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J.J. Abrams: Why I’m Supporting Hillary Clinton for President

02.01.16

Back on Dec. 19, Hillary Clinton closed out the third Democratic debate with a potent message to the people of Goffstown, New Hampshire, “Thank you, goodnight, and may the Force be with you.”

The Star Wars nod came one day after Star Wars: The Force Awakens obliterated box office records, grossing a mammoth $119.1 million in its first day of release. It was also, perhaps, Hillary’s way of paying respect to two of her biggest donors: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and his wife, Katie McGrath, who each donated $500,000 to the Hillary super PAC Priorities USA back in June.

Abrams is one of Hollywood’s bigger Democratic supporters. Back in October, he hosted an intimate $33,400/ticket roundtable with President Obama in the living room of his Pacific Palisades home to raise money for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. And now that Hillary’s presidential campaign is in full swing, Abrams opened up about why he thinks she’s the best candidate in the field.

“I will say we are supporting Hillary,” Abrams told The Daily Beast. “We believe in her as the strongest candidate. She does have the experience and the politics. She is compassionate, and right. When I look at the people who need the support that aren’t necessarily getting it, I believe that she would provide that. That is really the way that we have to approach how we vote: Look around and ask yourself, who needs to be brought up? Who needs to be emphasized? Who needs compassion? And I find that that’s something that she’s got.”

The Daily Beast sat down with Abrams a the Sundance Film Festival to discuss his upcoming Hulu series 11.22.63, a political thriller produced by Abrams and Stephen King—and based on King’s novel of the same name—about an English teacher (James Franco) who is tasked with traveling back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, thereby altering the course of world history.

“Stories are being told on television that aren’t being told anywhere else,” said Abrams of the current TV climate. “One of the reasons why you hear it’s a golden age of TV is that features are—and I’m as guilty as anyone in this—being made when they’re often based on preexisting IP, when they’re reboots, and when they’re sequels, and some of the amazing work on TV is original material that my guess is would not have seen the light of day as a feature. So storytellers go where the story can be heard.”

In addition to political fundraising, Abrams has partnered with The Mission Continues, a nonprofit organization founded by former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens that helps veterans transition back to civilian life. Though politicians—most recently noted draft-dodger Donald Trump—constantly appeal to helping our veterans to score political points, much of this is mere posturing, as more and more of our military vets face inadequate care and support when they return home from service.

“There is nothing that is more appreciated and sacred than those who sacrifice their time, the times of their families, and in some cases their lives, for our freedom,” said Abrams. “And sometimes, the talk is louder than the actions to display that gratitude. There are a number of organizations, some of which are questionable in the way that they actually execute what they say they might in support of veterans.”

“One of the reasons why my wife Katie and I got involved in The Mission Continues is because Eric Greitens found a way that works—not just to see veterans as leaders and as assets, but to find a way to answer problems that communities have that are looking for help, and leaders,” he added. “It elevates veterans who in some cases return from service and feel adrift—that they don’t have a purpose or a place. It provides them with that purpose. Mission Continues remains a bright light in how veterans are treated when they are finished doing God’s work for us.”

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by Anonymousreply 702/03/2016

Millennial nerds heads are exploding!

by Anonymousreply 102/01/2016

Seems like a nice guy, but I don't give a shit who he's supporting.

by Anonymousreply 202/01/2016

Multi-millionaires for Hillary! Yay!

by Anonymousreply 302/01/2016

What a shock! Johnny Hollywood supports Hillary.

by Anonymousreply 402/01/2016

R1 they should follow his lead...the smart lead moving forward in the right direction

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by Anonymousreply 502/03/2016

Hey, Hill-Shill at R5, enough with the carefully crafted images. You resurrected this thread from over a week ago just to post your manipulations and are probably responsible for the other stupid "Up With Hillary"-type threads. Get lost.

by Anonymousreply 602/03/2016

R6, I only posted this thread on Monday, so the Hill-Shill at R5 wasn't bumping a week-old thread in this case.

by Anonymousreply 702/03/2016
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