Actress Lindsay Lohan has invited President Donald Trump for a tour of the refugee camps in Turkey in which she has worked in recent months, saying in an interview that the experience would help him better understand the plight of Syrian refugees.
In an interview with the Daily Mail on Friday, the 30-year-old Mean Girls star called on Americans to unite behind Trump but said it would be a good thing for the country to show more “care and support” to displaced refugees.
“I want to try to get the word out to Donald Trump to bring him over there, have him see all the positive things they are doing over there and all America can do to help as well,” Lohan told the outlet.
‘I think it would be a positive thing for America to show their care and support, and for him to experience what it’s like for these people… experience how giving Turkey has been to the refugees and how many they have welcomed in,” she added.
The actress also defended the president, telling the paper that he was undoubtedly going to be closely “scrutinized” due to being in the public eye.
“He is the president — we have to join him,” she said. “If you can’t beat him, join him.”
In January, Lohan met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his wife Emine at the presidential palace, where she posed for a photograph with 7-year-old refugee and social media star Bana al-Abed.
What a dream it is for Mr. President Erdogan and The First Lady to invite me to their home. Their efforts in helping Syrian Refugees is truly inspiring 🙌🏻❤🌍 #peace starts now @a_boynukalin @hilalkaplanogut @rterdogan please for peace @therealdonaldtrump Alaikum Salam✋🏼 ✋🏽✋🏾✋🏻✋ #cleanslate2017 #theworldisbiggerthan5
Lohan has spent the past few months visiting Turkish refugee camps and hospitals. In October, the actress reportedly teamed with German energy drink maker Mintanine to provide free energy drinks to some refugee camps.
In her interview with the Daily Mail, Lohan responded to live viewers who asked whether she had converted to Islam, as several media reports over the past few months had suggested. The actress said she hadn’t yet converted but had been studying the Quran.
“I’ve studied the Quran for quite some time,” she said. “It’s a process to convert to anything. I respect all religions… it’s a beautiful religion and I am a very spiritual person… it’s something I’ve been studying. You can’t just convert overnight to a religion.”
Lohan also discussed an idea she had for a sequel to her 2004 cult hit movie Mean Girls, suggesting it could be called “Mean Moms.”
All of us should have kids, like a ‘Housewives of…'” she told the Mail. “And all my kids are from Africa… we’ve adopted them or something funny.”
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