Actor Matt Damon has traditionally been a major Barack Obama supporter, but earlier this year he began to showcase a strong dislike for the president’s policies. Now, just months later, the Oscar winner is upping the ante on his attacks.
In March, he criticized Obama’s education policies, telling CNN’s Piers Morgan, “I really think he misinterpreted his mandate. A friend of mine said to me the other day, I thought it was a great line, ‘I no longer hope for audacity.'”
“He’s doubled down on a lot of things, going back to education…the idea that we’re testing kids and we’re tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order,” Damon continued. “We’re training them, not teaching them.”
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In the new issue of Elle Magazine, Damon doesn’t hold back on his negative assessment of Obama’s overall performance. The actor attacks the president for not getting “stuff done” and he uses some strong language to describe his first term.
“I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, ‘Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,'” Damon said. “You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.”
Read the rest of the interview here.
(H/T: Huffington Post)