Jamie Lee Curtis wasn’t just angry, she was “infuriated” when she took to Instagram to defend Lindsay Lohan against Donald Trump‘s lewd and inappropriate comments about a then “troubled” 18-year-old Lohan.
“I was appalled. I was infuriated,” Curtis tells reporters at the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Once Upon a Time Gala on Saturday night in Los Angeles. “All of this racist, misogynist bile that comes out of this man’s mouth is a general bile. It’s the bad smell in the room.”
It wasn’t the first time that the Republican presidential nominee had said something that upset Curtis, but now the comments centered on someone she deeply cared for.
“I feel strongly about womankind when I hear him spew,” she continues. “But he spoke about somebody that I actually know and love, someone very close to me, and it infuriated me.”
Curtis was referring to comments made about her Freaky Friday costar by the now 70-year-old real estate mogul in a 2004 interview on The Howard Stern Show. Trump suggested that the then-teenager is “deeply troubled and therefore great in bed.”
“How come the deeply troubled women, you know, deeply, deeply troubled, they’re always the best in bed?” Trump asked Stern. “It’s just unbelievable. You don’t want to be with them for long term, but for the short term there’s nothing like it.”
This type of talk was unacceptable according to Curtis.
“He was talking about a young girl who was in trouble and making lewd, sexual conquest-y remarks,” she says. “I’m not running for office, nor am I a prude, but what he was saying was vile because he was saying he would take advantage of her in her condition, in her youth and difficulty — and you tell me one teenager that any of you know that hasn’t had some difficulty. It upset me, and I merely said something about it.”
Curtis said that Lohan appreciated the fact that she had come to her defense and that the two connected after the tapes were resurfaced.
“You know, she and I have a wonderful relationship,” Curtis says. “It was personal. It would be as if he was talking about my own daughter, although obviously if he went after my daughter I would be somewhere in his face right now. I care about [Lindsay] a lot, and I felt that what he said was disgusting. And it made me angry, and I think we should all be angry.”
Her ultimate call to action? Get out and vote.
“I think we need to keep the fire burning and say ‘enough is enough’ and exercise our power by our vote,” Curtis shares. “I voted today.”
The responsibility on the shoulders of a nominee is high and Curtis doesn’t take that lightly, which is why her name won’t appear on any ballots soon.
“I wouldn’t [run] because I have probably said and done things my whole life that — that would come back to haunt me, and I have no interest in that,” she says. “I don’t need to do that.”