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Jane Fonda on Trump: ‘You have to have empathy for him’

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Actress and activist Jane Fonda says that while she hates what President Trump “stands for,” it’s important not to lose sight of the president and his supporters as human beings.

“You have to have empathy for him,” Fonda said on Politico’s Women Rule podcast published Wednesday. “And I think that that has to also transfer to the people who voted for him. Some of them, you can’t possibly persuade otherwise because they’re white supremacists.”

{mosads}”You know, or they’re so far off the spectrum, for their own traumatic reasons, probably. But there’s a whole bunch of Trump voters who we have to open our hearts to and understand why they voted the way they did,” she continued.

Fonda also said that she views Trump as having the behavior “of the wounded,” pointing to his relationship with his parents as a child.

“I feel that I understand a little bit — this is a man who was traumatized as a child by his father, who had a mother that didn’t protect him,” she said. “And the behavior is the language of the wounded.”

The actress made similar comments earlier this month in an interview with New York Magazine’s The Cut.

“We can’t forget that bad behavior is the language of the wounded, and I include Donald Trump in that,” she said. “We can hate what he does and what he says, but we have to love him.”

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