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Jennifer Lawrence: ‘I’ve been waiting’ to give Trump ‘a martini to the face’

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Jennifer Lawrence says any encounter she has with President Trump will likely end with “a martini to the face.”

“Oh, my God, I’ve been waiting for this moment,” the “Hunger Games” star told Oprah Winfrey in an interview published Wednesday in The Hollywood Reporter, when asked if she would want to meet the commander in chief.

Lawrence said in 2015 that a Trump presidency would be “the end of the world.” But earlier this year, she preached unity, telling Vogue that the country needs to come together because “we can’t continue this divide and anger.”


While the 27-year-old Oscar winner says she’s never come face-to-face with Trump, she told Winfrey she’d “definitely” be prepared if the opportunity presented itself.

“I’ve got a pretty good speech,” Lawrence said, adding with a laugh that “it ends with a martini to the face.”

As far as what words she might exchange with Trump, Lawrence said, “I’ll give you a hint — it’s not nice. You wouldn’t want me to say it to you.”

“My political passion has almost turned into an obsession,” the “mother!” actress said. “I mean, I don’t think you ever do feel settled, [but] as soon as you feel settled with your home and your personal life, you’re looking at the world and going, ‘How in the hell do I fix this? What do we do?’ ”

Lawrence, a board member for the nonprofit organization Represent.Us, says she wants to embark on high school and college campus tours throughout the country: “I want to travel around to the areas I’m from so that people realize corruption is a completely nonpartisan issue.”

“I would [also] love to help pass a bundle of laws [against government corruption],” she said. “We’d be able to pass state-by-state legislation to help [stop] corruption in our government.”

Trump’s 39-year-old son, Donald Trump, Jr., responded to Lawrence’s comments in a Thursday Twitter post:

—Updated Thursday at 10:10 a.m.

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