Robert Redford on Trump: 'You can’t blame him for being who he is'
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Robert Redford desperately wishes President Trump would quit, but he says Americans have only themselves to blame for who sits in the Oval Office.

The "All Is Lost“ actor slams Trump and the GOP in a wide-ranging interview with Esquire published Wednesday.

"Right now it’s like Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall, and a great fall is happening. The behavior seems to be really dumb," Redford, 81, says.

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The Academy Award-winning director also blasts Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (R-Ky.), dubbing him a "villainous character" who appears to be "against anything that’s gonna move us forward in any kind of moral way."

"I think those people, the McConnells, are not helping us at all. They’re taking us backward in time," says Redford.

Politics, Redford says, is "polarized" and in a "dark place," and he blames Americans for Trump's political rise.

"You can’t blame him for being who he is," Redford says of Trump. "He’s always been like that. He’s our fault — that’s how I see it. We let him come to where he is. I’m not so interested in blaming him; that’s being done enough by others."

"I’m more interested in: How did this happen?" Redford tells the mag. "We’ve lost our moral foundation, which allows us to go this far over. ... We’re the ones who let that happen. We should be looking at ourselves."

In 2015, Redford walked back remarks he made about then-New York real estate mogul's White House bid, in which he had praised Trump for "shaking things up." After Trump tweeted about Redford's "nice words" about him, a spokesman said that the star "enjoys [Trump], but not for president."

The Hollywood veteran, who has long supported Democrats, says he pledged years ago not to appear alongside politicians at campaign events.

"I learned early on, depending on the success of the film, suddenly I would be asked to show up with a candidate. And in the beginning, I was flattered. Gee, they want me? And then I’d say, 'I'm being used as a pawn. I don’t care about this guy.' That’s when I said, 'I’m not going to publicly support any candidate on a national stage, ever.'"

When asked how he "finds optimism in this moment in time," Redford replies, "I have faith in the pendulum swinging. Right now it’s so far against the wall that it can’t go any farther; it’s gonna start to swing back."