The "Internet's boyfriend" Oscar Isaac insists he's neither a Libertarian nor a fan of Donald Trump

We say something about him protesting too much, but he clearly seems to have different convictions

By Scott Eric Kaufman
May 19, 2016 6:02PM (UTC)
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Oscar Isaac -- "Poe Dameron" in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and "Apocalypse" in the upcoming "X-Men: Apocalypse" -- insisted in an interview with Rolling Stone's Althea Legaspi that while he once took a photograph of himself wearing an "Atlas Shrugged" t-shirt, he is not, nor has he ever been, a member of the Libertarian Party.

"I liked the design," he said. "I didn't think wearing the shirt was saying I agreed with her politics. I'm not a Libertarian!"


He also addressed, at some length, the rise of Donald Trump, saying it's

definitely irritating. The problem is it's less about the guy that's saying it, and more that he's being the mouthpiece for a large part of the population. Because that's me, that's my family. We're immigrants. What could be positive about it is that Trump could help to rally a lot of disparate parts of Latin America together. Because Latino is not a race – it's a culture. There's Chinese Latinos, there's very white Latinos, there's very dark Latinos, there's black Latinos. There's all sorts of variants – it's not one thing...

Read the rest of the interview at Rolling Stone...

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