In Trump's America, I Am Forced to Agree With Ansel Elgort

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Actor, DJ, and German Prince of Dread Ansel Elgort does not like Donald Trump. This, by all logic, would mean that I can no longer in good conscience keep Ansel Elgort at the top of my long list of personal enemies, just one of many things—alongside happiness, my desire to have children, and a sense of personal and global security—that Trump’s election has taken away from me these past two weeks.


In an interview with Cosmopolitan, Ansel said he feels “for the first time, ashamed to be an American” after the country elected Trump. Ansel, we have so much in common. Bile is rising in my throat! I love this!

We live in a bubble of progression, and over the last eight years, we’ve been a country of progression. And Donald Trump as a figurehead is the opposite of that — he’s regression, he’s taking a step backward. As America, we aren’t the country that we should be with Donald Trump as president. Young people are this country, and we need to speak out. We need to also act out, and anything that Trump does, anything he’s trying to do that we don’t agree with or anything this country is doing in general that we don’t agree with, we need to protest, we need to make our voices heard. And that has to go beyond Twitter — for me as well.

Ansel tells Cosmo that his friend Shailene is in “high spirits” after getting arrested at the Dakota XL Pipeline protests, and notes that he’d like to do something charitable, because his voice is very “powerful” on that front.

I’d like to do something that hits close to home. I think my voice would be great as a protestor but also it would be, and has been, very powerful for charity. I’d like to do something for inner-city schools and education for young people because it’s constantly being cut.

That’s nice, I suppose! What are all these black spots in my vision, oh my god, I can’t feel my knees? Am I underwater? It’s so cold?

Also in the interview, Ansel clarifies whether he’s still a fan of Chipotle. The answer is, sorry Chipotle, not as much!!! “It hasn’t been quite the same,” Ansel notes. “I’m a big fan of Shake Shack. I get a double Shack burger, cheese fries, and a vanilla milkshake.”


We’re all on the same side now, and it is difficult to bear.

Ellie is a freelance writer and former senior writer at Jezebel. She is pursuing a master's degree in science journalism at Columbia University in the fall.


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I’ve literally lost my annoyance for anyone that voted for Hillary. That co-worker I think is kind of an asshole but posted an article about how we can’t normalize Trump? We’re cool. That roommate my boyfriend had who used his OCD as an excuse to be a terrible person (bro, I get that you need to throw away anything that touches the floor, but if you’re throwing away people’s pots and groceries, you need to offer to replace them not just pretend you don’t know where they went) but voted for Hillary? Guess he’s not the worst after all. My ex-boyfriend that made everything about him and his delicate feelings but then if I ever got upset about how he kept talking about how hot and cool my best friend was called me crazy? I still don’t want to spend time with him, but none of my angry energy is going his way anymore.