Minnie Driver Says Donald Trump ‘Deserves to Be in Prison’ and She Refuses to Live in a Red State if He Is Re-Elected

After living in Los Angeles for 27 years, Minnie Driver is now back living in London. But asked if she could ever live in the U.S. again if Donald Trump is re-elected president, the “Good Will Hunting” star said, “If I lived in a red state, no, I couldn’t.”

“But living in California, you are somewhat insulated,” the actor continued, in an interview with British publication The Times. “But do you want to go and live in a bubble? Do you run away from the fire or do you go back and help?”

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Driver, speaking just days after Trump was found guilty of 34 felony counts in his New York hush money trial, said, “Of course he deserves to be in prison — of course he does. But just looking at how much money he raised in that two days, $53 million in a 48-hour period, and the idea that because the founding fathers — if there had been some mothers involved perhaps it would be different — left no room in the constitution for the idea that the American people could be so stupid as to vote for a felon, there is nothing reflected in the judiciary about what would happen if he wins. It’s a pickle when you’ve got the Secret Service already scoping out prisons, going, ‘What would this look like?’”

The “Beekeeper” and “Hard Rain” actor added that the problem isn’t just Trump, but also “the 70 million people who really quite like a bit of a racist attitude and non-existent immigration policies and dismantling the environmental agencies.”

“They were always there,” she said of Trump’s followers. “They weren’t created by him. He’s just a symptom, and now they’ve got a mascot.”

Asked if she believed the political climate in the U.K. was in a better state, Driver said, “At least the memes are funnier. And I am more hopeful. For all the division in the U.K., there just seems to be a more robust connection between us. We have this discourse. We talk about it and we laugh about it. We don’t pull out guns and shoot each other about it.”

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