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Politics Jennifer Lawrence says until Trump she was 'a little Republican'

18:40  22 october  2020
18:40  22 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence said Wednesday that she was "a little" Republican up until President Donald Trump took office.

a woman smiling for the camera: Jennifer Lawrence says until Trump she was 'a little Republican' © Getty Images Jennifer Lawrence says until Trump she was 'a little Republican'

"I grew up Republican," Lawrence told host Heather McMahan in an episode of the Dear Media's "Absolutely Not" podcast.

"My first time voting, I voted for [late Sen.] John McCain (R-Ariz.). I was a little Republican," she said.

Lawrence recalled that throughout her childhood, she had the opportunity to "see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies" and to weed out "the social issues weren't in line with my views."

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Lawrence said that her political views began to change as she learned more.

"This is an impeached president who's broken many laws and has refused to condemn white supremacy, and it feels like there has been a line drawn in the sand. I don't give a f---. That's the bottom line. I don't think it's right. It just changes things for me," Lawrence told McMahan, referring to Trump's administration.

The actress also compared Trump's presidency to that of former President Barack Obama's, saying that in her opinion, people could "go days, maybe weeks, without thinking about the president because everything would generally be okay."

Lawrence also publicly endorsed presidential nominee Joe Biden and vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) in an October interview with V Magazine.

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"I'm voting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris this year because Donald Trump has and will continue to put himself before the safety and well-being of America," she told the magazine then. "He does not represent my values as an American, and most importantly as a human being."

Lawrence has previously been vocal about her disdain for Trump, saying that she would like to give the president "a martini to the face" back in 2017.

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