- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 2, 2017

Matthew McConaughey says it’s time for Hollywood liberals to “embrace” the election of Donald Trump and try to come up with ways to be “constructive” with the new president.

The Oscar-winning actor recently sat down for an interview with the BBC’s Andrew Marr, who asked if the “cultural elite” should ease up on President Trump.

Mr. Marr said, “Every single American actor or archetype who comes over to London dumps on Trump. You all completely hate him. Do you think it’s time that maybe Hollywood and the cultural elite of America gave this guy a break?”

“Well, they don’t have a choice now,” Mr. McConaughey responded. “He’s our president. It’s very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration in 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.”

“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 out president for the next four years, at least. President of the United States.”

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