Published December 21, 2011
Once one of Obama’s biggest cheerleaders, Damon slammed the president in a new interview with Elle magazine.
“I’ve talked to a lot of people who worked for Obama at the grassroots level,” he said. “One of them said to me, ‘Never again. I will never be fooled again by a politician.’
“You know, a one-term president with some balls who actually got stuff done would have been, in the long run of the country, much better,” he added.
Speaking on the Occupy protests, Damon added: “"If the Democrats think that they didn't have a mandate -- people are literally without any focus or leadership, just wandering out into the streets to yell right now because they are so pissed off. Imagine if they had a leader."
It’s not the first time the Oscar-nominated actor has criticized Obama.
Last year, Damon said Obama “misinterpreted his mandate” by extending the Bush-era tax cuts.
Obama, in response, joked about Damon’s comments at the White House Correspondent’s Ball.
“I've even let down my key core constituency: movie stars. Just the other day, Matt Damon – I love Matt Damon, love the guy – Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance. Well, Matt, I just saw "The Adjustment Bureau," so right back atcha, buddy."