Golden Globe winner Viola Davis joined Meryl Streep in offering some stirring thoughts about America’s current political climate on Sunday night.
Shortly after picking up the award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “Fences”, the star addressed America’s divisive atmosphere only days before U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office.
“I will, believe it or not, remove Trump from the equation, because I feel that it’s bigger than him,” Davis told a room full of press following her big win. “I believe that it is our responsibility to uphold what it is to be an American and what America is about and the true meaning of what it means to pursue the American dream.”
Davis, who looked positively radiant in a yellow, asymmetric sequined gown, seemed to choose her words carefully as she went on to say that Trump’s election win is a direct reflection of the needs and wants of Americans. “America, in and of itself, has been an affirmation. But I think that we’ve fallen short a lot, because there is no way that we can have anyone in office that is not an extension of our own belief system,” she continued.
“So then what does that say about us? And I think that, if you answer that question, that says it all,” she added. “And I know that it is very ambiguous.”