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'Oil industry's the villain - not Trump', says Brosnan

Brosnan: “He has to support the rallying call of young people.” Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Brosnan: “He has to support the rallying call of young people.” Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Pierce Brosnan has said he thinks what Donald Trump has done for the US economy is "very good", in an apparent change of heart after previously condemning the president.

The 007 star once suggested he might leave the US after Trump was elected.

However, in an interview with The Hill's In The Know section, he said: "I think what he's done for the economy is very good.

"People are working again, and that's a step in the right direction," the Meath actor (inset) added.

"This country is part of my life. I'm an American citizen.

Happiness

"I love America and America's been very good to me.

"And I want to see happiness come back into our society."

Brosnan, a long-time environmental activist, did also add that Trump must "pay attention" to the problem of climate change.

"He has to support the rallying call of young people," he said.

"He has to get rid of the coal business, the oil business.

"It's just devouring the Earth around us. And there are other ways. We've seen it from other societies, other cultures."

Brosnan's remarks contrast with those he made when discussing Trump last year in a magazine interview.

"That man has torn this country apart and you have to work out how much longer you can stay here," the actor said at the time.

Brosnan told In The Know he was "biding his time" before deciding who he would be voting for in the forthcoming 2020 presidential election.

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