Jeff Bridges: ‘I Don’t Dig Trump’
Actor Jeff Bridges said on Tuesday that he plans to vote for Hillary Clinton because he doesn’t “dig” Donald Trump.
“I don’t dig Trump or follow what he has to say, but I find it fascinating that he’s surfaced in the political arena,” he said, according to The Daily Beast. “I’m a Hillary supporter and I don’t go the Trump way.”
The Hill reports:
Bridges said he admires Clinton’s status as the first woman likely to be a major political party’s presidential nominee.
“I think that’s wonderful that that’s going down,” he said. “Culturally, we can benefit by bringing women into the mix. We’ve had this patriarchal thing going on for long enough.
“Women are so, maybe this is just a male perspective, but for my money, they’re so connected to life in a way that men aren’t,” Bridges added. “They’re able to give birth, have children and it’s literally a part of them.
“They perhaps have a stronger capacity for caring than males. I know that in the Native American societies, women were really in charge. The women chose the chiefs. It’s taken us a long time to come around and see the light on that score.”
Bridges added that he remains concerned about gun control heading toward the general election.
“It’s a very tricky situation we find ourselves in,” he said. “It’s kind of like the expression … the cows are out of the gate. There are so many guns in our society already.
“Do we really need to arm our citizens with machine guns or semiautomatic weapons? And don’t we need to make sure that people who do own guns are qualified to own them? Those are simple steps leading us in the right direction.”
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, leads Trump by approximately 7 percentage points nationwide.
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