Showtime’s Homeland star Mandy Patinkin launched a tirade against President Donald Trump over his attitude toward the U.S. intelligence services, describing his administration as a “cancer that affects the world globally.”
Patinkin delivered his rant during the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday, suggesting that Trump’s trust in the intelligence services on issues such as the Iranian and Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election was inconsistent.
“That doesn’t work.” The 67-year-old actor, who plays the role of Middle East Division Chief of the CIA Saul Berenson the award winning Showtime drama, added that he hopes the eighth and final season of Homeland will encourage people to vote and to think more critically about who they vote for and ultimately “change the course of humanity,” presumably by voting for Democratic candidates.
“My passion about this … is a plea to people who watch Homeland all over the world to use not just their imaginations, or their escape mechanism in watching it, but to use their minds in seeking out what they believe is the truth as opposed to false information,” Patinkin said.
The eighth and final season of Homeland will premiere Tuesday, February 9th on Showtme.