Veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson feels that President Donald Trump's rule of America has made racial tensions within the country a lot worse since he entered the White House. He called the president 'toxic'.
IOL News reports that Samuel L. Jackson, the popular Hollywood actor, likened today's America to 'apartheid'.
The actor, who grew up in the 50s and 60s during the height of the American civil rights movement, feels that the country has seen an increase in racial tension since Trump was elected as president in 2017.
"I know what 'Make America Great Again' means when I hear it. I'm part of the sixties in terms of my developing years.
I mean, I lived in America during apartheid. I was born in 48 and grew up in Tennessee in the fifties. So I saw the signs. I knew where I could and could not go."
Briefly.co.za gathered that the actor said he feels he has a responsibility to be honest about the situation people live in.
"In entertainment, there is a responsibility somewhere in us to reflect the times that we're in. You can do that in the theatre. Like my wife is doing in 'To Kill A Mockingbird' in Broadway."
"As old and well known that book is, there is still stuff that resonates with what's going on right now. To have somebody who is as under-read and greedy running the country, he's just toxic."
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