Actress Jane Fonda, once infamously referred to as “Hanoi Jane” after she posed on top of a North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gun in the midst of the Vietnam War, stated that President Trump “suffers from PTSD.”
Fonda, not satiated with her attack on Trump, also launched a broader assault on the “patriarchy,” intoning, “Martin Luther King said, ‘I don’t have to like you, but I have to love you.’ It’s not easy at this moment. We live in the patriarchy, and the patriarchy makes us think that empathy and love is weak, but it’s not. That is where our strength is. We have two strengths — there are more of us, and also we go forward with love and open minds and warm hearts.”
“The elections on Nov. 6 are the most important elections of my lifetime. So much depends on what happens,” said the actress. “It’s hard for me to breathe right now.” Fonda was on hand at Cannes head Thierry Fremaux’s hometown film festival to receive a career honor and to promote HBO’s Jane Fonda in Five Acts, but couldn’t help but talk about President Donald Trump.
The Hollywood Reported recorded that Fonda said that she had maintained close ties with friends in Georgia after living there for 20 years with former husband and CNN founder Ted Turner, but is no longer able to speak to some: “I love them, but I can’t talk to them anymore. And I will fight to my last breath to stop what they are trying to do.”
She also discussed her film Coming Home, the 1978 Vietnam veteran movie co-starring Jon Voight, and said that the diagnosis of PTSD didn’t exist then, adding that she believes President Trump suffers from the mental illness.
“I believe he suffers from PTSD because like many men he was, I believe, brutalized by his father when he was very, very young,” Fonda said. “And some men … lose empathy for others [and] also totally lack empathy. And he has been very brutal with his own sons. Father-son, father-son, it’s very sad. I hate this. I have empathy for him, it’s difficult, I try, I work at it.
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