Anyone who has watched Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing” sitcom knows that his character gets political — even though Allen says the show itself is not political but rather reflects the amount of politics that come up in normal conversations.
Now Allen is finally opening up about his personal views on politics and President Trump — something quite dangerous to do in Hollywood if you’re not a staunch Democrat.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly about his show’s reboot on Fox, Allen commented, “Politically I’m kind of an anarchist if you see my stand-up [comedy]. I’m for responsible government that actually does what we pay them to do.”
“I wish we got more for our money,” he added, later saying, “My political party is that I’ve never liked taxes, period, so whatever that means … I don’t like paying people who never seem to do what I would do with my money.”
Taking a dig at government in general, Allen said, “In Los Angeles, I’m concerned about the 26,000 homeless people and I do the best I can. I’m concerned about keeping my roads and stuff clean in North Hollywood. Generally, the government is no help and people have to do that themselves.”
He took a dig at Antifa and their ilk, saying, “Do whatever it takes to get people engaged — not putting on a hoodie and screaming in the streets — but actually figure out how to help North Hollywood or Encino or wherever you live to get better.”
And Allen had a brilliant tax reform plan: “I always thought it would be funny if I had a little menu on my tax returns where I could tell them where my money would go.”
But Entertainment Weekly really wanted to zero in on his surreptitious support of Trump.
“I’ve met [Trump] at the charity event years ago, and that certainly doesn’t fit with the man who tweets,” Allen, who also attended the president’s inauguration, said. ’”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,’” he continued. “Let’s stop banging on the pilot’s door and trying to pull the guy out of his seat while he’s still flying. You might not like how he’s flying the plane but let’s let him land it.”
Unwilling to outright say if he likes what Trump is doing or not, he noted that the president is fixing things, especially the economy, even if he doesn’t run his presidency “very attractively.”
Then Allen summed up what Trump is doing for America quite well.
“Maybe it took this type of guy to get stuff done because it was so stuck in the mud.”
In the past, Allen has said that you have to be “real careful” about expressing conservative views because it makes you a target like a Jew in Nazi Germany, Deadline Hollywood reported.
"You've got to be really careful around here. You can get beat up. If you don't believe what everyone believes, this is like '30s Germany. If you're not part of the group," Allen remarked after admitting he went to Trump's inauguration.