- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 7, 2017

American actress Jennifer Lawrence told British media Wednesday that she’s sickened by some of the events going on in her own country, suggesting that the “polarizing” political climate has been exacerbated by Donald Trump’s presidency.

Ms. Lawrence sat down with Channel 4 ahead of the London premiere of her new horror film “Mother!,” saying her character is meant to represent Earth and the human race’s assault on nature. She said that in light of recent events concerning President Trump’s policies on climate change and the extreme weather affecting the southeast U.S., the connection between her character in the Darren Aronofsky film and “Mother Nature’s rage” is evident.

Ms. Lawrence said it’s “scary” that some people still don’t believe human activity affects climate change.

“It’s scary. It’s this new language that’s forming I don’t even recognize it,” she said. “It’s also scary to know it’s been proven through science that climate change is due to human activity and we continue to ignore it.

“And the only voice that we really have is through voting and we voted and it was really startling,” she said. “You know, you’re watching these hurricanes now and it’s hard especially while promoting this movie not to feel Mother Nature’s rage. Wrath.”

Ms. Lawrence agreed with the interviewer that it’s a time of great division in the U.S.

“It’s really polarizing and upsetting,” she said. “I’ve heard things and seen things on TV in my own country that devastate me and make me sick and it’s just really confusing.”

Ms. Lawrence made it clear, however, that she wasn’t confused by Mr. Trump.

“I don’t find him confusing. I think I know exactly what he is,” she said.

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