Problematic Oscar winner Casey Affleck recently discovered his film and television production company, The Affleck/Middleton Project, donated $5,000 to Donald Trump’s presidential transition efforts. He tells BuzzFeed News, however, that he is “in dismay” and “was not aware of the donation.”
“I am appalled that a donation may have been made in my company’s name by someone I work with,” Affleck told BuzzFeed. “I had no knowledge of it, was never asked, and never would have authorized it. I will get to the bottom of it. The policies of the Trump administration, and the values they represent, are antithetical to everything I believe in.”
He is a vocal opponent of Trump and his administration, telling the Independent Spirit Awards crowd just this weekend:
“The policies of this administration are abhorrent and they won’t last. They’re really un-American,” the actor said.
The mixup came from his Affleck/Middleton partner producer John Powers Middleton.
While Affleck opposes the president’s policies, his business partner is a known supporter of the Republican Party who reportedly donated $220,000 to a pro-Trump super-PAC.
Seems… like it would be strained relationship to me. Might want to rethink that going forward…
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