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Actor Sean Penn says "the defecation on America that is the Republican debate" is making him miss former President George W. Bush.
Speaking Friday at the RSA computer security conference, the outspoken liberal said Americans are getting caught up in angry rhetoric and aren't think about what's best for the nation.
“So many of them truly want to hate each other, want to bottom out their community so they can rise up in it, want to really devastate the rest of the world and maybe get into a civil war,” he said, according to USA Today.
He added that if this is what voters want, they should consider supporting Republican presidential candidates Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcCain leans toward voting for Tillerson CIA director on Trump dossier: 'Was I a leaker of this? No.' Green Day drops new anti-Trump music video MORE or Ted CruzTed CruzRight renews push for term limits as Trump takes power Dissenting nominees give hope to GOP skeptics of Trump UN leader willing to meet lawmakers amid push to cut funding MORE.
When pressed, the "Fast Times at Ridgemont Hight" star also revealed which candidate he would support in the election.
“I think Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump education pick to face Warren, Sanders Sanders, Dems defend ObamaCare at Michigan rally Sanders: Not a 'bad thing' if Comey resigns MORE is an exceptional American, and I’m going to vote for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonConway: ‘We would welcome a call’ from Lewis Laura Ingraham mulling Senate run: report 19 companies that Trump has tweeted about MORE,” he said during the onstage interview.
Penn recently gained national attention for conducting an interview with Mexican drug cartel boss Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera, known as "El Chapo," shortly before he was arrested by authorities.
The actor also gave his take on the state of journalism, saying that the industry is being "slaughtered" by the 24-hour news cycle.