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Jennifer Lawrence knows what she'd say to Trump if they ever met

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Jennifer Lawrence has never met President Donald Trump, but she already has a response ready for if that time ever comes.

In the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner was asked if she’d want to meet the sitting president. “I think so,” she said. “I’ve got a pretty good speech. And it ends with a martini to the face. I have something to say for all of them. I watch different characters on the news, and I’m like, ‘You just wait.'”

Lawrence said she’s “definitely” prepared for a meeting, should one arise. “Oh, my God, I’ve been waiting for this moment,” she added. “I’ll give you a hint — it’s not nice. You wouldn’t want me to say it to you.”

For better or worse, we don’t have to think too much on what that might entail. She told Graham Norton last year that she ended up at the same concert with Trump. “So I had my full security, I was like, ‘Find Donald Trump,’” Lawrence said. “I was adamant on finding him and making a video of me going, ‘Hey, Trump. F– you!’” The mother! star also called “Mother Nature’s rage and wrath” a response to Trump’s election and Trump’s presidency “the end of the world.”

“Do not let this defeat you — let this enrage you!” the actress wrote after Trump was voted into office. “Let it motivate you! Let this be the fire you didn’t have before. If you are an immigrant, if you are a person of color, if you are LGBTQ+, if you are a woman — don’t be afraid, be loud!”

Addressing this political frustration with THR, Lawrence noted how she turned her anger into action.

“I’ve started with simply trying to raise money for the organization [Represent.Us] that I’m on the board of directors of. And then I’m going to go on campus tours,” she said. “I want to be talking to high schoolers and college students. I want to travel around to the areas I’m from so that people realize that corruption is a completely nonpartisan issue. And we want to hold a press conference where the only people who are asking the questions are the high schoolers and the college students.

“I would [also] love to help pass a bundle of laws [against government corruption]. We’d be able to pass state-by-state legislation to help [stop] corruption in our government,” she continued. “I would love to pass laws that help celebrity parents be able to take their kids to places without having to worry about paparazzi.”

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