Samuel L. Jackson says he’s ‘not going to lose any money’ over his anti-Trump rants

The prolific actor is completely unbothered about voicing his opinion about Donald Trump's horrendous presidency

Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t care if folks are offended by his harsh criticisms of Donald Trump.

Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson makes his position on potential backlash from criticism of the Trump presidency very clear in a recent interview. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)


Samuel L. Jackson doesn’t care if folks are all up in their feelings about his harsh criticism of Donald Trump.

The Hollywood icon has long been publicly vocal about his disdain for America’s 45th president, and in his latest profanity-laced interview last week with Esquire, the successful 70-year-old actor didn’t hold back.

“This motherf–ker is like ruining the planet and all kinds of other crazy shit,” he said. “And the people think that’s okay. It’s not f–king okay. And if you’re not saying anything, then you’re complicit. And I wouldn’t give a f–k if I was a garbageman and I had a Twitter account; I’d tweet that sh-t out. I’m not thinking about who I am and what my job is when I do that sh-t.”

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But when asked if he’s worried about losing fans over his left-leaning views, Jackson raged: “I know how many motherf–kers hate me,” he fumed. “‘I’m never going to see a Sam Jackson movie again.’ F-ck I care? If you never went to another movie I did in my life, I’m not going to lose any money. I already cashed that check. F–k you. Burn up my videotapes. I don’t give a f–k.”

“‘You’re an actor. Stick to acting.’ No, motherf–ker. I’m a human being that feels a certain way. And some of this shit does affect me, because if we don’t have health care, sh-t, and my relatives get sick, they’re going to call my rich ass. I want them to have health care. I want them to be able to take care of themselves. This is how I feel. And I count to one hundred some days before I hit ‘send,’ because I know how that sh-t is.”

As expected, Trump-loving conservatives went hard on Jackson on Twitter, with one writing: “Ooh…Big, tough, foul-mouthed assjack. Does it make you Feel MANLY to go off like that? Lol. Okie doke~It makes you Look the fool. Eh, that seems to be the “in” thing in Hollyweird these days; you should be happy. Good for you. Now sit down and shut up, and let the adults speak.”

Another said: “@SamuelLJackson you’re pathetic. Can’t say two words without an expletive. Trump isn’t ruining anything about you. He’s helped more people of color than you. You admit you don’t want your relatives coming to you. Greedy b——-d. Shut up! Your opinion isn’t needed.”

A third fumed: “@SamuelLJackson You need to shut up! You play the same character for twenty years and now you tell us all how to live? Go away and make sure your skeletons are well hidden… #GoAway”

Later in the interview, Jackson seemed to calm down when asked to share what steps he’s taking to improve himself as a person.

“I guess opening up,” he said. “I talk more to my wife and daughter than I used to. I ask them more about their sh-t, because it’s always about my sh-t. I’m getting better at talking to them about their lives and what they are doing and how they feel.”

You can read Jackson’s full Esquire interview here.