Robert Redford blames President Donald Trump's shocking election win last year on America losing its 'moral foundation.'
'We let him come to where he is,' Redford said during an interview with Esquire magazine published on Wednesday. 'He’s our fault—that’s how I see it.'
The 81-year-old actor, who is promoting his latest film -Our Souls at Night- lamented the fact that the discourse in America today has gotten so toxic, it created room for a figure like Trump to emerge as a plausible President.
Robert Redford receives the Golden Lion Lifetime Achievement Award during the 74th Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2017 in Venice, Italy
'Politics right now is in a very dark place, and I think the only place for me is to do what I do—make films, create art, watch it as it evolves,' he said.
'Right now it’s like Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall, and a great fall is happening. The behavior seems to be really dumb.'
At times, Redford struck a measured and insightful tone, questioning America's ability to self-reflect