Everyone has an opinion on Donald Trump. The Republican nominee’s flashy ways and plethora of soundbites are prompting even celebrities who are usually reserved about political matters to speak out. Will Smith has been making the press rounds for Suicide Squad, and naturally, the topic of Trump was brought up while promoting the film in Dubai. While fielding a question about Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, the man who plays Deadshot gave a pretty refreshing answer. As opposed to many critics outright condemning Trump, Smith looked at the silver lining of the situation and why it’s healthy to “speak out about the insanity”:
“As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk — and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk — I think it’s good. We get to hear it. We get to know who people are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.”
And as the global ambassador he is, he thought coming to Dubai was a smart idea to show that many Americans are not on the Trump bandwagon.
“In terms of Islamophobia in America, for me, that’s why it’s important to show up. I’m in Dubai and I’m having fun and I’m tweeting and I’m showing pictures. Hey, doesn’t look like they hate me does it?”
Many people find it hard to imagine a silver lining for some of the things Trump says, but Smith seems to take a pretty logical look at the situation. Perhaps more level-headed conversations can be held after the Trump situation simmers down, if it ever does.