“House of Cards’” Michael Kelly says watching Trump’s administration has made the show seem not so crazy anymore. He also can’t believe that a woman leading the country is still currently only a fictional concept.
“You had a woman run for president, the most qualified candidate to run in a very long time, and she wasn’t elected. I can’t wrap my head around it,” he said. “We’ve never been more divided as a country, and it’s awful to me.”
Kelly believes our country would “be a better place” if we had a three-party system. He also thinks the silver lining of Trump’s presidency is young Americans are better educated about important issues.
“I have a six-year-old and a nine-year-old and when I can’t let them watch the President of the United States speak, there’s something very wrong,” he stated. “My kids go to a public school, and they are educating these children on social issues now. I don’t know that if we had a Hillary Clinton in office that it would be the same. Would we be this aware?”
Kelly believes sometimes we need to take a step backward in order to take steps forward, and taking that step forward means not letting the relentless news cycle deter you from staying engaged.
“He’s a media manipulator, so we’re all getting tired. And I think that’s his game plan,” he said.