Jennifer Lawrence Has A Hunger Games Theory About Donald Trump

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Say what you will about the validity of celebrities weighing in on politics, some of them make good points. And we can't help but be amused by the commentary Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson gave Entertainment Weekly for this week's Mockingjay Part 2 cover story. They do, after all, star in a franchise about the intersection of government and reality television.

"If Donald Trump becomes president, that will be the end of the world," Lawrence said of the Celebrity Apprentice host-turned-Republican front-runner. OK, maybe that's exaggerating the case a little bit, Jen. We might be more inclined to believe Hutcherson's assessment: "It's a publicity stunt. It can't be real."

As viewers get hyped up to watch Lawrence's Katniss go head-to-head with President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the final Hunger Games installment (in theaters November 20), she makes a good point about our real-life hunger for televised spectacle, even if she might be joking.

"I genuinely believe that reality television has reached the ultimate place where now even things like this might just be for entertainment,” Lawrence told EW. "It's either that or it's Hillary's brilliant idea."

With her signature sarcasm, she added a more specific criticism of Trump's bombastic style: "I was watching him on the campaign trail and one guy said, 'I love Donald Trump because he's saying everything I'm thinking and I just can't say it because of the PC factor.' And I'm thinking, 'You are absolutely right. That's who I want representing my country, somebody politically incorrect. That will just be perfect."
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