Matt Damon Says Trump Has ‘a Lot of Work Cut Out for Him’, But Americans Need to be ‘Rooting for Him’


President-elect Donald Trump has “a lot of work cut out for him” but Americans need to be “rooting for him”, Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon said on Wednesday, even though he supported Democrat rival Hillary Clinton during the election.

Speaking at a CNBC-hosted panel during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Damon spoke about his charity and also what he hopes to see from the Trump administration.

“First of all, I wish him well and we all must. A successful American president is good for all of us and we really have to be rooting for him right now,” Damon said.

“Obviously, it’s no secret that I didn’t vote for him. And yeah, I think there is a sense of we are heading into new territory here. He is obviously not a career politician, he has been very occupied with his own business interest, which are relatively narrow given the scope of what a president actually has to deal with, so I imagine he is really working hard right now to master so many sectors. He’s just got a lot of work cut out for him.”

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SOURCE: CNBC, Tania Bryer and Arjun Kharpal