Donald Trump Turns Criticism From Robert Redford Into an Endorsement — Here’s What Redford Really Said

Sep 8, 2015  •  Post A Comment

GOP front-runner Donald Trump and actor Robert Redford appear to be having a little misunderstanding. After Redford spoke critically of Trump during an interview with Larry King, Trump took a partial quote from the interview and packaged it as an endorsement of his candidacy by Redford. (See Trump’s post on social media, below.)

Trump accompanied the image with a Tweet reading: “Wow! Such nice words from Robert Redford on my running for President. Thank you, Robert.”

But a rep for Redford was quick to make the point that the legendary actor is no fan of Trump. The Hollywood Reporter quotes the rep saying that Redford “enjoys him, but not for president.”

The unedited version of the Redford quote supports that interpretation. While the Trump message begins with the quote “I’m glad he’s in there …,” the rest of the quote from Redford reads like this:

“He’s got such a big foot in his mouth I’m not sure you could get it out. But on the other hand, I’m glad he’s in there …”

CNN notes that Redford also told King in the Aug. 28 interview: “It’s like ‘Looney Tunes’ and not “Merrie Melodies.’ It’s crazy stuff.”

Redford appeared to address the presidential candidates in general when he added: “It’s like, come on, you guys. You’re making us feel foolish, just having to watch you.”

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One Comment

  1. We’re supposed to put our trust into someone that approves and embraces this basic untruth? I thought he was the un-politician? (Yes I know it’s not a word but it sounds better than simply calling him a blatant liar.)

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