Robert Redford CNN, Robert Redford says bigotry, fear of change and a determination to personally destroy President Barack Obama have paralyzed the U.S. government.
Women and young people are the answer to fixing the gridlock that has partially shut down Washington, the actor told CNN on Tuesday.
“Give them the reins,” Redford said. “I think they can do better than we have.”
Redford, 77, sat down with CNN’s Nischelle Turner to talk about his new film, “All Is Lost,” which he agreed could serve as an analogy to the shutdown crisis.
In the movie, Redford plays a lone sailor struggling to stay alive after his sailboat is crippled by a collision with a container ship.
“At a certain point, I think, when things really get awful, when things get really bad and all seems to be lost — there’s no hope, there’s no possibility — then a lot of people quit,” Redford said about his character. “They say, ‘What’s the point?’ and they quit. And others keep going for no other reason than that.”