Actor Tim Allen, 67, says that he “kind of liked” that former President Donald Trump “pissed people off.”
Allen, who famously attended Trump’s 2017 inauguration, made the remarks during a recent interview on Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast.
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Allen, an outspoken conservative actor on Fox’s hit TV show “Last Man Standing,” said that he was able to appreciate how Trump angered some people in the United States during his tenure in the White House.
“Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that,” he said. “So it was fun to just not say anything. Didn’t join in the lynching crowd.”
He also said that the concept of taxes pushed him to move to the right and that he refers to himself as a fiscal conservative.
“I just don’t like — once I started making money — I had this silent partner that took almost half of my money and never gave me anything for it,” he said. “That was the taxes. I’ve never liked taxes. Whoever takes the taxes and never tells me what they did with it. I’m a fiscal conservative person with money. That’s it.”
Allen continued, “Never liked taxes. Never liked what they do with taxes and the bulls**t on both sides. It’s not their money.”
“I literally don’t preach anything,” he added. “What I’ve done is just not joined into, as I call it, the ‘we culture.’ I’m not telling anybody else how to live. I don’t like that, ‘We should do this,’ or ‘We should do that.'”
Allen concluded that while he has been cordial with former President Bill Clinton and his wife, former secretary of state and failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, he didn’t think the latter should have been president.
He also said that there’s nothing personal in politics, and sometimes you just have to wait your turn to get what you want.
“In the end, you go the other direction,” he explained. “There’s nothing personal about it. If you don’t like it then wait till the next election.”