Pierce Brosnan once suggested he might leave the United States because of President TrumpDonald TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results MORE, but he now acknowledges there’s been at least one bright spot during his presidency: the economy.
“I think what he’s done for the economy is very good,” Brosnan told ITK in a recent interview when asked where he stood as far as potentially fleeing the country.
“People are working, and that’s a step in the right direction,” the “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” star said.
“This country is part of my life,” said the Irish-born performer, who played James Bond in four of the franchise’s films. “I’m an American citizen. I love America and America’s been very good to me. And I want to see happiness come back into our society.”
Brosnan took a far different tone when talking about Trump last year during an interview with The Mail on Sunday’s Event magazine.
“That man has torn this country apart and you have to work out how much longer you can stay here,” Brosnan, 66, told the British publication.
Yet it was hardly all praise for the commander in chief in a Sunday interview. Brosnan, a longtime environmental activist, said Trump “has to pay attention to the climate change. He has to support the rallying call of the young people."
“He has to get out of the coal business, the oil business. It’s just devouring the Earth around us. And there are other ways. We’ve seen it from other societies, other cultures,” he said.
But Brosnan remained tight-lipped about who he might root for in the 2020 presidential election.
“I’m biding my time on that one,” he said. “We shall see.”