It’s been a rough week for Donald Trump, but one thing he can take solace in: He’s got the support of Lindsay Lohan.
During a Facebook Live Q&A session this week with the Daily Mail, the controversy-ridden celebrity and Mean Girls actress spoke out in defense of the President. “I think always in the public eye you’re going to be scrutinized,” she said to Femail Editor Charlie Lankston. “He is the president—we have to join him. If you can’t beat him, join him.”
Lohan said she’s afraid to return to New York City, where the interview was conducted, because of her recent interest in Islam. The celebrity was last spotted palling around with Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, and strongly hinted that she may be converting to Islam. Her publicist denied this in a statement, but the soul-searching Lohan was adamant that she was interested in the religion.
“It’s a process to convert to anything,” she said. “I respect all religions… it’s a beautiful religion and I am a very spiritual person. It’s something I’ve been studying.”
She said that converting to Islam was definitely a possibility, and that nothing was off the table.
“Anything’s possible,” she said. “This is more of a personal journey. A lot of different religions and spiritualities appeal to me.”
The actress made an appeal for President Trump to visit Turkey and follow the country’s lead on accepting Syrian refugees—Turkey has taken in 2.7 million people from Syria.
“I think it would be a positive thing for America to show their care and support, and for him to experience what it’s like for these people… experience how giving Turkey has been to the refugees and how many they have welcomed in,” she said.
Lohan denied that she was making these statements as a publicity stunt, and said she was still keen on making movies.
She did not address the recent military coup in Turkey, which has led to a radical shift of power into Erdogan’s control. Numerous local journalists have been arrested and members of the country’s judiciary and universities have been removed from their publicly appointed positions.
“Erdogan has a very big heart, and his country stands by him,” she stated. “I think we all need to unite like that.”
It’s easy to unite under a country under the barrel of a gun, but Lohan probably isn’t interested in such subtle distinctions.