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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 TrumpMellman: Rating the presidents Webb: The future of conservatism Trump: Protesters at GOP town halls 'planned out by liberal activists' MORE or Ted CruzTed CruzTrump wants to cut red tape? He should start with the CFPB. Why President Trump should choose Maureen Ohlhausen to lead the FTC Trump to speak at CPAC MORE.
When pressed, the "Fast Times at Ridgemont Hight" star also revealed which candidate he would support in the election.
“I think Bernie SandersBernie SandersRep. John Lewis: Ellison is 'right person' to lead DNC DeVos should ‘persist’ despite liberal opposition Drug importation from other countries will save dollars and lives MORE is an exceptional American, and I’m going to vote for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonRepublicans at risk in 2018 steering clear of town halls Liberal ‘lies’ about President Trump Milo's travails show how quickly fortunes can change in 2017 media 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.