The world famous actor, who is known for embedding political messages into action films, caused a stir when he made critical comments of Barack Obama last year.
The ‘Elysium’ star told BET that he and the U.S. president ‘no longer see eye-to-eye.’
“There are a lot of things that I really question”, the actor said, meaning the Obama administration’s national security posture.
“The legality of the drone strikes,” Damon said, “and these NSA revelations are – like, you know. Jimmy Carter came out and said we don’t live in a democracy.”
He went on, adding: “That’s a little intense when an ex-president says that. So you now, he’s got some explaining to do, particularly for a constitutional law professor.”
Matt Damon take active part in Obama 2008 electional campaign. Nine days before the 2008 election, the actor promissed in front of the cameras that he would do his best to ‘make sure Barack wins’.
However, in the president’s second term, the bloom is clearly off the rose.
Long time ago the ‘Elysium’ actor admitted that he was ‘really dissatisfied’ with Obama ‘doubling down’ on George W. Bush’s ‘bad ideas’ for education.
Three months later he told reporters, “I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level. One of them said to me, “Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician.”‘
“You know,” he added, “a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better.”
Damon began criticising the U.S. president about three years ago, and by April 2011 Obama seemed to be ready to fire back, albeit in good fun.
“We’re at a point where politicians don’t really get any benefit from engaging with long-term issues,” the actor said back in 2012.
“It’s all about the next election cycle. Those guys in the House don’t do anything now but run for office,” Damon continued. “So unless they can find some little thing that zips them up a couple of points in the polls, they’re not interested.”
“It’s fair to say that when it comes to my presidency, the honeymoon is over,” he said at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
“Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well Matt, I just saw The Adjustment Bureau so right back atcha buddy.”
The actor has recenty faced criticism after he revealed after his long-term advocacy for improving public education, that he sends his children to a private school.
“I pay for a private education and I’m trying to get the one that most matches the public education that I had,” he revealed to The Guardian, “but that kind of progressive education no longer exists in the public system. It’s unfair.”
During a 2011 rally in Washington D.C., the actor told a crowd of teachers that he would not trade his own public school education ‘for anything.’