J.J. Abrams Explains His Support of "Strongest Candidate" Hillary Clinton

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"When I look at the people who need the support that aren’t necessarily getting it, I believe that she would provide that."

J.J. Abrams recently opened up about his and his wife's support of Hillary Clinton.

“I will say we are supporting Hillary,” the Force Awakens director told The Daily Beast. In June, Abrams and wife Katie McGrath each donated $500,000 to Clinton super PAC Priorities USA.

“We believe in her as the strongest candidate," said Abrams. "She does have the experience and the politics. She is compassionate, and right. When I look at the people who need the support that aren’t necessarily getting it, I believe that she would provide that."

He continued, "That is really the way that we have to approach how we vote: look around and ask yourself, who needs to be brought up? Who needs to be emphasized? Who needs compassion? And I find that that’s something that she’s got.”

In October, Abrams and McGrath hosted a $33,400-per-person roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama at their home. The proceeds benefited the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

 

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