Count Michael Shannon among the people who are livid that Donald Trump will be our next president. The 42-year-old actor from Lexington, Kentucky tore Trump supporters a new one in recent interviews with RogerEbert.com and Metro. Here are the juiciest bits from his RogerEbert.com interview:
Can you make sense of any of that for me—how Trump was elected?
Yeah, I’ll tell you how to make sense of it: This country’s filled with ignorant jackasses. The big red dildo running through the middle of our country needs to be annexed to be its own country of moronic assholes. You can call it the United States of Moronic F*cking Assholes.
Do you think those assholes started off that way, or that people are inherently good and lost?
I don’t know how people got so goddamn stupid. But it’s really weird, because it’s like the last eight years, now it feels like a lie. Like, this has been festering underneath the whole time. Racists, sexists. And a lot of these people, they don’t know why the f*ck they’re alive. They know it. They’re doing drugs, f*cking killing themselves. Because they’re like, ‘Why the f*ck am I alive? I can’t get a job, I don’t know anything about anything, I have no curiosity for life or the world.’ So this Trump thing is like getting a box of firecrackers, or something. It’s like, ‘Well, this will be fun for a little while, this’ll kill some time.’ Because, y’know, the jackass will be amusing on television, stay stupid sh*t. Make everybody clap. Hillary would have been too boring, I suppose. It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened. It’s the worst. This guy is going to destroy civilization as we know it, and the earth, and all because of these people who don’t have any idea why they’re alive.
I gotta say, the United States of Moronic F*cking Assholes does have a nice ring to it. Might start printing up the t-shirts as we speak. And now, here’s the best stuff from his Metro interview:
I was going to avoid talking about this, but I suppose it’s unavoidable.
No, it’s unavoidable. It should be talked about constantly. It should be the only thing anyone talks about.
There’s not even a way to talk to the other side. You may want to share something on Facebook, but the algorithms only allow people to see the news they want.
The wall isn’t between the U.S. and Mexico; the wall is between people who voted for Trump and people who didn’t. And we’ve got to do something about it. I don’t want to live in a country where people voted for Trump. I want to live in some other f—ing country. But I don’t want to run away. So we’re just going to have to bust this thing up.
I’m not even sure how to bust things up. We have to invent a new way.
There’s a lot of old people who need to realize they’ve had a nice life, and it’s time for them to move on. Because they’re the ones who go out and vote for these assholes. If you look at the young people, between 18 and 25, if it was up to them Hillary would have been president. No offense to the seniors out there. My mom’s a senior citizen. But if you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn.
My parents voted for Trump and I’m still not sure how to talk to them about that.
F— ’em. You’re an orphan now. Don’t go home. Don’t go home for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Don’t talk to them at all. Silence speaks volumes.
Goddamn, tell us how you really feel! We’ve had a lot of hot takes about Trump voters since he won the election, but that might be the hottest of them all. I don’t think I’ve seen Michael so fired up since he got his ass kicked by Eminem in 8 Mile.
I just hope nobody shows Shannon the video of an anti-Trump protester getting lit up or else he might end up having a total meltdown. This bone-crushing tackle could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back.
h/t The Superficial