An actor called recent political fighting between the nation’s entertainment industry and conservative supporters laughable.
Matthew McConaughey is “absolutely” tired of celebrities looking down on Trump supporters who believe the president should challenge the November election result to the maximum extent of the law.
“There’s a lot on that liberal left that absolutely condescends, patronizes, and are arrogant toward that other 50 percent,” McConaughey told Russell Brand’s “Under the Skin” podcast show.
McConaughey estimates about half of Hollywood has become so radical that those celebrity political views could belong to the “far left.” He gave an example of the 2016 general election outcome when President Trump easily defeated Democratic rival Hillary Clinton despite mainstream media reports predicting the opposite result.
“I am sure you saw it in our industry when Trump was voted in four years ago,” he said. “They were in denial that that [election result] was real, some of them were in absolute denial.”
McConaughey believes misinformation spread through the media has similarly led a large number of Americans to falsely believe Joe Biden won the presidential election despite multiple legal challenges to keep President Trump in the Oval Office for another four years.
“Even now, when we see how we can stabilize how we come out of [the post-election period,] it looks like Biden is our guy,” he said. “Now you have got the right that is in denial because their side has fake news—and I understand—they have been fed fake news. No one knows what the hell to believe, right? So they are putting down their last bastion of defense.”
McConaughey believes the Democratic Party lost many potential votes while encouraging more Americans to cast their ballot because the party let members become so angry they could not stop spreading hate speech against the president.
“When you say, ‘Hey, we want to get out and vote, and we want people to go and vote, we do a campaign and let people vote,’ I am 100 percent yes! … you have 100 percent of the audience,” he said. “Then they cannot help themselves at the very end of it. They go, ‘So, we do not let those criminal [expletive] get back into office.'”
“You’re like, ‘No, do not say the last part.’ You lost 50 percent of your audience … this is where the left missed it for me,” he added.