Brad Pitt has voiced the question that many people in America are thinking — what on earth is Donald Trump talking about?
“What does he even mean, take our country back?” Pitt asked during an interview with the New York Times T Magazine published Wednesday. “Would someone please explain that to me? Where’d it go?”
“What I’m most hopeful about is that we’re a global neighborhood now, and we start to understand each other more and more — and yet, you see this reactionary push for isolation and separation again,” the Oscar winner went on to say, explaining that he thinks a lot of people feel alone right now. “A Trump supporter is fighting against just about everything.”
Earlier in the interview, Pitt told the T Magazine reporter that he never thought Brexit (the passing of the vote that is leading to the U.K.’s departure from the European Union) would ever happen, and he feels the same way about Trump ever having a shot at the White House.
“Same way I can’t bring myself to think that Trump will be in charge. In the simplest terms, what brings us together is good, and what separates us is bad. We have this great line in ‘The Big Short,” he said.
“When things are going wrong and we can’t find the reason for it, we just start creating enemies,” the actor says, noting the Republican candidates focus on illegal immigrants as an enemy.
“Coming from Oklahoma, southern Missouri, which leans more toward a Trump voice, I try to understand it,” he said, but the actor is clearly still struggling to.
“It seems that the people who suffer the most end up betting for the party that would hurt them,” Pitt said. “And so I try to understand where they’re coming from.”
Pitt will next be seen in Robert Zemeckis‘ “Allied,” a World War II romantic thriller Casablanca set in 1942 based on a true story about two assassins who fall in love during a mission to kill a German official.
The film co-stars Marion Cotillard and is set for release by Paramount on Nov. 23.