Actress Olivia Wilde unloaded on Donald Trump Friday, calling the Republican presidential hopeful’s strong positions on illegal immigration “really sickening.”
Wilde attended the premiere of Robert de Niro’s new short film Ellis on Friday night. The film follows de Niro as he explores an abandoned hospital on New York’s Ellis Island that served as an entry point for immigrants in the early 20th century.
Wilde told the New York Post‘s Page Six that watching the film “made me think of the current refugee crisis.”
“[America] was a beacon of hope for so many … yet some in this country have developed this xenophobia that totally conflicts with what we’re based on,” the Tron star told the paper.
“The fact that we can have someone running for president who openly projects that xenophobia is really sickening, particularly when you look at a film like this and remember our roots,” Wilde added.
In February, Wilde joined more than 80 other actors, musicians and artists who signed an open letter urging Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for president. After Warren decided against a presidential run, Wilde switched her allegiance to Democrat frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
In April, Wilde called Clinton ” a really exciting candidate for so many reasons, but she has a lot to prove to a lot of people.”
“My dream is that Warren would be [Hillary’s] VP but that’s not happening in a million years,” the actress told the Daily Beast.
Last month, Wilde tweeted a photo of a Donald Trump piñata during the Republican presidential debate in California, captioning it: “Just dangle this piñata from the big toy plane and let these kids go at it! #GOPDebate #itsfullofbolognameat.”
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) September 17, 2015