It’s no secret that President Donald Trump loves to express his divisive opinions in 140 characters or less. But before Trump was sharing political thoughts, he was tweeting about celebrity gossip, including Kristen Stewart and her former relationship with Robert Pattinson. In the fall of 2012, President Trump tweeted a series of disparaging remarks about Stewart and the couple’s on-again, off-again relationship. “Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again–just watch. He can do much better,” President Trump tweeted.
It’s something Stewart hadn’t given much thought to until she was asked about it recently at the Sundance Film Festival during an interview with Variety. The 26-year-old actress, who was at the film festival to promote her short film Come Swim, spoke about the tweets Trump, the now President of the United States, directed at her back in 2012. “He was mad at me a couple years ago, really obsessed with me a couple years ago, which is f**king crazy,” Stewart told a reporter, only hours after his inauguration on Friday. “At that point, he was just, like, a reality star. I had no reference. 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!'”
The actress concluded by looking at the camera and offering a sarcastic hello to Trump. “He’s probably going to tweet about this,” she said with an air of exasperation.
When asked what she would tell young women who might be scared by the current political climate, Stewart offered up words of action. “I would just say be a part of what you believe in, whichever way that is,” she said. “I’m not going to tell anyone how to feel, but I’m pretty sure that we all feel the same way.”
To see the entire interview, watch the video below.
Kristen Stewart’s Hair Evolution, from Gothic Glamour to Blonde Buzz-Cut
Kristen Stewart received critical acclaim for her role in “Into The Wild,” and stellar marks for her beauty look at the premiere in 2007.
Rocking tousled locks, rosy cheeks and a subtle smoky eye, Stewart looked fresh and youthful in 2008.
Attending the screening of the ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ in New York City, Stewart wire her golden brown locks in a tousled boho braid with a red smoky eye and a nude lip.
At the “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” premiere, Stewart was a vision of romance with big soft curls, a light golden eye and a red lip.
Attending the Costume Institute Gala in New York City, Stewart let her bold purple eye makeup shine by pulling back her brown hair and keeping the rest of her makeup neutral.
Stewart looked like a rockstar at the premiere of Still Alice in 2014 with an edgy haircut and frosted blue eyeshadow.
A messy low ponytail perfectly complimented Stewart’s dramatic black winged smoky eye at the premiere of American Ultra in 2015.
At the New York Film Festival premiere of her latest film, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Stewart wore her bleach blonde hair in a short cut that showed off her playful pink makeup.
Attending the Film Independent at LACMA screening of her new film Personal Shopper, Stewart paired her chic black eyewear with a dark smoky eye and red lip while keeping her brunette pixie slicked back. (2017)
A daring new look for Stewart, the actress debuts her freshly buzzed platinum blonde hair at the IFC Films Personal Shopper premiere in Los Angeles in 2017.
Just before the 2018 Oscars, Stewart debuted a mullet.
Kristen Stewart and her mini rattail attended a photocall at the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 8, 2018.
Kristen Stewart’s take on a rockabilly quiff was front and center at a screening for *Knife + Heart (Un Couteau dans le Coeur) at the 71st Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2018.
Kristen Stewart’s dirty blonde coif was on display at the Chanel show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020 on March 05, 2019 in Paris, France.
Kristen Stewart’s fiery tips and bleached brows shocked the crowd at the 2019 Met Gala celebrating “Camp: Notes on Fashion” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Kristen Stewart wore a slicked back pink pompadour fastened with black barrettes during the 45th Deauville American Film Festival on September 13, 2019 in Deauville, France.
Kristen Stewart is still growing out her formerly blonde pixie now that Charlie’s Angels is in theaters.
From ‘Twilight’ to Chanel: Kristen Stewart Grows Up
“It shouldn’t be embarrassing because I was so young,” Stewart told Marie Claire UK of photos that remain from her child-star days. And yet, she says, it is.
Kristen Stewart at the premiere of Panic Room in Los Angeles, California, March 18, 2002. Photo by SGranitz/WireImage.
Three years later, Stewart starts to work with her hair but still keeps her wardrobe choices fairly neutral. Kristen Stewart at a screening of Fierce People at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, New York, April 2005. Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images.
With the premiere of Into the Wild, Stewart starts to dabble in high fashion — here, with an ultra-feminine Rodarte frock.
Kristen Stewart in Rodarte at the Los Angeles premiere of Into the Wild in Los Angeles, California, September 2007. Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images.
Newly brunette, Stewart arrives at the VMAs in Derek Lam to present alongside her Twilight cast mates.
Kristen Stewart in Derek Lam at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, September 2008. Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage.
Stewart makes a rare foray into color with this bright teal and green Proenza sweater and skirt, showing off a freshly bobbed hair style.
Kristen Stewart in Proenza Schouler at a Twilight Saga: New Moon event in London, England, November 2009. Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage.
Stewart plays up the Hollywood glam look with a red lip and smoky eye at a Cinema Society screening.
Kristen Stewart in Valentino at the Cinema Society’s Welcome to the Rileys screening in New York, New York, October 2010. Photo by Getty Images.
Stewart’s red carpet looks become more dramatic, and more sophisticated, as she neared the end of her Twilight tenure — often favoring black and dark neutrals. Kristen Stewart in Roberto Cavalli at the U.K. premiere of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 in London, England, November 2011. Photo by Getty Images.
Here, the gilt detailing and two-piece silhouette mark a departure from Stewart’s previous, more classically inspired looks.
Kristen Stewart in Balmain at the Australian premiere of Snow White and the Huntsman in Sydney, Australia, June 2012. Photo by Getty Images.
In recent years, Stewart has been known to favor menswear-inspired looks, but this 2012 ensemble is one of its first appearances.
Kristen Stewart in Balenciaga at the AFI premiere of On the Road in Hollywood, California, November 2012. Photo by Getty Images.
Prior to her fashionable friendship with Karl Lagerfeld, Stewart briefly favored Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad.
Kristen Stewart in Zuhair Murad at the premiere of Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in Los Angeles, California, November 2012. Photo by Getty Images.
The jumpsuit makes another appearance, albeit this time with a jewel-toned overhaul.
Kristen Stewart in Stella McCartney at the Costume Institute Gala in New York, New York, May 2013. Photo by Rabani and Solimene Photography/WireImage.
Since signing on as a face of Chanel, Stewart has started to wear Lagerfeld’s designs to nearly all her premieres and screenings — and the occasional posh luncheon.
Kristen Stewart in Chanel at the premiere of Equals in Venice, Italy, September 2015. Photo by John Rasimus/Barcroft Media.
Lagerfeld has recruited Stewart for campaigns — and to fill his front row.
Kristen Stewart in Chanel at the Chanel Metiers d’Art Fashion Show in Rom, Italy, December 2015. Photo by Getty Images.
Sometimes, the occasion just calls for “Ladies Who Lunch” — and when that look calls, Lagerfeld delivers.
Kristen Stewart in Chanel at the Film Society of Lincoln Center luncheon in New York, New York, January 2015. Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage.
And even after all these years, Stewart knows how to take it back to where it all started. Her look at this year’s Sundance festival nearly echoed her self-professed awkward phase of 15 years prior.
Kristen Stewart at the Sundance Film Festival’s Certain Women premiere in Park City, Utah, January 2016. Photo by Getty Images.
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