Oscar-Winning Hollywood Director Won’t Join Anti-Trump Hollywood Bandwagon, Supports GOP Tax Bill

Ridley Scott defended the Republican tax overhaul during an interview about his new film, saying the bill will result in business owners reinvesting and generating economic growth!
Ridley Scott, the English director behind Oscar-winning films such as “Alien” and “Gladiator,” has come out in support of the Republican tax reform bill, saying it will help businesses of all sizes and spur economic growth.

The iconic filmmaker volunteered his thoughts on tax reform while promoting his new movie, “All the Money in the World,” during a recent interview with The Denver Post’s John Wenzel.

Mr. Wenzel asked, “There’s a lot commentary in this film about the value of human life, class struggles and the role of wealth in society. Do you think there’s anything to be learned from it at this moment in America?”

“Well, let’s take the tax bill,” Mr. Scott responded. “People say [Republicans] are doing it for the wealthy class. What they forget is if you get a clever, unselfish business person — I don’t care if it’s a corner store or a big business — who’s suddenly saving 15 percent, they’ll put it back in this business. Then you’re going to get growth and therefore [people] will get employed.

“My concern is with the elderly, the infirm and the youth who need to have chances and shots for every level, and equality in education,” he added. “But you have to use it. You have to get your [expletive] head down and use it.”

The dogged reporter would not give up his attempts to reel Scott into his leftist boat, stating, “I’m sure you benefited from some help early on in your career.”

Scott gave a politically conservative answer:

I’m a natural-born hunter because that’s who I am. No one taught me that. I started from scratch. I arrived in Hollywood with a wristwatch and stayed at the YMCA. You have to learn the curve. But don’t (expletive) moan about it. It’s about doing. There’s always a way in. I used to lay concrete on runways for an Irish company when I was a student. I packed drywall. My parents didn’t have the money to help me out. But they were very supportive of anything I wanted to do.

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