A number of Hollywood elite have turned their backs on Obama after supporting him before he was elected in 2008, but Matt Damon is the first to cite Obama’s dealings with Wall Street as the main reason.
“I think he’s rolled over to Wall Street completely,” Damon told the Independent.
“The economy has huge problems. We still have all these banks that are too big to fail. They’re bigger and making more money than ever.
“Unemployment at 10%? It’s terrible.”
If he sticks on the anti-Wall Street beat, things could get interesting. He’s famous and trusted enough that he might have a real chance at convincing people to insist that Wall Street needs tighter regulations.
The masses would surely agree with another issue he has with Obama, his recent tax cuts. The President promised to “spread the wealth around,” says Damon, but instead he has extended the Bush tax cuts and that the inequality gap has widened.
His favourite President is Clinton. Apparently Damon’s portrayal of LaBoeuf, Jeff Bridges’ frenemy in True Grit, was inspired by the former president.
He told the paper: “There’s a little bit of Clinton’s charm thrown in. I could listen to him talk forever.”