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Clinton Supporter Morgan Freeman Optimistic On Trump


Actor Morgan Freeman has made no qualms about his support for Democrat Hillary Clinton and her 2016 run for president. He even narrated a video for the Clinton campaign that aired at the Democratic National Convention in July.

Now, Freeman is showing support for President Donald Trump.

"As for politics today, I supported Hillary in the election, and now it feels like we are jumping off a cliff," Freeman told AARP, notes the Daily Mail. "We just have to find out how we land. I'm not scared, though.I'm holding out hope that Donald Trump has to be a good president. He can't not be. What I see is a guy who will not lose."

A month before the election, Freeman narrated another video for the Clinton campaign. This time, he called into question, though never by name, then-candidate Trump's ability to serve.

"Will it be the one respected around the world, of the one who frightens our allies and emboldens our enemies?" Freeman's voice asks. "The one with the deep understanding of the challenges we face, or the one who's unprepared for them? A steady hand, or a loose cannon."

Freeman supported former President Barack Obama in his 2012 campaign, and also narrated a video for him, according to The Hill.

Trump has had his own love-hate relationship with celebrities and Hollywood. Despite hosting a long-running show on NBC, and having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Trump has been the center of attack from the industry since his political rise in 2015.

When actress Meryl Streep attacked then-President-elect Donald Trump at the 2017 Golden Globes, Trump responded with a series of tweets.

Days earlier, he tweeted, "The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!"

Sources: Daily Mail (2), The Hill, Donald Trump/Twitter / Photo credit: JCS/Wikimedia Commons

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