Jeff Bridges ‘Comes Out’ in Hollywood: ‘I’m Rooting for Trump’

Jeff Bridges ‘Comes Out’ in Hollywood: ‘I’m Rooting for Trump’

Most celebrities are outspoken liberals, happy to criticize Republicans and Donald Trump at any opportunity. Conservative celebrities are much harder to find, largely because most of them keep quiet about their political beliefs. But actor Jeff Bridges is refusing to keep quiet.

Jeff Bridges is an actor famous for roles in movies like “The Big Lebowski,” “Crazy Heart,” “The Contender” and “Iron Man.” But he also is a noted humanitarian, working to end childhood hunger, founding the End Hunger Network in the 1980s. Wednesday, he was interviewed by the Associated Press after participating in a panel on child hunger at the Western Governors Association in Montana and the subject of politics came up.

“Everybody has something different and unique to contribute to society and with different ways of doing it,” he said, before moving on to criticize those who have been vocally opposing Trump. “Some people will be blatantly out there talking about their disappointments and ridiculing the way President Trump is acting. I’m rooting for him to do well by our country. I’m rooting for him as a human being to do the cool thing.”

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Bridges supported Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, but is clearly not letting that keep him from being a decent human being. He then continued to advocate for his cause, preventing child hunger. Bridges became the national spokesman for No Kid Hungry in 2010, a national campaign to address food insecurity among struggling families, and also serves as an ambassador for the effort. Bridges has a home in Montana and has worked with Montana Governor Steve Bullock on expanding state breakfast programs. He said in the interview that he is concerned with cuts to federal food assistance programs, which he worries could potentially mean that more children go hungry.

“The health of our children is a wonderful compass that can tell us if our country is going the right direction,” he said. “That means we’re off course, so I’m rooting for the president to get on course.”

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