Jeff Bridges on President Trump: I'm Rooting for Him to Do Well by Our Country

I’m rooting for him to do well by our country. I’m rooting for him as a human being.
— Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges & Scott Helmer backstage before their concert at Fox Tucson Theatre.

Jeff Bridges & Scott Helmer backstage before their concert at Fox Tucson Theatre.

Iconic actor, musician, and champion for “No Kid Hungry,” Jeff Bridges is a class act and would never be caught assassinating President Donald Trump in one of his music videos like rapper, Snoop Dogg, joke about killing our commander-in-chief during a movie premier like, Johnny Depp or be photographed holding his severed head, ISIS-style like comedian, Kathy Griffin.  "I'm rooting for him to do well by our country,” Bridges said in an interview with the Associated Press on Wednesday.  Adding, "I'm rooting for him as a human being."

The comments came after Bridges participated in a panel focused on child hunger at a meeting of the Western Governors Association in Whitefish, Montana.  The actor founded the End Hunger Network in 1983 and in 2010 became the national spokesman and ambassador for No Kid Hungry, a national effort to address food insecurity among struggling families.  Bridges, who splits his time between homes in Southern California and Montana has helped Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and the state's first lady, Lisa Bullock, on expanding school breakfast programs. 

“Everybody has something different and unique to contribute to society and with different ways of doing it,” Bridges told the A.P. “Some people will be blatantly out there talking about their disappointments and ridiculing the way President Trump is acting.”

Jeff Bridges played a president in "The Contender," a political film released nearly two decades ago in the wake of President Bill Clinton's White House scandals.  When it comes to critiquing the role of today's real-life president, Bridges is a lot more laid back than some of his fellow celebrities. How would The Dude, the character he played in "The Big Lebowski," handle things?  "Everybody has something different and unique to contribute to society and with different ways of doing it,” he told the Associated Press.

Bringing the focus back to his work to help end child hunger in America, Bridges said he is especially concerned about proposed cuts to federal food assistance programs, which he said could harm the well-being of more children.  "The health of our children is a wonderful compass that can tell us if our country is going the right direction," he said. "That means we're off course, so I'm rooting for the president to get on course."

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