Matthew McConaughey: "It's Time for Us to Embrace" the Fact That Trump Is President
McConaughey said Hollywood needs to "be constructive" with Trump over the next four years.
Matthew McConaughey was promoting his new film, Gold, when he was asked to talk about President Trump.
BBC's Andrew Marr asked the actor if he thought it was time for Hollywood and the "cultural elite" to give Trump a break.
"Well, they don't have a choice now," said McConaughey. "He's our president. And it's very dynamic and as divisive of an inauguration and 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."
He added that people will have to wait and see if Trump does everything he said he was going to do during the campaign.
The actor's comments drew backlash on Twitter, as people expressed their opposing views.
apparently matthew mcconaughey has been saying "alt-right, alt-right, alt-right" :(— Sammy Nickalls (@sammynickalls) February 2, 2017
On behalf of all proud folks from Austin, Texas: Matthew McConaughey does not speak for us. The man has lost his mind. Ignore him. #Resist— Charles Clymer (@cmclymer) February 2, 2017
Matthew McConaughey is from small town Texas and constantly high. Of course he thinks we should embrace Trump.— Sean Kent (@seankent) February 2, 2017