"Star Trek" actress Zoe Saldana says Hollywood actors were "bullies" toward President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE, saying their treatment of the businessman only helped him win the White House.
“We got cocky and became arrogant and we also became bullies,” Saldana said, according to an Agence France-Presse report.
“We were trying to single out a man for all these things he was doing wrong,” she continued, “and that created empathy in a big group of people in America that felt bad for him and that are believing in his promises.”
Saldana has previously told reporters that she supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAttorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation Durham seeking indictment of lawyer with ties to Democrats: reports MORE, but has also said she wants to move forward from the election.
“I’m learning from [Trump’s victory] with a lot of humility,” Saldana said. “If we have people continue to be strong and educate ourselves and stand by equal rights and treat everyone with respect, we won’t go back to those times.”
Saldana last year signed a letter alongside America Ferrera and other Latinos in Hollywood saying they would stand up against Trump’s “anti-immigrant fear-mongering.”
She also signed a letter from the “Star Trek” cast that hit Trump as being “an amateur with a contemptuous ignorance of national laws and international realities.”