Washington: Matt Damon has revealed that he is reconsidering voting for President Barack Obama in the upcoming U.S. elections, because he is “disappointed” with the way the man he helped put in office four years ago is handling the country’s financial crisis.
America has been struggling with a sluggish economy in recent years, prompting hundreds of people across the nation to speak out in protest of failing banks, corporate greed and high unemployment during the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.
Now ‘The Departed’ star, who previously backed Democrat Obama’s 2008 bid for the White House, has taken aim at the politician before heading to the polls this November, insisting he has failed to address the money problems at hand.
“I think Obama is the clear choice. But I’ve said before I’m really disappointed in him, and I am, particularly because of the banking stuff...” Contactmusic quoted Damon as saying during an appearance at San Diego, California’s fan convention Comic-Con earlier this month.
“I don’t think the Republicans or the Democrats really understand the level of anger at the sense of unfairness that the majority of people in the country feel - the sense that we don’t have a country anymore when people don’t feel like they have a chance... If people feel like the deck is stacked against them, then they stop playing by the rules. Because why play by the rules?” he added.