Jennifer Lawrence has been a successful actress since she was just a child. From winning a Best Actress Oscar for her turn in Silver Linings Playbook to starring the the massive Hunger Games series, she has been a fixture on the silver screen for over a decade.
Unlike many in Hollywood, though, she has never been overtly political. During a recent podcast appearance on Absolutely Not, however, she opened up about her leanings. And during that podcast, she also had some seriously choice comments for Donald Trump.
Lawrence, who was born and raised in Kentucky, said that she was raised in a Conservative household. And when she first had the opportunity to vote, she went Republican.
“My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican,” she said. Lawrence explained that she realized, “the fiscal benefits of the Republican policies.” At the same time, she admitted that she, “could also see the social issues weren’t in line with my views.”
When the conversation turned to Trump, Lawrence didn’t hold back:
“When Donald Trump got elected, that just changed everything. This is an impeached president whose broken many laws and has refused to condemn white supremacy, and it feels like there has been a line drawn in the sand. I don’t want to support a president who supports white supremacists.”
Lawrence also discussed how different the U.S. was back when Barack Obama was president. “You would go days, maybe weeks, without thinking about the president because everything would generally be OK.”
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