Filmmaker Ron Howard reveals what Hollywood really thinks about Trump

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard didn’t mince words when asked why people in his industry tend to oppose President Donald Trump

Howard, whose 2001 film “A Beautiful Mind” won Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Director, said many of his colleagues know Trump from the president’s own career in the entertainment industry. Trump starred in the long-running reality TV show “The Apprentice” and has made multiple cameos in television and movies. 

So when asked why Hollywood tends to oppose the president, Howard tweeted: 

While Howard is known for his Democratic politics ― even resurrecting some of his old characters in a 2008 campaign spot for former President Barack Obama ― that hasn’t always been the case. Howard said his first presidential vote was for President Richard M. Nixon in 1972. 

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LOS ANGELES - JULY 30: ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW. From left: Ron Howard with his father, Rance Howard between takes of episode, 'Mr. McBeevee'. Image dated July 30, 1962. (Photo by CBS via Getty Images) *** local caption *** Rance Howard;Ron Howard
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 23: Actor Rance Howard, guest, Cheryl Howard and director Ron Howard arrive at the premiere of 'Cinderella Man' at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on May 23, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Rance Howard and Ron Howard at the The Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Director Ron Howard, who won the Best Director and Best Picture Academy Awards for his film "A Beautiful Mind" at the 74th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, poses with father Rance Howard (L) at the Governor's Ball following the ceremony March 24, 2002. REUTERS/Fred Prouser FSP/SV
UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - MAY 23: Actor Rance Howard and director Ron Howard arrive at the premiere of 'Cinderella Man' at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on May 23, 2005 in Universal City, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Rance Howard and son Ron Howard during 'Cinderella Man' Los Angeles Premiere at Gibsob Amphitheater in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 15: (L-R) Director Ron Howard, Rance Howard's wife Judy, actor Rance Howard, and retired astronaut Buzz Aldrin pose at the special screening of THINKFilm's 'In The Shadow Of The Moon' in the Clarity Screening Room on August 15, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for THINKFilm)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Rance Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ron Howard attend the 'Long Live Imagination' campaign screening of 'When You Find Me' at the American Museum of Natural History on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Rance Howard, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Ron Howard attend the 'Long Live Imagination' campaign screening of 'When You Find Me' at the American Museum of Natural History on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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