Church-going Christian actress Jennifer Garner has said that she is ready and willing to work with President Donald Trump when it comes to helping the country’s rural working class, and that unlike some of her Hollywood friends, she is not “refusing to engage” with him. In an interview with The Washington Post, she balked at Hollywood’s refusal to give Trump a chance.
Garner said, “People felt like Trump really understood them, that he was going to come in and create jobs for them. They felt like they needed something to just turn everything upside down. I’m looking forward to helping him make good on what they saw as promises, a mandate from him, that he was going to make their lives better.”
The newspaper pointed out that some members of the Hollywood elite are feeling split between working alongside Trump in their various charity efforts or protesting the president over his policies and remarks.
Trump was made the butt of a number of jokes during the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, with the Republican pushing back by arguing that those opposed to him are “losing badly.”
Garner admitted that some of her friends “want to turn their back to his administration and just don’t even want to engage.” She added, “If he’s willing to help the poor kids who got him elected, then let’s do it. They certainly think he’s going to.”
Jennifer Garner has starred in faith-based movies, such as Miracles from Heaven, and has regularly been spotted taking her children to church. The Golden Globe award-winning actress has said that making faith-based films has inspired her even further to continue attending church.
“I will say that being around this community, and while I’ve always gone to church in West Virginia, that when I got back to Los Angeles, I was talking to my kids about the movie and they said, ‘Mom, you don’t take us to church,’ and we went that Sunday, and they went today without me,” Garner said in an interview that year.
One of Garner’s main initiatives has been the nonprofit Save the Children organization, which is famous for its international projects, but also for helping poor rural communities in the U.S. when it comes to educational programs.
The actress has for years urged Congress and state governments to fund reading and literacy programs that include all-day kindergarten, and called on the U.S. government to expand credits and deductions for the education needs of families.
“Send me a ticket to Mar-a-Lago,” she said. “I’m ready to go down and have a steak and a good chat (with the President). I really think it’s great, if he’s willing to help the poor kids who got him elected.”
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Stoyan Zaimov is a reporter for The Christian Post, with a focus on current events and Christian culture.