Director Oliver Stone said he regrets voting for Joe Biden in the 2020 election, warning that the president is dragging the country into a potential World War III with Russia.
“I voted for him — I made a mistake!” Stone said in a new interview with actor Russell Brand.
Stone expressed his voter’s remorse by slamming the Biden administration’s handling of the war in Ukraine.
“This is a potential World War III,” the two-time Oscar-winning director said. “This is the same situation as World War I, in a sense. The stupidity of it — because of the alliances and the fears and the built-up phobias. If we don’t stop this, what Biden is doing, I voted for him — I made a mistake! — thinking that he was an old man now that he would calm down, he’d be more mellow and so forth. I didn’t see that at all.”
"I voted for him – I made a mistake!" @TheOliverStone flags his concerns about the US's involvement in the Ukraine & Russia war – don't miss our full conversation streaming SOON on Rumble pic.twitter.com/FW3TXBjRm7
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) July 28, 2023
He added: “I see a man [Biden] who maybe is not in charge of his own administration. Who knows [if] he’s going to fall down somewhere. It seems that he’s dragging us stupidly into a confrontation with a power that’s not going to give.”
Stone interviewed Russia’s Vladimir Putin for his four-part Showtime docuseries The Putin Interviews in 2017.
Though he opposed former President Donald Trump, Stone lashed out at Twitter in 2021 over its decision to ban Trump, calling the move “shocking” while also criticizing the country’s growing trend toward censorship, which is being carried out by social media companies at the behest of the Biden administration.
President Biden has boasted of his commitment to ongoing military aid to Ukraine — now at $43 billion and counting. He has admitted to causing a shortage of ammunition for U.S. servicemembers with this aid — offering this admission, bizarrely, as a justification for sending cluster bombs, which will likely harm civilians for years to come.