Remember all the liberal celebrities who swore they would leave the country of Trump won the 2016 election? One of them might finally be doing it. Matt Damon is reportedly moving his family to Australia. We wish him well.
The New York Post reports:
Matt Damon moving family to Australia because of Trump
Matt Damon is moving his family to Australia — in part because the liberal star’s fed up with President Trump.
Damon, 47, reportedly has purchased a property in Byron Bay, New South Wales, according to Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph. The home’s next door to a place owned by Chris Hemsworth — with whom Damon recently appeared in “Thor: Ragnarok.”
A source exclusively tells Page Six: “Matt’s telling friends and colleagues in Hollywood that he’s moving the family to Australia” because the activist actor disagrees with Trump’s policies. The president’s frequently butted heads with liberal Hollywood A-listers including Meryl Streep. The source added, “Matt’s saying the move will not impact his work — as he will travel to wherever his projects are shooting. He’s also telling friends he wants to have a safe place to raise his kids.” Damon has four children with wife Luciana Barroso.
This could also have something to do with the fact that Damon has been heavily criticized by members of the #MeToo movement for saying insensitive things over the last year. Claiming that he’s leaving because of Trump would be an easy way for him to deflect criticism of himself and gain favor with the left.