Here’s what happened when we asked Samuel L Jackson about Donald Trump

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Tom Victor

Since Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States, we’ve seen plenty of public figures come out against the leader of the free world.

Chief among them is Samuel L Jackson, who has this week hit out at the president’s comments about arming teachers in the light of the Florida school shooting earlier in the month.

President Trump’s comments have been met with criticism from many angles, but few have been as blunt as the Pulp Fiction actor, and it’s not the first time he has spoken his mind about the man his countrymen voted into office in 2016.

Last year, we caught up with Jackson to speak to him about his career, his life and, yes, Donald J Trump.

And it’s clear, if you even needed any more proof, that his anti-Trump stance is nothing new.

If you’re wondering about the origins of their beef, it appears to date back to a round of golf between the pair. Jackson later accused Trump of cheating during it, and the former Apprentice host countered by claiming the pair had never met.

Now, you might have noticed Trump has form for claiming to have never met people who he has either probably or definitely actually met, so…well, make of that what you will.


Here’s the full text from that particular segment of the interview, for anyone whose memory needs refreshing (you can read the full thing here):

On a percentage scale, how much does Jackson trust Trump?



“Yeah, I mean that’s known. I’m not alone in that.”

I’m just surprised it’s not lower. OK, if he broke into your house, what would you do?

“If he broke into my house?”

If you woke up in the morning and discovered that Donald Trump had broken in.

“If he broke into my house what would he do? He would probably leave something incriminating and then call somebody to say that it was there.”

But what would you do if you found him?

“Oh, I’d shoot him. That’s just the nature of breaking in the wrong person’s house – you get shot.”

Here’s what happened when we asked Samuel L Jackson about Donald Trump

So, about those gunfight comments…

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