Published On: Thu, Aug 11th, 2016

Will Smith says Donald Trump is ’embarassing’ and can ‘cleanse’ supporters ‘out of our country’

While promoting Suicide Squad in Dubai, actor Will Smith spoke out about U.S. politics, Islamophobia, and said that he expects to be called on to comment on the “insanity” of the U.S. election as the campaign progresses.

“It creates a dark moment, but for me, it’s the dark before the dawn.”

Will Smith Deadshot Suicide SquadSmith then went on the attack, singling out Donald Trump and his supporters, and to say that despite the “pain” and “embarrassment” of listening to Trump speak, he thinks it will be a good thing in the end.

“As painful as it is to hear Donald Trump talk and as embarrassing as it is as an American to hear him talk, I think it’s good,” said Smith. “We get to know who people are and now we get to cleanse it out of our country.”

Smith added the growing amount of Islamophobia in America is why he believes it’s important to make stops in places like Dubai.

“The Middle East can’t allow Fox News to be the arbiter of the imagery,” he said. “So cinema is a huge way to be able to deliver the truth of the soul of a place to a global audience.”

In December of last year, Trump called for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” following terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, California.

Smith was part of a long list of Hollywood celebrities who threw their support behind Vermont Senator and socialist Bernie Sanders, but like Sanders, have fallen in line behind Hillary Clinton to defeat Trump.

Suicide Squad has proved to be a big success with Warner Bros despite sub-par reviews and criticisms from fans, earning over $300 million globally in under a week.

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