Shock and awe! A Hollywood actor has actually issued some (mostly) sane words about how folks ought to view the election of President Donald Trump and what it means for our nation – if not humanity.
Jeff Bridges, known for his roles in Crazy Heart, The Big Lebowski, Iron Man and The Last Picture Show, weighed in on people’s reactions to the new president and the general angst felt by the left.
The Hill reports, Jeff Bridges is borrowing a line from one of his most famous film characters when it comes to the current political situation: “As The Dude (In The Big Lebowski) might say,” he says, “this aggression will not stand.”
“That’s what I think is needed today, to kind of put a check on ourselves and knowing what’s right or wrong and being so sure that [President] Trump is an asshole and that he’s going to be terrible and all this,” Bridges says in an interview with CNN Money published Thursday.
“You can have very strong opinions, but to go after this peace and this beauty that we’re after I think we gotta show up and give a little space for something beautiful to bloom out of it.”We point fingers at people, we point fingers at Trump, he points fingers at people,” the “Big Lebowski” actor and Oscar-nominated star of 2016’s “Hell or High Water” says. “How are we going to come together and realize that we’re on this little dust spec in space, you know? Things are finite here, you know. How are we going to work together to make the most beautiful existence that we can, you know?”
Bridges, 67, had said in an interview shortly after Trump’s stunning election victory, “I’m rooting for the guy, but we’ll see how it all goes.”Well good! Rush Limbaugh was saying yesterday on his show that as soon as people see Trump achieving success for the nation, more and more people will want to jump on board the train. it will be fun to watch, that’s for sure.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]