he won't vote for The Donald, he tries to empathize with his supporters.
"Coming from Oklahoma, southern Missouri, which leans more toward a Trump voice, I try to understand it… It seems that the people who suffer the most end up betting for the party that would hurt them. And so I try to understand where they're coming from."
The Ocean's Eleven actor understands most people don't have the time to stay up to date with the latest political news.
"You gotta understand that it's also in our DNA. Most Americans don't have time to watch CNN and Fox and Al Jazeera. They're trying to make the rent, get the kids fed, they're tired when they get home and they want to forget about everything. And so suddenly when this voice comes in — and it doesn't have to be a voice of substance — saying he's fed up with all of this, that's the part that hooks into the DNA."
While the 52-year-old is optimistic about the future, he is hoping for one WITHOUT Trump!
"What I'm most hopeful about is that we're a global neighborhood now, and we start to understand each other more and more –- and yet, you see this reactionary push for isolation and separation again… A Trump supporter is fighting against just about everything… What does he even mean, take our country back? Would someone please explain that to me?… Where'd it go?"
We echo Brad's words, and we are praying Donald Trump does NOT become the next President!
[Image via Craig McDean/T Magazine.]
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