Sharon Stone reveals she has ‘empathy’ for Trump: ‘I think he has some childhood trauma’

‘That rage comes from feeling so insecure and hurt,' said Stone

Annabel Nugent
Sunday 13 September 2020 10:50
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Sharon Stone has said she has “empathy” for Trump, stating that she thinks “he’s had some childhood trauma”.

When asked about her views on the controversial president, the Basic Instinct star divulged, “Actually, I have empathy for him because it’s heartbreaking to watch.”

Stone told The Telegraph, “I think he’s had some childhood trauma. I look at this man and it feels to me like whatever his traumas are, he is torturing and hurting himself.”

The 62-year-old went on to say the same might be true of Trump’s voting base too, “It’s affecting so many people that are coming out in support [of] him, with Nazi masks and all that stuff.

“Those are also people who have a heartbreaking level of internal rage, and that rage comes from feeling so insecure and so hurt.”

Stone rose to fame after the release of Basic Instinct in 1992

In the same interview, Stone voiced her support of actor Johnny Depp in regards to his recent libel trial against The Sun’s publishers. Depp sued the newspaper after it referred to him as a “wife beater” in a column, following  domestic abuse allegations made against him by his ex-wife Amber Heard.

The Pirates of the Caribbean actor is defending himself against accusations of domestic violence, alleging that it was Heard who had been abusive in the relationship.

“I’ve known Johnny from when he was a kid and he’s a terrific guy: sweet and nice and very warm and generous. So I have a feeling it’s more about this young lady,” said Stone.

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