Michael Shannon Interview: ‘If You’re Voting for Trump, It’s Time for the Urn’

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
November 19, 2016 Updated: November 20, 2016

Michael Shannon, the actor, slammed Donald Trump and his supporters during a recent interview, perhaps going too far, saying that “if you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn.”

Shannon, in a profanity-laced tirade, suggested that it was middle-aged and elderly people who voted for Trump.

“There’s a lot of old people who need to realize they’ve had a nice life,” he said. “And it’s time for them to move on. Because they’re the ones who go out and vote for these [expletive]. If you look at the young people, between 18 and 25, if it was up to them Hillary would have been president. No offense to the seniors out there. My mom’s a senior citizen. But if you’re voting for Trump, it’s time for the urn.”

He’s currently promoting his film, “Nocturnal Animals.”

“The wall isn’t between the U.S. and Mexico,” Shannon told Metro News. “The wall is between people who voted for Trump and people who didn’t. And we’ve got to do something about it. I don’t want to live in a country where people voted for Trump. I want to live in some other [expletive]. But I don’t want to run away. So we’re just going to have to bust this thing up.”

On Twitter and elsewhere, Shannon’s “urn” comments drew considerable backlash—with some urging others to boycott his latest film.

Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.