That’s a big shift from last year when he considered moving out of the country because of Trump’s presidency.
Pierce Brosnan, 66, told the Daily Mail’s Sunday Event magazine last year that he was considering moving back to Ireland after Trump’s election. He said, “That man has torn this country apart and you have to work out how much longer you can stay here.”
The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again star is singing a bit of a different tune this year.
Why is that?
To quote James Carville in 1992, “It’s the economy, stupid.”
Brosnan has found the bright spot in the Trump presidency — it’s the economy.
“I think what he’s done for the economy is very good,” Brosnan told ITK in a recent interview when asked where he stood as far as potentially fleeing the country.
“People are working, and that’s a step in the right direction,” the “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” star said.
“This country is part of my life,” said the Irish-born performer, who played James Bond in four of the franchise’s films. “I’m an American citizen. I love America and America’s been very good to me. And I want to see happiness come back into our society.”
Source: The Hill
The interview wasn’t all sunshine and lollipops, though.
Brosnan, a well-known environmental activist, said that President Trump “has to pay attention to the climate change. He has to support the rallying call of the young people.” He added, “He has to get out of the coal business, the oil business. It’s just devouring the Earth around us. And there are other ways. We’ve seen it from other societies, other cultures.”
So, who is he going to support in 2020?
Brosnan said, “I’m biding my time on that one. We shall see.”
It seems that Brosnan can cut through the anti-Trump miasma permeating the Hollywood air and see what many supporters of President Trump have been saying since he rode that elevator in 2015 — the economy is better under President Trump. Jobs are back.
How are Brosnan’s Hollywood comrades going to take this? Who knows. But Brosnan doesn’t seem to care much. He’s just saying what he’s thinking and not just spouting the same Hollywood groupthink/Democrat talking points.
Agree or disagree, you’ve got to respect that.