Matthew McConaughey Shuts Down Donald Trump Question in Awkward TV Interview

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In a recent interview, things were quick to turn awkward for Matthew McConaughey when the topic of Donald Trump was broached…

While having a virtual chat with the Australian TV show, The Project, the actor gave a somewhat cryptic, yet uncomfortable response when quizzed on his thoughts on President Trump.

The fifty-year-old performer first rose to fame in cult ’90s slacker comedy, Dazed and Confused, as the adorable David Wooderson. His performance in the movie was basically catchphrase central.

Through the late nineties and early noughties, McConaughey starred in a wide array of slightly cheesy romantic comedies – though his charm and appeal were still impossible to deny.

McConaughey has had smaller roles in a wide array of truly massive Hollywood movies, including 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street and 2011’s Bernie.

In 2013, he starred in The Dallas Buyers Club, a role which earned him a Golden Globe, Critics Choice Award, SAG Award, and an Oscar. His role in acclaimed television series, True Detective, further cemented him as one of the most talented actors working today.

Since his re-emergence on the dramatic acting scene, he’s starred in movies such as Interstellar (2014), The Sea of Trees (2015), Free State of Jones, Gold (2016) and The Dark Tower (2017).

McConaughey has managed to continually retain a sense of humor within his work, often taking on more lighthearted roles – including in raunchy comedy, Magic Mike, in 2012.

Well, apart from talk politics, that is.

And it’s all people have been able to talk about ever since.

And the actor discussed a whole array of topics, such as the time he was blackmailed at fifteen-years-old, resisting arrest after bongoing naked, and having seventy-eight stitches sewn into his forehead by a vet.

In which McConaughey gave a very unexpected response.

McConaughey responded with this: “How do I feel about him? I want a fuller context and a longer form to talk about that.”

But McConaughey continued: “If I said something to you now, one line could be taken out of context and could be put into a headline, so I don’t want to take the chance for that. I need a longer forum where I know it’s word for word [and] everything I’m saying is being broadcast.”

You can watch a snippet of the interview above. For more on the actor, keep scrolling…