Brad Pitt takes a dig at Donald Trump, says the US president poses a 'threat' to 'serious issues'
Pitt became the latest celebrity to openly speak against the president, saying that Trump "represents a much bigger threat to more serious issues' when talking about his tariffs on French wine
Multiple Hollywood personalities have, over the years, expressed their disdain for President Donald Trump and his administration policies ever since he took office.
On Monday, September 16, actor Brad Pitt became the latest celebrity to openly speak against the president, saying Trump "represents a much bigger threat" to "serious issues".
The 'Ad Astra' star and the co-owner of the Chateau Miraval vineyard made the statement while talking to French outlet Journal du Dimanche. The outlet asked the star about his opinion on Trump's proposal to impose tariffs of up to 100 percent on French wine.
The 55-year-old actor replied that although he does not know much about the issue, it is a matter of concern if there is a threat to winemakers.
"I do not know [enough about the issue]. I think we will always drink rosé in the United States. If there is a threat to the winemakers, it is a real concern," Pitt said, adding that even if Trump ultimately does impose tariffs on French wine, there are much bigger issues at stake concerning the president.
"Unfortunately, it’s almost anecdotal," the actor told the outlet. "Trump represents a much bigger threat on much more serious issues."
This is not the first time Pitt has spoken about the president. Reports state that Pitt, while talking to the New York Times' magazine in September 2016 — months before Trump won the 2016 presidential election — had said that he could not believe Trump would ever become the president of the United States.
Pitt had also stated that he was trying to understand the plight of people who supported Trump. The actor had said: "Coming from Oklahoma, southern Missouri, which leans more toward a Trump voice, I try to understand it."
"It seems that the people who suffer the most end up betting for the party that would hurt them. And so I try to understand where they’re coming from," he added.