Emily Blunt Regretted Becoming an American After GOP Debate
Watching some of the Republican candidates speak can have a devastating effect on your intelligence. For actress Emily Blunt, she immediately regretted becoming an American citizen after watching the first GOP debate.
“I became an American citizen recently, and that night, we watched the debate and I thought, ‘this was a terrible mistake. What have I done?’ ” Blunt quips during an interview clip published by The Hollywood Reporter.
Blunt gushed about Senator Elizabeth Warren and her political abilities, but Warren ruled out a campaign for 2016.
“I think Elizabeth Warren is pretty impressive as well,” Blunt added.
The Hill reports:
Blunt’s remarks come as she promotes her new film “Sicario” with actors Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin during this month’s Toronto Film Festival.
Brolin said in the video that he understands why GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump is resonating with voters.
“We have Kanye now — which I just learned — and Trump,” he says, pairing Trump with rapper Kanye West in light of the hip-hop artist’s recent boast he is seeking the Oval Office in 2020.
“[They are] two guys who understand, by the way, the art of reality TV and conviction,” Brolin added.
Actor Matt Damon also weighed in on Trump’s 2016 White House run during The Hollywood Reporter’s stop in Toronto.
“The appeal with Trump is [that he] is kind of no-nonsense, tell it like it is,” the film star says.
Director Davis Guggenheim, meanwhile, argued that Trump’s popularity would eventually prove short-lived.
“I think it’s the Republican clown car,” says the “Inconvenient Truth” auteur. “It’s still really early — I think he crash and burn.”
Trump currently leads the race for next year’s Republican presidential nomination across multiple national polls.
He ranks first out of 14 candidates with 30.4 percent, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of samplings.
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