Jeff Bridges Talks Trump: ‘I’m Rooting for the President’

Actor supported Hillary Clinton during 2016 election

Even though Jeff Bridges supported Hillary Clinton in last year’s presidential election, he bears no ill will towards President Donald Trump.

“Everybody has something different and unique to contribute to society and with different ways of doing it,” Bridges said in an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday, after a meeting of the Western Governors Association in Whitefish, Montana. “Some people will be blatantly out there talking about their disappointments and ridiculing the way President Trump is acting.”

“I’m rooting for him to do well by our country. I’m rooting for him as a human being to do the cool thing,” he went on.

Bridges is an advocate for ending childhood hunger; he was speaking on a panel about it at the meeting Wednesday. “The health of our children is a wonderful compass that can tell us if our country is going the right direction,” he said. “That means we’re off course, so I’m rooting for the president to get on course.”

The Trump administration’s current budget plan would cut almost $200 billion from food stamp funding. One in five children receive food stamps, according to the United States Census Bureau.

Bridges, who splits his time between California and Montana, has helped Gov. Steve Bullock with expanding school breakfast programs and is the spokesman for the “No Kid Hungry” campaign.

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