Hollywood has made no secret about its political views – plenty of people in show business have telegraphed the view that they would like to see the Trump presidency become a dismal failure. One Emmy-winning actor has made his views on the Trump administration known, and they’re pretty refreshing.
Bryan Cranston won four Emmys for his work on Breaking Bad, and he made a name for himself as a comic actor on shows like Seinfeld and Malcolm in the Middle. Cranston is no conservative; in fact, he was outspoken against Donald Trump throughout the campaign. But he recently did an interview with the Hollywood Reporter in which he admitted that he cannot bring himself to root for Trump’s failure.
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. If he fails, the country is in jeopardy. It would be egotistical for anyone to say, “I hope he fails.” To that person I would say, f*** you. Why would you want that? So you can be right?
I don’t want him to fail. I want him to succeed. I do. 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. 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?
In the interview, Cranston discussed his role in the new film Last Flag Flying and expressed the opinion that an American can be anti-war yet support the troops. It’s nice to see a liberal actor take a political view that doesn’t immediately dismiss the other side. That sort of attitude is sorely lacking on both the left and the right these days.