Actor Kevin Costner says he doesn't "recognize America right now."
Kevin Costner, 63, one of the most respected and celebrated actors/directors in Hollywood, appeared on the talk show “The View” on the 19th of June 2018 to promote his Western drama, Yellowstone.
The two-hour series premiere of Yellowstone was the most-watched original scripted series telecast ever on Paramount Network. The series focuses on the violent world of the contemporary Dutton family, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.
Costner spoke about the series, which has drawn brilliant reviews as well as audiences, as a return to the West, after his work on Silverado and Dances WIth Wolves.
He was asked to comment on the Trump administration's immigration policy which has reportedly separated nearly 2,000 immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Separating people with no plan, when those children can’t even speak English. (***) So we have to do better. We’ve been about more, we can be about more and right now we are acting really small.”
Kevin Costner, “The View”, 19th of June 2018.
The actor went on to say he no longer recognized America and felt that people have to open themselves up to a high level of compassion, empathy, and intelligence.
Celebrities like Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres and Willie Nelson have already come forward to denounce the actions taken by the administration to enforce the new immigration laws.
The First Lady Melania Trump, flew unannounced to Texas to visit the children in the detainment center and appealed through her spokesperson Stephanie Grisham stating that the children's suffering distressed her deeply, and that "She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws but governs with heart."
In response to the universal outcry, President Donald Trump has signed an executive order that will halt any further separation of families apprehended entering the country illegally.
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