Actor-comedian Tim Allen spoke about his political beliefs and his thoughts on President Donald Trump in a recent interview.
When the conservative star of the sitcom “Last Man Standing” was addressed by Entertainment Weekly about previous assumptions that he was a Trump supporter, he responded by saying that “it's a very loaded question” but that “maybe it took this type of guy to get stuff done.”
“Politically I'm kind of an anarchist if you see my stand-up. I'm for responsible government that actually does what we pay them to do. I've worked different jobs and I've had a colorful past and I pay a lot in taxes. I wish we got more for our money. Whatever political party is for more responsible use of our money — that's all I meant.”
“I've met [Trump] at the charity event years ago, and that certainly doesn't fit with the man who tweets,” Allen continued. "I've met a lot of people in private whose public persona is a bit off. My perception is 'let's see what he gets done.'
“Let's stop banging on the pilot's door and trying to pull the guy out of his seat while he's still flying,” he added. “You might not like how he's flying the plane, but let's let him land it.”
"Do I like him or agree with him? ... I don't know. Somebody got this NAFTA thing done. How did that happen? It's like a slight of hand with this dude. There's this smoke and smelly food but over here he just fixed a pothole.
The theater of this is fascinating. He doesn't do it very attractively but you don't even realize the economy is doing better. Is it? There's so much drama. Maybe it took this type of guy to get stuff done because it was so stuck in the mud. I'm just watching the theater of it and trying to keep my personal opinions out of it."
He emphasized to the outlet that “Last Man Standing” is “not a political show.”
Stunned and blindsided by the network I called home for the last six years. #lastmanstanding
— Tim Allen (@ofctimallen) May 16, 2017
“I'm an ABC guy from way back with 'Home Improvement.' That's like my family. I want ABC to do well. I love everybody at ABC,” Allen said. “I was shocked when we got canned when we did because we weren't finished — that's where my frustration came from.”
Watch Allen talk about the return of “Last Man Standing” below:
The show was picked up by Fox, and Season 7 will air September 28.