Matt Damon slams 'one-term' Obama
The star launched an attack on US President Barack Obama saying he has no balls, argues Obama's lack of leadership has contributed to overall discontent
Matt Damon doesn't have much goodwill left for US President Obama.
The Oscar-award winning actor -- who had once been a staunch supporter of the commander-in-chief -- is lashing out at the President in a new Elle magazine interview, declaring he needs to grow a pair of cajones.
Ferocious attack: Matt Damon slammed US President Obama over his
lack of leadership. File pics
"I've talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, 'Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician,'" Damon told the publication. "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."
The Bourne Series star also weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street protests, arguing Obama's lack of leadership has contributed to Americans' overall discontent with the government.
"If the Democrats think that they didn't have a mandate -- people are literally without any focus or leadership, just wandering out into the streets to yell right now because they're pissed off," said 41-year-old Damon. "Just imagine if they had a leader."
Not the first time
It's not the first time Damon -- who stumped for Obama in 2008 -- has expressed his contempt for the President.
But his latest remarks seem to be the most heated to date.
In March, the Harvard University dropout told Piers Morgan that Obama had misinterpreted his mandate and was deeply disappointed in the President. President Obama referred to the interview and jabbed Damon back during May's White House Correspondents' Dinner.
"I've even let down my key core constituency: movie stars," the President joked. "Just the other day, Matt Damon -- I love Matt Damon, love the guy -- Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well, Matt, I just saw The Adjustment Bureau, so -- right back atcha, buddy."
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