Matthew McConaughey: Time to embrace fact Trump is president

Matthew McConaughey has some words for his fellow entertainers that may not be met with a chorus of "all right, all right, all right."

In an interview with the BBC, the Oscar winner said it's time for Hollywood to "embrace and shake hands" with the fact that Donald Trump is president.

The actor, who's on an international press tour for his movie Gold, told interviewer Andrew Marr that Trump's rise to power was "as divisive of an inauguration" as there has ever been. Asked whether Hollywood should cut the new president a break, McConaughey was sanguine, noting, "they don't have a choice now, he's our president."

"Even those who most strongly may disagree with his principles or things he’s said or done — which is another thing, we’ll see what he does compared to what he has said — no matter how much you disagreed along the way, it’s time to think how constructive can you be. Because he’s our president for the next four years, at least," he said.

Contributing: The Associated Press

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