The presidential election is less than a month away, and it seems like everyone has on opinion on the two polarizing candidates. At PEOPLE’s “Ones to Watch” party on Thursday night in Los Angeles, Entertainment Weekly hit the red carpet to ask the rising stars what they would you say to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton if they were given the chance.
Trevante Rhodes (Moonlight): “Nothing to Trump, I’m with her. Go get it girl, 100 percent.”
Katrina Law (Training Day): “I just hope people rise above the hate and the animosity and name-calling. I think a lot of people are hurting right now, and a lot of people are desperate to reach out for something different, and hopefully, they don’t do a desperate grab and grab the wrong thing.”
Daya (Musician): “I would like to say to Clinton to keep your head high, and everything is going to work out in the end. And she knows that, and everyone knows that, but we just cannot let Trump win.”
Simone Missick (Luke Cage): “I would want to tell one of them to give up, and the other to never give up, and I won’t say who.”
Philip Shea (Eyewitness): “In this moment, it’s kind of scary, there are a lot of things happening, there are a lot of things being said. There’s a certain candidate who is very threatening to people who are trying to have a positive social progression. Don’t fall for the fear. I think that what’s meant to be will happen, and I’m not afraid to say I’m with her.”
Angel Parker (The People v. O.J. Simpson): “Stop, just stop. Just let us get back to the business of running an amazing country and stop the bickering. I have a 10-year-old son, and I had to explain to him what Trump said. He’s 10, and he said, ‘What does his wife think?’ Smart kid. I just want all the debates to stop. It feels like a knockout round. It feels like a pay-per-view fight, not a presidential debate, but we’ll see. We’re resilient, we’re American. What are we going to do? It’ll be alright.”
Keltie Knight (LadyGang podcast): “I think that with Trump, I’m going to get myself in trouble. I think that people don’t understand how difficult it is already to be a woman and gain respect in whatever industry, whether it’s the entertainment industry or just life. Until you live your life as a woman and you’re judged on not only your brain and your work ethic and your dedication, but also on the length of your eyelashes, and how big your boobs are… Sex sells, and sexy girls win, and I just wish that he was setting a better example for that. Maybe I don’t agree with everything Clinton has done, but I really do appreciate that someone who is a woman, who has fought for respect the way women have had to do, is standing up for women.”