After Obama’s emotional farewell speech, it is time to acknowledge and accept that a new leader is coming to power in the US. Americans are unabashed in their disapproval of President-elect Donald Trump and the women’s march scheduled to take place on the day of his inauguration could not be a bigger proof.
Actress Nicole Kidman thinks it’s time to put all those qualms about Trump away, and start supporting him.
In an interview with BBC Two, she said “Trump is now elected and we, as a country, need to support whoever is the president.”
“I’m always reticent to start commenting politically; I’ve never done it in terms of America or Australia. I’m issue-based.”
She said that however that happened, he’s there and let’s go.
Kidman is a dual citizen of both Australia and the United States. She said she will continue to support issues like women’s health despite who is in power.
“I’m very, very committed to women’s issues in terms of I do a lot of fundraising for UN Women and I do a lot of traveling for them,” Kidman said. “I also do an enormous amount of fundraising for breast and ovarian cancer, because that’s something that’s affected my family deeply. So they’re my issues that I’m very attached to.”
Her comments come soon after Meryl Streep’s speech at the Golden Globes, in which she made no pretence of her dislike for the President-elect.
Here are some reactions to Kidman’s quotes from Twitter. Not surprisingly, many Trump supporters lauded what she said, while others took offence.