The Austrian actor, best known to American audiences for his work in Quentin Tarantino movies, pulled no punches when discussing Trump on Austrian television.
The Austrians and the Germans have seen men like Trump before, men who exploit ignorance and fear for their own political ends, and are naturally wary. Trump won't be gassing jews, but immigrants should rightly be afraid for what comes next, and not pretend that what Trump represents is not a grave threat.
Source: The Independent
Christoph Waltz has now given his view on how to approach the election of the billionaire property tycoon. Appearing on Austrian TV program Zib News, the Oscar-winning Austrian-German actor, who is best known for his roles in Quentin Tarantino films, was asked whether we should presume “innocence” about the President-elect and allow him to be judged by his actions.
“Do we maybe need to presume innocence about Trump allowing him a kind of grace period while saying: Lets wait and see and judge him by his actions?” probed the presenter.
“You mean we consider everything he said so far as unsaid?” Waltz replied.
“And say: No hard feelings, he did not call for torture. He didn’t say that you should use nuclear weapons if you have them?”
“He didn’t say that Mexicans are rapists and drug dealers? You know. The list knows no bounds.”
“We just pretend these things didn’t come up at all? And say: Anyway, he might be a proper jolly good fellow?”
“Why? You can’t unsay what has been said.”
“And Obama himself said in the meet with Trump: We have to work on Trump feeling welcome and if Trump is successful, the whole country is successful.”
“Really? If Trump is successful with what he announced during his campaign it’s the end of the line,” he gravely concluded.