Jennifer Lawrence Slams Her Republican Roots, Predicts “End of World” Scenario for Trump Presidency

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In the newest issue for Vogue—and umpteenth edition of Jennifer Lawrence being so “real” and so “hilarious”—the Hunger Games actress reveals why she’s disavowing her Republican roots, particularly in light of a potential Donald Trump White House.

“If Donald Trump is president of the United States, it will be the end of the world,” Lawrence tells Vogue’s Jonathan Van Meter. “And he’s also the best thing to happen to the Democrats ever.”

Lawrence, who is the world’s highest paid actress, also didn’t mince words when it came to Kim Davis, the defiant Kentucky county clerk who made national news by refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses back in September.

“I just can’t imagine supporting a party that doesn’t support women’s basic rights,” she said. “It’s 2015 and gay people can get married and we think that we’ve come so far, so, yay! But have we? I don’t want to stay quiet about that stuff.”

When Van Meter asked her about Davis, Lawrence called her “that lady who makes me embarrassed to be from Kentucky.”

“All those people holding their crucifixes, which may as well be pitchforks, thinking they’re fighting the good fight,” she goes on. “I grew up in Kentucky. I know how they are.”

As for Trump, Lawrence describes her opinion as “pretty cut and dried.”

Somewhere, Hillary Clinton is nodding in agreement.

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Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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