While the vast majority of Hollywood’s behind-the-camera workers support President Donald Trump, they’re too frightened to say so because of liberal intolerance in the industry, veteran actor Robert Davi says.
In an interview Monday with Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, Davi discussed how Hollywood liberals blacklist and discriminate against conservatives who are simply trying to earn a living in the entertainment field. Davi said he's been both offered work - if he would denounce Trump - and denied work because of his conservative views.
Davi, who has appeared in more than one hundred films, including the iconic action movie “Die Hard” and the James Bond thriller “License to Kill,” said he wishes Hollywood executives would hold a meeting and agree to stop denying work to people who don’t share their political views.
“It’s never going to happen,” Ingraham replied, calling Hollywood liberals “the most intolerant people when it comes to ideology”:
“It is never going to happen. Never going to happen. They are the most intolerant people when it comes to ideology. They are not for diversity – they’re for their type of diversity. Other people are horrible, awful, rotten people. And, they just don’t want to work with you. I’m sorry, but I have heard this time and again. People have to go and lie about what they believe in order to feed their family. They are lying and hiding themselves.”
Davi agreed, saying that – when it comes to Hollywood’s technical professionals – “95 percent are for Trump,” but can’t say so, for fear of losing their jobs:
“The below-the-line people – the key grips, the sound guys, the lighting guys, the gaffers, the makeup artists – a lot of them, 95 percent are for Trump.
“So, when they go in front of the cameras, they’re frightened. They come to me and say, ‘Man, thank you for speaking up for us. Thank you for being one of the few that speak up.’”
In addition to his film work, Davi’s acting credits include appearances in hit television programs, such as “Profiler” (82 episodes), “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Criminal Minds.”