Samuel L. Jackson: Donald Trump Runs On “Hate,” I’m “Voting For Hillary Clinton”
Samuel L. Jackson slammed Donald Trump in a new interview, expressing his opinion that the presidential candidate’s campaign runs on “hate,” and further revealing he’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.
During a discussion on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter” podcast, Jackson was asked about Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States. The actor said he believes the Republican candidate’s platform revolves around “hate,” but also added that he’s “not bothered” by it.
“There’s absolutely nothing I can do,” Jackson explained. “There are some other people that aren’t as open about what he’s saying that are running also… that are just as crazy, that have just as much ill-will toward the common man.”
Jackson then went on to admit he feels badly for innocent Muslim-Americans who may be unfairly suspected of being terrorists following the recent Paris attacks by Muslim extremists. “It’s like they have a legitimate reason now to look at your Muslim neighbor, friend, whatever in another way,” the actor said.
As a life-long Democrat, Jackson added, “I’m gonna vote for Hillary.” He confessed that while he “loves” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who he dubbed a “man of the people,” he won’t be voting for him. “He can’t win,” Jackson said. “I gotta cast my vote for a person that can keep [Republicans] from winning.”
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