Jeff Bridges has a message for all Americans now that the election is over and Donald Trump is the country’s 45th President: it is okay to have strong opinions, one way or the other, but “this aggression will not stand.”
In an interview with CNN Money published Thursday, the 67-year-old Big Lebowski star urged Americans to “put a check” on all of the aggression that’s happened in the wake of Trump’s presidential victory, and come together to find a way to move forward.
“We point fingers at people, we point fingers at [Donald] Trump, he points fingers at people. How are we going to come together and realize that we’re on this little dust spec in space, you know?” Bridges told CNN. “Things are finite here, you know. How are we going to work together to make the most beautiful existence that we can, you know?”
Among the things that Bridges urges people to put an end to is “being so sure that Trump is an a**hole and that he’s going to be terrible.”
“You can have very strong opinions, but to go after this peace and this beauty that we’re after I think we gotta show up and give a little space for something beautiful to bloom out of it,” he said.
“As the Dude might say, ‘this aggression will not stand,’” he added.
Bridges appears to have done his own one-eighty on Trump.
In June, the Oscar-winner — who just landed another nomination for his Western heist hit Hell or High Water — said in an interview that he was “fascinated” by the then-candidate, but did not “dig Trump or follow what he has to say.”