Ah, 2012. It was a simpler time. The dab was not yet a thing, Obama was still president, and we still had a steady supply of Twilight movies to hate-watch. Also, Donald Trump was very, very invested in the relationship drama between Twilight stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. It was… super weird.
Fast forward to Friday morning, when Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, and in another corner of the country, the Sundance Film Festival kicked off its 2017 festivities. In a weird intersection of culture, Stewart, who is at Sundance promoting her directorial debut, a short film called Come Swim, reminisced about Trump’s personal Pattison cheerleading, telling Variety:
“I can’t even understand it. I literally cannot even understand it. It’s such far-out concept that I don’t want to believe that actually is happening. It’s insane… At that point, he was just, like, a reality star. I had no reference. It wasn’t like really a thing. But in retrospect, somebody reminded me of that and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re right!'”
Stewart also used her platform to encourage people, especially young women, not to be silenced in the face of our new Presidential reality.
“Ladies, stand up for yourself! I’ve never been the most politically charged person, but I think at this point, it’s not political. It’s f*cking so humanitarian. I would just say be a part of what you believe in, whichever way that is. I’m not going to tell anyone how to feel, but I’m pretty sure that we all feel the same way.”
Stewart went on to express her regret at not being able to attend one of the Women’s Marches occurring all of the country this weekend, but something tells me that Trump will find time to tweet angrily about her either way. He is taking the weekend off, you know.