Matt Damon: Obama’s ‘Manhood’ Threatened By NSA Scandal, Is Being ‘Bullied’ Into Tough Response

In an interview for The Guardian Weekend magazine, actor Matt Damon recently weighed in with his thoughts on how President Barack Obama has handled the scandals that have engulfed his administration since the spring. Damon, a vocal supporter of the president since his 2008 campaign for national office, said that Obama is overcompensating for his lack of military background with his tough response to controversies like how the government is responding to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The actor said that Obama is allowing himself to “get bullied” and is acting as though is “manhood” has been challenged.

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“It just seems to have taken this weird, Orwellian turn,” Damon said of how the federal government has responded to the leaks Snowden facilitated. “It’s surreal. I don’t know where we are now.”

“I think it’s tough for guys who weren’t in the military,” Damon continued. “One, their manhood is kind of challenged on some level, I imagine, and they allow themselves to get bullied. And two, they’re just politically afraid of either looking soft or looking incompetent, so they overcompensate.”

h/t The New Republic

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