Matt Damon stated during an interview with Playboy magazine that he is done with Washington politics and feels that the game is rigged. The actor is currently doing the media circuit to promote the release of his new movie Promised Land. The flick takes on the controversial and highly political topic of fracking.
When speaking with Politico, Damon had this to say about giving up on the idea that Promised Land could have some impact in Washington:
“We’re at a point where politicians don’t really get any benefit from engaging with long-term issues. Instead, it’s all about the next election cycle. Those guys in the House don’t do anything now but run for office. So unless they can find some little thing that zips them up a couple of points in the polls, they’re not interested.”
In 2011, Matt Damon made a plethora of headlines when he criticized President Barack Obama’s first term in the Oval Office. Damon is Democrat and voted for Obama in 2008, according to the Daily Mail. The movie star’s 2011 statement about the progress made during Obama’s first term reads:
“You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.”
Even though Damon reportedly became disenchanted with Washington politics and Obama’s progress, he did vote Democrat again in the recent presidential election. During the Playboy interview the Promised Land star noted that potential Supreme Court appointments in the coming presidential term were the sole reason that he voted for President Obama again.