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Fri Aug 28, 2015, 09:10 PM

Matt Damon hits out at ‘xenophobic’ Donald Trump

Actor Matt Damon, the Hollywood superstar married to Argentine-born Luciana Barroso, launched an attack on Donald Trump yesterday, calling the Republican presidential candidate's recent comments on immigration “xenophobic” and “dehumanizing,” in an interview with the Spanish news agency EFE.

The 44-year-old, his wife and their daughters watched the recent GOP presidential debate together; but Damon confessed that when Trump’s speech became too nasty he turned the television off. “We are still laughing about the situation, but if you start analysing the things he (Trump) says are disgusting and dehumanizing,” he lamented.

Trump’s fiery discourse proposes the deportation of millions of illegal Mexican immigrants from the United States and the construction of a wall to prevent them from entering the country. Damon said in the same interview that he sincerely “doesn’t know how to respond” to Trump’s remarks when he refers to undocumented migrants as “rapists” and “drug-traffickers.”

“He is dehumanizing anyone who lives south from the border. He is talking about my wife, my daughters,” Damon complained.

The actor met his wife in 2003 in a bar in Miami where Barroso worked as a waitress to finance her interior design studies. They have three girls together and a fourth child from a previous marriage from Barroso. Until recently, the artist said he had been rather sceptical toward the billionaire tycoon’s presidential aspirations, but now says he is “surprised” that apparently there are so “many people willing to vote for him.” The US actor also expressed his astonishment at Trump’s impulsive decision to kick-out influential television anchor Jorge Ramos from a press conference earlier this week after he posed a question about immigration.

At: http://buenosairesherald.com/article/197418/matt-damon-hits-out-at-%E2%80%98xenophobic%E2%80%99-donald-trump

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Response to forest444 (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2015, 09:30 PM

1. Sorry Matt, but the 'hairdo' don't care

He will continue to spew his bilge for as long as he gets free pub from all of the major newz stations and doesn't have to buy air time for his filthy mess.

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Fri Aug 28, 2015, 09:37 PM

2. K & R. Good for Matt. Trump's a bigot and worse in damning people south of the border.

Didn't realize his wife and children were Argentine. Buenos Aires is a magnificent city.

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Sat Aug 29, 2015, 07:25 AM

3. Hey, Matt! Xenophobia (a key variant of "US vs THEM") sells big-time in the republican party.

... now says he (Damon) is “surprised” that apparently there are so “many people willing to vote for him.”

We knew there was a significant number of tea party-affiliated xenophobes in the republican party. Some of us may be surprised at HOW MANY there are. At least we know where they are and that they are a force to be reckoned with.

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