The director spoke about the U.S. political system during a master class at the Sarajevo Film Festival."
Oliver Stone has said in response to the Charlottesville riots that the problem is not President Donald Trump, but "the system" in America...
"You are all trying to get to Trump every day, but there is a bigger problem," the filmmaker said when asked what he thought of President Trump's initial failure to call out white supremacists in his response to the Charlottesville events.
"There is a system [in America], and that system existed before Trump," Stone said. "Putin said this is the fourth [U.S.] president where nothing has changed. There is a deep state, a military industrial security state. ... It is the system that has to be challenged. [Trump] is part of that system."
He reiterated: "It is the system that has to be challenged. That takes work and is never as exciting as talking about some lunatic president.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Oliver Stone on Charlottesville: "Deep State" Is "Bigger Problem" Than Trump
From the Hollywood Reporter:
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