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Will Smith: America ‘Won’t And Can’t’ Elect Donald Trump

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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Will Smith said he has faith that Americans won’t elect Donald Trump president this November.

Will Smith

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The 47-year-old actor was promoting his latest film when he heavily criticized the Republican nominee for openly calling Rosie O’Donnell names. (RELATED: Angelina Jolie Has A Message For Donald Trump That He Won’t Like)

“For a man to be able to publicly refer to a woman as a fat pig, that makes me teary,” Smith said during a recent interview. “And for people to applaud, that is absolutely fucking insanity to me.”

“My grandmother would have smacked my teeth out of my head if I had referred to a woman as a fat pig. I cannot understand how people can clap for that. It’s absolutely collective insanity. If one of my sons, I am getting furious just thinking about it, if one of my sons said that in a public place, they couldn’t even live in my house anymore.”

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Smith said there is no way Trump will be elected president. (RELATED: Will Smith Makes Final Decision About His Presidential Run)

“For me, deep down in my heart, I believe that America won’t and we can’t [elect Trump],” he continued. “Of all the things he has said, and we could go through the laundry list, that was the one that was such an absolute illustration of a darkness of his soul. I just cannot figure out how people can clap for that.”

“I think as much as we want to believe that love is the greatest human motivator, it’s not. Fear is.”

“Fear is the most dangerous and powerful motivator because when a human being gets scared, fight or flight kicks in. And there is this really separatist non-inclusive xenophobic, racist wave that is sweeping the globe that is making us pull apart farther than putting us together.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S., July 29, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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“The importance of leaders is that they have to be level headed, they have to be calm, because when people get scared, they lose their morality and that reptile mind takes over,” he added. “It’s the type of thing that you see in all forms of nature, but our leaders can’t be that.”

Donald Trump addresses a crowd of supporters on July 27, 2016 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Getty Images)

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“So, we are not even going to pretend it is going to happen. I have faith in America. America has had really critical times but the good [people] tend to make their way to the top.” (RELATED: Will Smith: These ‘Crazy’ Presidential Candidates Are Going To Force Me To Run)