- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Tim Allen has a message for President Trump’s staunchest critics: “Let’s stop banging on the pilot’s door and trying to pull the guy out of his seat while he’s still flying.”

The star of Fox’s “Last Man Standing” spoke with Entertainment Weekly about the return of his popular television show and the future of “Toy Story 4” when the conversation veered to his personal politics.

The actor, whose Republican-friendly stance on issues has flummoxed his Hollywood peers, said he’s really more of an “anarchist.”

“I endorsed Kasich,” he said in an interview published Thursday. “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 don’t like paying people who never seem to do what I would do with my money. 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.”

The actor was then asked to elaborate on his thoughts about Mr. Trump.



“It’s a very loaded question,” he replied. “I’ve met [Trump] at the charity event years ago, and that certainly doesn’t fit with the man who tweets. 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. 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,” he continued. “Somebody got this NAFTA thing done. How did that happen? It’s like a sleight 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. … What difference does it make whether I like him?”

“Last Man Standing,” which previously aired on ABC, will premiere Sept. 28 on Fox.

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