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Martin Sheen on Trump: 'Empty-Headed Moron'

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By    |   Wednesday, 10 Aug 2016 06:41 AM

Actor Martin Sheen called Donald Trump an "empty-headed moron" during an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that was posted online Tuesday.

Sheen, who for seven years played President Jed Bartlet in the television series "The West Wing," was discussing his upcoming movie "The Vessel" when the question-and-answer interview turned to politics.

Sheen, a longtime liberal activist and supporter of Hillary Clinton, did not hold back his feelings on the Republican presidential nominee.

"Oh, Don Trump. He makes me laugh, in that nobody seems to get it yet," Sheen told THR.

When asked what people didn't get, Sheen added: "That he's an empty-headed moron. That he has absolutely nothing to offer us. That he's done his bidding and he has to be responsible for the damage he's already done."

THR pressed Sheen on "what damage" Trump has already caused in his presidential campaign.

"Oh, come on. There’s nothing private about this guy," Sheen continued, adding that the one word he would use to describe Trump was "scary." "Don Trump has been around for a very long time. He's a very self-centered promoter. I think that says it."

Sheen, the father of former "Three and a Half Men" star Charlie Sheen, was arrested for chaining himself to the door of a federal building in Los Angeles to protest the country's support of a war in El Salvador in the 1980s, noted the Huffington Post.

He has also protested nuclear weapons, the Vietnam and Iraq wars, and for civil, animal and labor rights, noted the Post and E! News.

Sheen confirmed his support for Clinton in the interview, acknowledging that she was hardly the perfect candidate, but appeared to forgive her past "mistakes."

"She has some common sense," Sheen said of Clinton. "I'm not saying she's mistake-free. Who is? I mean, she's a human being. She's been in public life for 30 years. She's made a few mistakes. Is anybody talking about George Bush and the 30,000 emails he destroyed about the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and all of that nonsense, and how Great Britain came in, and all the other allies knowing full well that it was bogus?"

"So, please, if you want to talk about how much her mistakes have cost us, none in human lives — and please don't mention Benghazi. That's a lot of crap. She was not controlling that situation. It was a military situation. And that's run by the Pentagon or the CIA or both. She's under orders."

"The Vessel," in which Sheen plays a Catholic priest in a small town that was hit by a tsunami 10 years earlier, is scheduled to be released Sept. 16.

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