- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Actor Kelsey Grammer reaffirmed his support for President Trump in a U.K. interview Tuesday, saying he doesn’t have many complaints about what the administration had done “in terms of policy.”

The former “Frasier” and “Cheers” star told the BBC Radio 4’s “Today” show that he voted for Mr. Trump in 2016 because he aligned with the Republican president politically.

“I’m a conservative,” Mr. Grammer said. “I have been for a long time. I’m just not a big government guy.”

“In terms of policy, I don’t have a lot of problems with what he’s doing,” he said of the president.

“He’s a bit of a brat, I guess you could say, and that is astounding for people, especially who come from the more liberal side of politics — they’re used to being the brats and so they’ve just never had anybody come back at them the same way,” Mr. Grammer explained. “We’ve witnessed in American politics the same basic language since Ronald Reagan has been attached to every conservative president, but this is the first guy that ever fires back and so it’s really unpleasant.

“And they thought, of course, he shouldn’t be elected anyway,” he added.

The comments made Mr. Grammer a trending topic on Twitter by users apparently forgetful of his history of supporting Republican politicians.

The actor said later Tuesday during a launch event for “Man Of La Mancha” that he was surprised by the reaction.

“It surprises me, but I’m a reasoned, thoughtful guy so I’m not going to say stuff that doesn’t make some sense,” Mr. Grammer said, the Irish Independent reported.

“It’s not like I’m going to embarrass myself in the midst of it, but I think it’s nice for us to exchange ideas about things and I will continue to do it in a polite way and that is really where we are falling down lately — civility, simple civility,” he said.

“Man Of La Mancha” opens at the London Coliseum on April 26.

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