Actor Jeff Bridges on Trump: "I'm Rooting for the Guy"

Posted: Nov 22, 2016 2:30 PM

While discussing his 2016 movie Hell or High Water,  actor Jeff Bridges shed light on why so many Americans are “disappointed” in their government.

“They have little faith in it, and we’ll see. I hope we don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater here,” Bridges said during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “But I’m rooting for the guy, Mr. Trump.”

The actor continued:

“One of the things that’s most appealing about [Trump] is his unpredictability. A less kind word might be his hypocrisy, but unpredictability and hypocrisy are things that each of us human being share. It’s something we all struggle with and work with. I was pleased to hear his acceptance speech. Taken out of context, that would be wonderful. Talking about unpredictability, who would have thought that he would be praising Hillary Clinton and thanking her for her wonderful work after trashing her and inviting all of the people who didn’t vote for him, that he’d be looking for guidance from these people, all of these wonderful things? I’m rooting for the guy, but we’ll see how it all goes. You just don’t know how it will all work out.”

Bridges added that he is “fascinated” by Trump’s transition and is excited for his Cabinet and administration appointments.

“It’s kind of like that Zen story,” he said. “We’ll see. President Obama has set a good tone, and so has Hillary. I like what Elizabeth Warren said. She had some good things to say, so we’ll see, as the farmer said.”

In a June interview, Bridges said he was supporting Clinton in the presidential race.  “I don’t go the Trump way,” he said.