In his recent ‘Fox & Friends’ interview to promote his new book, Matthew McConaughey urges Americans to “embrace” the next elected official – regardless of the result.
In the most divisive political era of modern America, Hollywood A-lister Matthew McConaughey is attempting to play peacemaker. The star spoke politics in a recent Fox & Friends interview for his new book, Greenlights. During his talk, McConaughey says voters should “embrace” the 2020 Presidential Election votes – no matter what.
McConaughey’s motto on the matter? “When faced with the inevitable, get relative.”
Firstly, “It’s not inevitable who’s going to win,” he states. He urges his fans not to get swept away thinking about “what happened”. Instead, he wants them to focus on “reality and results”.
“After [the election], whether it’s an incumbent or whether it’s Biden, after it happens is when it’s time to get constructive and not be in denial,” McConaughey says. “It’s time to get constructive and not deny the fact of whatever’s happened and embrace the situation.”
Matthew McConaughey Hopes 2020 Is a “clean election”
“Whoever wins is going to be commander in chief and president of the United States of America. That’s not something, hopefully, that we’re going to deny or be able to argue.”
While the star’s statement rings true, it isn’t sitting well with polarized voters. Polls show the lowest number of undecided voters in recent history. And it’s unlikely McConaughey will be able to change anyone’s mind. He isn’t, however, willing to reveal where his own vote will land.
“Yeah, I’ve thought about it and I’m keeping that to myself,” he states solidly.
“I hope it’s a clean election,” he clarifies. “Whichever way it goes I hope it’s clean and that there’s no debate…. We’ve got a lot of work to do as a country.”
So how do fans of the actor get a better idea of his politics? McConaughey says he is “aggressively centric”. He declares that, for most issues, “I’ll meet you in the middle.”
“We’ve Got to Come Together”
Although some may see this as flippant, McConaughey wants voters to understand his viewpoint. For him, he says, it’s all about coming together as a nation.
“We’ve got to come together whatever happens in this election right now,” he says. McConaughey undoubtedly is referring to the unprecedented political polarization of the current U.S.
“We can do better as individuals and as people, as a community, as Americans,” he says. “We can do better.”
[H/T Fox News]