In an interview with CNN, movie star Jeff Bridges took aim at the nastiness perpetrated by the Left in the hopes of destroying President Trump, and the country along with it.
“That’s what I think is needed today, to kind of put a check on ourselves and knowing what’s right or wrong and being so sure that [President] Trump is an asshole and that he’s going to be terrible and all this,” Bridges told CNN Money on Thursday.
“You can have very strong opinions, but to go after this peace and this beauty that we’re after I think we gotta show up and give a little space for something beautiful to bloom out of it,” he added.
“We point fingers at people, we point fingers at Trump, he points fingers at people,” the “Big Lebowski” actor said. “How are we going to come together and realize that we’re on this little dust speck in space, you know? Things are finite here, you know. How are we going to work together to make the most beautiful existence that we can, you know?”
“As the Dude might say,” he adds, “‘this aggression will not stand.'”
CNN Money spoke to the screen legend at his home in Montecito, California, and noted that “Bridges sounds like a more spiritual version of ‘The Dude’, the character he famously played in ‘The Big Lebowski.’ He speaks of zen and peace and quotes Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and calls for patience and understanding among all Americans.”
Already an Oscar winner, Bridges just received his seventh Academy Award nomination for his performance as Texas Ranger Marcus Hamilton in “Hell or High Water,” a Western heist film about two brothers who rob banks to save their family ranch.
It’s actually this character, more than the zen slacker-bowler Bridges plays in “Lebowski,” who might inspire some of the patience and understanding Bridges talks about.
Shortly after Trump’s upset victory, Bridges said in an interview that he’s “rooting for the guy, but we’ll see how it all goes.”
“One of the things that’s most appealing about him is his unpredictability,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “A less kind word might be his hypocrisy, but unpredictability and hypocrisy are things that each of us human beings share.”
Click below to view the trailer from Bridges’ latest project, a fantastic American Western heist-crime film, “Hell of High Water”: