Actor Viggo Mortensen backs Green Party candidate Jill Stein
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The actor known for his role as Aragorn in "Lord of the Rings" has backed Green Party candidate Jill Stein because he said he doesn’t trust either Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRussian interference reports rock Capitol Hill Judge dismisses Nunes' lawsuit against Fusion GPS The Hill's Campaign Report: What to watch for in Nevada MORE or Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpWhere do we go from here? Conservation can show the way Gov. Ron DeSantis more popular in Florida than Trump Sotomayor accuses Supreme Court of bias in favor of Trump administration MORE


Viggo Mortensen was previously a vocal supporter of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersRussian interference reports rock Capitol Hill The Democratic nominee won't be democratically chosen Fox's Ingraham mocks DNC over Nevada voting malfunctions: 'Are we a Third World country?' MORE (I-Vt.).

"If you want a woman then vote for Jill Stein,” Mortensen said in an interview with The Daily Beast published on Saturday. “If you really want a woman president — if that’s what you want — vote for Jill Stein.” 

Mortensen said he trusts Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, “as much as I trust Donald Trump,” the presumptive GOP nominee. 

“I think she’s dishonest, and I don’t think she has the interests of working people at heart, and I think she’s shown that time and again. All the things that Bernie Sanders said about her I agree with," he said.

The actor vocalized his support for the progressive candidate in an interview with Democracy Now in November. 

“I wish that Bernie Sanders would be president, for many reasons. I think in many ways he speaks truth to power,” he said. 

“And I know the argument is, ‘Yes, if you vote for Jill Stein you’re giving Trump a chance.’ The Nader argument," he said Saturday. "But you know, at some point it’s got to change. We should have a parliamentary system. It’s really got to change.”