Kristin Davis rocked a "Love Trumps Hate" button on Election Day.
The “Sex and the City” star hasn’t exactly lived up to that sentiment since then.
Davis recently opened up to People Magazine about how many photographs of Hillary Clinton adorned her home prior to Election Day. The actress’ daughter figured the two were besties due to all the Clinton snapshots.
Clinton’s loss meant a “teachable moment” between mother and child.
“I had to tell her that we didn’t win and you don’t always get what you want and that it doesn’t mean that things won’t be great,” she says. “And that we’ll still be active and fight for the things we believe in.”
That’s what Davis told People Magazine. The sentiment seemed sincere, and it was, indeed, a fine parenting moment. Heck, in our participation trophy age, showing a child how to deal with adversity is a wonderful thing.
The star shared another side of her post-election grief recently. And the whole “Love Trumps Hate” meme didn’t quite describe it. Here’s part of her conversation with WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll about her reaction to Donald Trump’s Election Day victor.
“Right now I want to be in the bubble. I don’t want to talk to any Trump people…My initial thoughts [after the election] was that I wanted to move to the woods and learn to shoot a gun. The fear of what is happening and how am I going to make sure that no one hurts my child, even in a subtle way, which was already a fear I had honestly, but it just became so, so heightened.”
A more “loving” response might involve getting to know those “Trump people.” Maybe Davis could learn why they voted as they did. Perhaps both she and her daughter would learn the frustrations of those willing outside what she dubbed her “bubble.”
She might even figure out why Clinton was rejected despite near universal support from Hollywood, academia and news outlets.
That would trump hate, no?