ACTOR BRYAN CRANSTON DEFENDS PRESIDENT TRUMP, ‘BREAKING BAD’-STYLE (NSFW)
President Donald Trump has found a supporter in actor Bryan Cranston, and like his “Breaking Bad” character Walter White, his defense of Trump’s efforts are decidedly not-safe-for-work.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cranston attacks the hypocrisy of those who are rooting for Trump to fail. Even though he was a vocal opponent of Donald Trump before the election, he is now on the Trump Train.
“I don’t want him to fail. I want him to succeed. I do. I honestly do,” Cranston insisted. “If he fails, the country is in jeopardy. It would be egotistical for anyone to say, ‘I hope he fails.’ To that person I would say, f**k you. Why would you want that? So you can be right?”
Ashley Lee of The Hollywood Reporter has more.
It’s just astonishing to me. President Trump is not the person who I wanted to be in that office, and I’ve been very open about that. That being said, he is the president. If he fails, the country is in jeopardy. It would be egotistical for anyone to say, “I hope he fails.” To that person I would say, fuck you. Why would you want that? So you can be right?
I don’t want him to fail. I want him to succeed. I do. I honestly do. … And if you’ve got a good idea that helps the country, oh man, I’m gonna support you. I don’t care if you’re a Republican and I’m a Democrat or whatever, I don’t care. A good idea’s a good idea. Let’s do that. We’ve got to get away from this idea that our country is political football, and someone with a different opinion is the enemy. Assume they love this country as much as you do, and there’s always room for improvement. How can we make it better?
Even though he defends Trump, it isn’t a blanket endorsement. He has concerns about our military action in the Middle East, an issue addressed in his film Last Flag Flying.
Yeah. I think we should all be anti-war, I think that should be our knee-jerk reaction. Diplomatic means to the very end should be explored, and war should be the absolute last option. And with Afghanistan and Iraq and now Syria, and it’s like, oh my god, when is it going to end?
But what I think is wrong is the logic that if you’re against the war, then you’re against the troops. They’re not mutually exclusive. You can separate that. I just did a USO tour, and this generation has received a lot of comments that malign their character, like, “These lazy millennials just want to show up and get a trophy.” And what I found was just the opposite. The enlisted men and women that I met — mostly in the Army and Air Force, but some Navy and Marine — they were sharp, noble, energetic, courteous, thoughtful, duty-bound and patriotic.
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