The actress says that Tinseltown’s rejection of Trump earned him empathy from Americans.
The actress who appears in Ben Affleck’s upcoming Live by Night film told AFP that Hollywood’s balking response to Trump’s presidential bid may have earned sympathy points from a chunk of the population.
“We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies,” Saldana told AFP this week. “We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong … and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises.”
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Though her comments could easily be misinterpreted as support for Trump, she made it clear she was not pro-Trump. Rather she feels the election results humbled her.
“I’m learning from (Trump’s victory) with a lot of humility,” she said.
Her comments come days after Meryl Streep took Trump to task as a bully while accepting her Cecil B. DeMille honor at the Golden Globes. Streep described Trump’s campaign low-point when he imitated a New York Times’ reporter’s disability.
“It kind of broke my heart when I saw it and I still can’t get it out my head because it wasn’t in a movie, it was real life,” she said of that moment.
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