Kristen Stewart Recalls Trump's 2012 Robert Pattinson Tweets, But Spins The Memory Into Something Constructive
If you were hoping to gain some more confidence about the man currently running the United States of America, the following memory probably won't serve you. Now that you've been warned, let's go back to the fall of 2012, a time in which Trump had his sights set on a topic that he must have deemed incredibly important. Because it was all he could talk — er, tweet — about. That topic was Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson's relationship. In 2012, Trump sent out a series of tweets knocking Stewart. Nearly five years after the fact, and on the day of that same man's presidential inauguration, Stewart reminisced on the absurdity of Trump's tweets, the current political situation, and what we can do to move forward during an interview with Variety.
While promoting her new short film (and directorial debut), the actor told Variety, “[Trump] was mad at me a couple years ago, really obsessed with me a couple years ago, which is f*cking crazy." She added,
“I can’t even understand it. I literally cannot even understand it. It’s such far-out concept that I don’t want to believe that actually is happening. It’s insane.”
Keep in mind that in October 2012, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were in a presidential race, but somehow the Twilight co-stars' romance took precedence. For a future politician, this does seem particularly absurd. Not to mention that Trump far exceeds the median age of those interested in an off-screen Twilight pairing.
Reasons for why the tweets are bizarre could go on (and on), but Stewart notes that back in 2012, they didn't hold as much weight. Coming from some rich guy that helmed The Apprentice, they were simply odd, albeit insensitive. "At that point, he was just, like, a reality star. I had no reference," she said. "It wasn’t like really a thing. But in retrospect, somebody reminded me of that and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, you’re right!'”
See the series of Trump's declarations regarding Stewart below.
He even wrote directly to Pattinson (without actually tagging him in the tweet).
And that's not even the end...
But wait, there's still more.
When asked if Stewart had anything to share with other young women, who Variety’s Elizabeth Wagmeister said might be "scared now with our new president," the actor replied, “Ladies, stand up for yourself!” Though she said it half-jokingly, and with a laugh, the sentiment is a valuable one. Especially coming from Stewart, an actor that young women grew up watching on the big screen.
As for her last piece of sound advice, the actor shared, “I’ve never been the most politically charged person, but I think at this point, it’s not political. It’s f*cking so humanitarian." She added,
"I would just say be a part of what you believe in, whichever way that is. I’m not going to tell anyone how to feel, but I’m pretty sure that we all feel the same way.”
"He’s probably, like, going to tweet about this," the actor quipped, referencing her interview. As Trump gets settled in at the White House, let's hope he has more pressing matters this time around.