Matthew McConaughey: Time to embrace fact Trump is president

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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 17: Actor Matthew McConaughey attends The World Premiere of “Gold” hosted by TWC – Dimension with Popular Mechanics, The Palm Court & Wild Turkey Bourbon at AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 theater on January 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

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Matthew McConaughey says it’s time for Hollywood to “embrace and shake hands” with the fact that Donald Trump is president.

The Oscar winner tells the BBC that Trump’s rise to power is “as divisive of an inauguration” as there has ever been. When asked by interviewer Andrew Marr if Hollywood’s elite should give Trump a break, McConaughey replied, “They don’t have a choice now, he’s our president.”

McConaughey is promoting his new film, “Gold,” in which he plays a businessman who discovers the precious metal in the jungles of Indonesia.

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