Hollywood actor Bryan Cranston, perhaps best known for his role as Walter White on Breaking Bad, has some choice words for those who bash Donald Trump and hope his presidency is a failure.
“If he fails, the country is in jeopardy. It would be egotistical for anyone to say, ‘I hope he fails,’” Cranston said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, “To that person I would say, f— you. Why would you want that? So you can be right?”
He’s been a critic of Trump’s presidency since Trump won the election. But that hasn’t caused him, like several Trump bashers, to needlessly criticize Trump’s every move and hope for failure.
Soon after the election, Cranston told Today’s Matt Lauer that Trump wasn’t his candidate, but he is his president.
“He is going to be my president,” Cranston said, “and I truly hope he does an exceptionally good job,” Cranston said. “I really do, because if that is true, then he has done well for the country, and that’s much more important than who I personally wanted to be president.”
He’s also come to President Trump’s defense on occasion, despite his political objections.
He called the bugging of Trump Tower to spy on the candidate “a travesty” on Twitter.
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) March 5, 2017
Cranston says that it’s “egotistical” for Americans who opposed Trump during the election to hope their new president fails.
Despite the fact that Cranston opposed Trump during the election, he’s still the president. So Cranston says he will support any “good idea that helps the country,” offering strong opposition to those who attack Trump from all sides just because he’s Donald Trump.
Cranston says Americans should back off “political football” and stop thinking of anyone who disagrees on a political issue as “the enemy.” He says we should instead be thinking about how we can work to make the country better.
The Hill reports:
He’s not a fan of President Trump, but Bryan Cranston says he has a message for anyone who’s hoping that the commander in chief fails: “F— you.”
“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” […]
Cranston, star of the new film, “Last Flag Flying,” added that he wants Trump to succeed.
“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,” Cranston said in the Monday interview. “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?”
Too often, Democrats lash out at Trump without really thinking about the issue. We reported here how millennials at George Washington University agreed with Trump’s tax reform plans, but only when they were told the author was Bernie Sanders.
If more people took Cranston’s advice, this country could come together and improve.
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