Ahead of the US presidential election on 8 November, Matt Damon, “The Martian” star criticised Trump’s rhetoric, saying that the he personally related to the millions of immigrants who were insulted by Trump. “My wife just got her citizenship a few years ago, it very personal for us to hear that kind of rhetoric in a country that’s built by immigrants, you know what I mean.” He has three children with his Argentinian wife Luciana Barroso, who he married in 2005.
Damon added that Trump’s proposal after becoming President, to build a wall separating United States from Mexico and “make them pay for it” was ludicrous. “It’s crazy talk and talking about putting up a wall like to keep my family out. It’s incredible to me that a major party is actually saying that thing, that type of thing with a straight face.”
George Clooney blasts Trump’s Islamophobia
Fellow Hollywood star George Clooney was angered by Trump’s stance on Muslims and his vow to ban them from the US. “This xenophobic, fascist sort of ‘no-Muslims are going to be coming into the United States’, that’s never going to happen, you know, that’s not going to happen in the United States,” he said.
“That’s not who we are, that’s not who we have ever been, that’s not how our country was formed, so you are going to hear some of these louder voices that are extreme and much smaller percentage of the country that always come up during these moments. But they don’t ever survive and we get past these.”
They were joined by pop legend Cher, NBA star Lebron James and Robert DeNiro, who have publicly denounced Trump. Rap god, Eminem has even released an anti-Trump song titled “Campaign Speech.”