Matthew McConaughey Shuts Down Donald Trump Question in Awkward TV Interview | 22 Words

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

Because, clearly, the actor wasn't in the mood to talk politics.

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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.

Now, McConaughey isn't usually known for his politics.

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.

McConaughey took longer to reach his full potential.

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.

He did eventually move into blockbuster territory.

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.

This led McConaughey into more dramatic roles.

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.

McConaughey's acting range is hard to deny.

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).

But, in spite of these more "serious" roles ...

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.

It seems like there's nothing that McConaughey can't do...

Well, apart from talk politics, that is.

As stated earlier, the actor gave a somewhat awkward response when questioned on his thoughts surrounding President Trump...

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

The interview started off well...

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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.

But things took a slightly awkward turn upon the topic of Donald Trump...

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In which McConaughey gave a very unexpected response.

When presenter Carrie Bickmore asked “how he felt" about Trump ahead of the November 3 election...

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

Bickmore was visibly taken back...

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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."

“Well, let’s lock in that chat for another day!" Bickmore laughed awkwardly.

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