There always has to be something in it for Donald Trump. He certainly won’t die having been described as charitable, that’s for sure. That was proven true recently, when A-list actor Matt Damon revealed something pretty pathetic about the president.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Damon said the president would never let directors shoot movies in any of the Trump Organization’s buildings unless he had a part written in for him.
‘The deal was that if you wanted to shoot in one of his buildings, you had to write him in a part. Martin Brest had to write something in ‘Scent of a Woman’ – and the whole crew was in on it. You have to waste an hour of your day with a bullshit shot: Donald Trump walks in and Al Pacino’s like, ‘Hello, Mr. Trump!’ – you had to call him by name – and then he exits.’
In true Trump style, it has to be all about him. Allowing someone to shoot a couple movie scenes in your building for nothing? Oh no, that’d be crazy. Bragging rights apparently aren’t enough for President Trump.
As for Damon, though, he made it pretty clear in the interview how he feels about Trump and the increase in white supremacists attacks, such as those in Charlottesville. He told The Hollywood Reporter:
‘I’m obviously very concerned with the state of things and with the damage that’s being done to our institutions; it’s just very pernicious what he’s doing. Robert Mueller is kind of representing these institutions at this point, and just by some trick of history he’s the one who’s essentially defending them against these attacks, so hopefully his investigation is going smoothly. He can’t wrap things up soon enough, as far as I’m concerned. I thought Jimmy Kimmel’s line was the best, when he said that Trump said there were fine people on both sides, and showed the clip of the guys screaming “Jews will not replace us,” and cut back to Jimmy saying: “Let’s get something straight. If you’re with a group of people chanting ‘Jews will not replace us’ and you don’t immediately leave that group, you are not a fine person.”’
Damon identifies as a liberal and donated to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Last year, he made headlines for a commencement speech he made at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he took to opportunity to rip Wall Street and then-GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. He questioned:
‘What if this, all of this, is a simulation? I mean it’s a crazy idea, but what if it is? And if there are multiple simulations, how come we have to be in the one where Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president? Can we, like, transfer to a different one?’
I’m sure his reality, simulation or not, sure looks a lot different just one year later.
You can read the rest of Damon’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter, here.
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