In the March issue of GQ British magazine, Kevin Spacey says Washington must be “enormously frustrating” for President Obama.
The Hollywood actor, who plays the fictional President Frank Underwood on Netflix’s House of Cards, spoke candidly with the publication about his opinion on being the leader of the free world.
“Have you Googled ‘Obama’ and ‘achievement?’ You can’t just look at one side of the story,” said Spacey, after the interviewer mentioned the words ‘Obama’ and ‘disappointment’ in the same sentence.
“[Obama] did say he wished Washington was as ruthlessly pragmatic as on House of Cards,” Spacey continued. “It must be enormously frustrating for Obama. There does seem to be in the U.S. now an ideology and an entrenchment that has stopped people doing what they are hired to do, which is govern rather than run for office the whole time.”
Spacey went on to discuss his friendship with former President Bill Clinton in which he said the two “go way back.”
The American Beauty actor previously spoke with Hot Press magazine, where he said President Obama would “go down as having passed some of the most historic bills in the history of this country.”
“That despite constant knee-jerk opposition from the Republicans. A lot of people don’t realize how much he’s done in the most difficult circumstances,” he finished.