Nicole Kidman on Trump: ‘We as a country need to support whoever’s the president’

Nicole Kidman offered a message not often heard from the Hollywood elite: Americans need to support President-elect Donald Trump.

She was speaking with Victoria Derbyshire of BBC Two, promoting the based-on-a-true-story film “Lion,” which she described as a “love letter … to mothers and children.” In it, she portrays an Australian woman who, with her husband, adopts a lost Indian boy named Saroo.

 During the interview, Derbyshire brought up Kidman’s dual Australian and American citizenship and noted the actress voted in the U.S. election.

“I’m always reticent to start sort of commenting politically,” Kidman began. “I’ve never done it in terms of America, or Australia. I’m issue-based.”

Then she continued, “I just say he’s now elected and we as a country need to support whoever’s the president because that’s what the country’s based on. However that happened, he’s there, and let’s go. ”

Kidman quickly came under fire on social media.

Some celebrities didn’t wait quite so long to attack the president-elect. “West Wing” and “Social Network” screenwriter Aaron Sorkin published a letter in Vanity Fair addressed to his ex-wife Julia and his 15-year-old daughter Roxy the day after the election. In it, he called Trump “an incompetent pig with dangerous ideas, a serious psychiatric disorder, no knowledge of the world and no curiosity to learn,” then wrote simply, “This is truly horrible.”

As The Washington Post reported:

It was full of sharp language and vitriol (at one point, he called the president-elect a certain type of “nozzle” that can’t be printed here; at another, he stated Trump will be impeached within the year), despite the magazine labeling it as “moving.”

That said, there have been a few celebrities who have urged Americans to give Trump a chance, even if he wasn’t their first pick for the presidency.

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