Tim Allen’s Republican views almost cost him “Last Man Standing” but being a Republican does not mean you are necessarily pro-Donald Trump.
The longtime sitcom star discussed his political views and the near-cancellation of his television show in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“I endorsed [John] Kasich. Politically I’m kind of an anarchist if you see my standup. I’m for a responsible government that actually does what we pay them to do,” said Allen. “I’ve worked different jobs and I’ve had a colourful 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.”
“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,” he continued. “Generally, the government is no help and people have to do that themselves. 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. 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.”
What would be priority number 1 for Allen if a “little menu” existed on his tax returns? “I’d like to pay teachers more!” he stated. “Fix that school up, and get a trade school near that school.”
When asked if he is pro-Trump, Allen said it doesn’t matter. “What difference does it make whether I like him?” he asked. “The theatre of this is fascinating. He doesn’t do it very attractively but you don’t even realize the economy is doing better. Is it? There’s so much drama.” Ultimately, Allen just wants to see things get done.
On a totally different note, the actor teased 2019’s highly anticipated “Toy Story 4”. “If it’s anything near the first read-through, it is great,” he said. “Somehow they were able to advance this wonderful story that could have easily ended with No. 3 being the best of the bunch.
“It’s emotional and funny and exciting and different and took it to a whole new level,” Allen continued. “It walks the line between comfort — you know what’s going on — and discomfort — wondering what’s gonna happen. It’s terrifically emotional.”