While conducting an interview with Channel 4, a British public service television network, actress Jennifer Lawrence suggested to Jackie Long that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are “Mother Nature’s rage and wrath” against the United States for electing Donald Trump to the White House and not blindly accepting liberal climate change dogma, Fox News reported Friday.
She even compared the current political climate to the Apocalypse.
“I mean when the director was asked about the film, why it was so dark, he said, ‘It’s a mad time to be alive.’ And there is certainly an end of days feeling about it. For many people, in America who would say, [grimaces] perhaps it’s truer there at the moment than anywhere else,” she said about her new movie, Mother!
“It’s scary,” Lawrence added. “You know, it’s this new language that’s forming, I don’t even recognize it. It’s also scary to know, that climate change is due to human activity, and we continue to ignore it, and the only voice that we really have is through voting.”
Here’s video of her comments:
According to Fox News:
“And you have voted very recently, as a country” the reporter noted – to which Lawrence replied that “it was really starting” Trump was elected. She then suggested the recent hurricanes devastating Texas and nearing Florida may have been prompted by Trump winning the presidency.
“You know, you’re watching these hurricanes now, and it’s really hard, especially while promoting this movie, not to feel Mother Nature’s rage and wrath,” Lawrence said.
Lawrence later said the conversation topics of Trump and U.S. politics were “really polarizing and upsetting.”
She added: “You know, I’ve heard things and seen things on TV in my own country that devastate me and make me sick, and it’s just really confusing.”
When asked if she finds Trump confusing, Lawrence said before smirking: “I don’t find him confusing. I think I know exactly what he is.”
Wrapping up the interview, Lawrence said she doesn’t have much hope for America under Trump, and called her new film a “howl of rage” in response to what’s happening in the country.
Writing at Newsbusters, Kristine Marsh noted:
Lawrence has been outspoken about President Trump before he was even president. Back in 2015, she cried that it would be “the end of the world” if he took office, and told Trump “f**k you” during a 2016 televised talk show appearance. After he won the election, Lawrence penned an open letter to young women on the feminist side Broadly, that the election should “enrage them.”
“[L]ike Hillary, you can still be an inspiration and get important things done. Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you! Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!” she wrote.