Robert Redford backs Biden, says “another four years of this would degrade our country beyond repair”

In a new Op-Ed for CNN, actor Robert Redford backs Joe Biden for President and explains his rationale.

Most of the article is dedicated to criticism of President Trump and talking about what he considers a lack of “moral compass.”

Redford also makes the case that Trump is hurting the environment.

Redford writes:

Instead of a president who says we’re all in it together, we have a president who’s in it for himself.

Instead of words that uplift and unite, we hear words that inflame and divide.
When someone retweets (and then deletes) a video of a supporter shouting “white power” or calls journalists “enemies of the state,” when he turns a lifesaving mask against contagion into a weapon in a culture war, when he orders the police and the military to tear gas peaceful protestors so he can wave a Bible at the cameras, he sacrifices — again and again — any claim to moral authority.

Another four years of this would degrade our country beyond repair.

The toll it’s taking is almost biblical: fires and floods, a literal plague upon the land, an eruption of hatred that’s being summoned and harnessed, by a leader with no conscience or shame.

Four more years would accelerate our slide toward autocracy. It would be taken as free license to punish more so-called “traitors” and wage more petty vendettas — with the full weight of the Justice Department behind them.

Four more years would mean open season on our environmental laws. The assault has been ongoing — it started with abandoning the historic agreement that the world made in Paris to combat climate change, and continued, just last month, with using the pandemic as cover to let industries pollute as they see fit.

Four more years would bring untold damage to our planet — our home.

America is still a world power. But in the past four years, it has lost its place as a world leader. A second term would embolden enemies and further weaken our standing with our friends.