The world was a standstill when the final votes were out and Donald Trump overtook Barack Obama as the 45th President of the United States.
As the US is undergoing a major change and getting used to POTUS Trump, a leading daily asked actor Saif Ali Khan who is currently promoting his movie Rangoon about his views on Trump.
He said to the daily, “I think America was angry, and they did the one thing they could do, which is vote. And they must have felt good for a few days but then have themselves been panicking that what have we done (laughs), I think. As a Muslim, I don’t know… I think they just wanted a change. I don’t think we can think of America as just New York and LA, I think there are all those people who don’t have jobs, Middle America… And he’s promised them that we’ll make it happen again, our country and all this kind of stuff… Whether Islamophobia helps – I mean, the Nazis were against the Jews to develop a national identity against a shadow of themselves, which is the Jew. The Christian has done that historically with the Muslim. That’s been done since the first Crusade, right? And it unified Europe, the first time it happened. Pope Gregory said to the Knights, let’s stop fighting with each other and fight them, and liberate the Holy Land. Though there’s no such thing as ‘The Muslim’, you just create this thing, people are individuals.”
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Rangoon, which also stars Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor is directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and is slated to release this Friday.