Jennifer Lawrence says she ‘grew up Republican’ but Trump ‘changed everything’

Jennifer Lawrence is hustling for change in America.

The “American Hustle” star said Wednesday she was “a little Republican” before President Trump won the White House in 2016.


“I grew up Republican,” the Oscar winner, 30, told Heather McMahan on the “Absolutely Not” podcast while discussing Represent Us, a non-partisan organization Lawrence has been a board member of since 2017.

“My first time voting, I voted for John McCain. I was a little Republican," said the Kentucky native, acknowledging that she has since “changed my politics."

Jennifer Lawrence

“I was fortunate to grow up in a Republican house where I could see, I can see the fiscal benefits of some of the Republican policies,” Lawrence recalled. “I could also see the social issues weren’t in line with my views."

The “Red Sparrow” star said that Trump’s election “just changed everything."

“An impeached president who’s broken many laws and has refused to condemn white supremacy, it feels like there’s been a line drawn in the sand and I ... don’t think it’s right. It just changes things for me,” she explained.

Lawrence and McMahan, who also grew up Republican and is voting for Democratic candidate Joe Biden, agreed that voting for the former “Apprentice” star is far and away from voting for McCain or former President George W. Bush.

“I don’t want to support a president who supports white supremacists,” said Lawrence. “It’s so hard to remember the days when [Barack] Obama was president and you woke up and you would go days, maybe weeks, without thinking about the president, because like everything was generally OK.”