Matthew McConaughey isn’t your typical leftist rectum monkey who flings stupid at every opportunity, quite unlike his Hollywood brethren (see Dumbass Celebrity Has-Beens DEMAND Electoral College Blocks Trump and Christina Applegate Lectures Americans, Won’t ‘Shut Up’ About Politics). Unlike his Hollywood peers, Matthew McConaughey, at the very least, flirts with the right (see Matthew McConaughey Preaches Conservatism, Gets Standing O).
The question asked: is it time the Hollywood and cultural elite gave Trump a chance?
“Well, they don’t have a choice now. He’s our president. And, it’s very dynamic and as divisive of an Inauguration and time as we’ve had. At the same time, it’s time for us to embrace and shake hands with this fact. And be constructive with him over the next four years. So anyone, even those who may strongly disagree with his principles or things he’s said and done…we’ll see what he does compares to what he has said — no matter how much you even disagreed along the way, it’s time to think about how constructive can you be.”
“‘Cause he’s our president for the next four years, at least. The President of the United States.”
You can’t get much more reasonable than that.
Please note McConaughey isn’t endorsing Trump, his policies, his supporters, nothing. Nor is he denouncing Trump, his policies or his supporters. What McConaughey did was endorse REALITY. That is, Donald Trump, love him or hate him, is this nation’s President. It’s time to embrace facts.
What McConaughey also reasonably points out is to be “constructive.” Allow me to employ my overly analytical English major skills for a teensy second. “Constructive” here has, at least to me, two meanings. One, if you’re going to oppose Donald Trump’s policies or opinions that’s fine and dandy, and totally your right. I’d have to spend considerable time finding that which I liked about Obama. Okay? Okay. But if you’re going to disagree with someone, being “construtive” about it requires critical thought. Not just screaming ad hominem attacks at anyone with whom you find disagreement, as fun as that may be. See also “constructive criticism.”
Example of constructive criticism as it pertains to Trump: “I disagree with his handling of TPP, and believe a better method is X” wherein your opinion fills X.
Now, the second meaning of “constructive” which I’m reading into as the over-analyzer. Thanks English classes. “Constructive” is the opposite of “destructive.” As in the opposite of which leftist rioters are routinely engaging. That is burning Berkeley, attacking Trump supporters, rioting in the streets, and inciting violence. It’s destructive, not “constructive.”