Tim Allen offered some advice to critics of President Donald Trump: “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 “Last Man Standing” star spoke with Entertainment Weekly in an interview released Thursday about the return of the popular program later this month following its cancellation last year by ABC.
Allen plays Mike Baxter, who was known for freely expressing his conservative political views on the show.
Art imitates life in that regard, as the actor tends to lean to the right politically, and was one of the relative few from Hollywood who attended Trump’s inauguration in January 2017.
Entertainment Weekly asked Allen how he feels about the president.
“It’s a very loaded question,” the sitcom star 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,’” Allen added. “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.”
He went on to explain, “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. Somebody got this NAFTA thing done. How did that happen? It’s like a slight of hand with this dude…The theater of this is fascinating.”