Director Oliver Stone opened up about the presidential election and revealed that while he was “shocked” about Donald Trump’s victory, the President-elect is “not necessarily all bad news.”
At the Gotham Independent Film Awards Monday night, the Snowden director told Variety that before the election, he had told his friends and acquanitances in Europe that they were being “paranoid” about a potential Trump win.
“It’s just not going to happen,” Stone said he had predicted. “It shows you I’m not really in touch with how strong a reaction globalism has gotten, as well as Hillary Clinton was not liked. You accept it and move on. So far, his appointments have been very hardcore.”
Stone — who was honored with the evening’s Film Tribute Award — revealed that he cast a “symbolic” vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein, though he would have preferred Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who was ousted by Clinton in the Democratic primary.