This isn’t a startling position from Gere, who has openly bolstered President Obama before, and now says that “in general, yes, my heart will always be with the Democratic Party”.
However, he vehemence of his investigation is startling.
Trump isn’t driving a political revolt, he claims. To call him a radical is to compliment his nomination with a intellectual establishment that essentially doesn’t exist.
“He’s something different. In Freudian terms he’s the Id [the hidden, unconscious part of the psyche responsible for instinctive and primitive behaviours]. He’s the Pandora’s Box of craziness — all the out-of-control, wacky impulses, with no superego to make sense of them,” Gere has stated.
Gere is 67 this year, still trim, still possesed of the sort of shine that originates from 30 years of Buddhism and vegetarianism, still the sort of man who goes with his own particular wrapped green tea packs.
His hair is white and the celebrated almond-molded eyes watch out from behind the glasses. Like Paddington, Gere is equipped for a hard gaze. He looks like an evil man that is trying to hit hard on our President.
In a meeting with the Evening Standard he said serious things about Donald Trump:
“He’s finding villains everywhere and then telling people he’ll get rid of them,” Gere stated.
We’ll get rid of the Jews, the blacks. Anyone that we perceive as a problem, we’ll get rid of. This is how it starts. Intelligent people aren’t seeing this. Don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s just idiots who are backing Trump, this kind of thinking is a slippery slope, Trump is a racist,” he added.
Obviously now he tried to even attack the ones supporting Trump by calling them ‘idiots.’