Though he blasted Trump for not having an actual plan in regards to running the country back when the businessman-turned-politician was just a candidate for the POTUS post, the director now believes the people have spoken and we must accept the man endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan as our new Commander in Chief.
“I voted for Hillary [Clinton]. I’m very sad she’s not our president,” he told Celebuzz during a special screening of his second directorial film, Nocturnal Animals, in Los Angeles on Friday (Nov. 11, 2016). “However, a democracy is what we have and it’s a great thing. We have a president. I’m an American. We have to move forward.”
Previously, Ford expressed his frustrations with Trump’s campaign and his supporters, telling Out magazine, “Unfortunately, a lot of people are not educated enough to realize that he actually doesn’t have a plan, cannot even make a sentence, and that’s where we have failed as a country — through education.”
Stressing the importance of being civil to one another, Ford noted that now’s the time to unite as a country and forge ahead — regardless of who won the presidency.
“We all have to work together,” he said. “I think we all learned a lot about each other throughout this election process—on both sides—and I think we’ve all heard things about each other that we didn’t know.”
“I think the important thing is to unite,” he added. “We are one country and that’s the important thing.”