Comedian Tim Allen appeared on Fox News’ ‘The Kelly File’ on Monday night to express his perspective on Donald Trump’s election.
He focused on what he called “hypocritical” talk that comes from Hollywood. “What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully. But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied for doing that. And it gets a little bit hypocritical to me.”
At the American Music Awards on Sunday, model Gigi Hadid offered an impression of Melania Trump — accent and all — and Green Day edited its song to include a chorus of “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA.” The ‘Home Improvement’ star said about the performances, ” I don’t think it’s appropriate in that venue. But I’m not a spokesman for Hollywood; I’m a comedian.”
Allen said that being a comic makes him “an anarchist,” adding “As a comedian, I don’t want anyone to tell me what to do, period.”
As with many comics, Allen was careful to walk straight down the middle of the political spectrum. Having called Hollywood hypocritical, not for calling Trump a bully, but for supposedly bullying his supporters, he then said that he did not and does not support Trump. Instead, he said he was a Kasich guy.
And while saying that he is not “defending the guy,” referring to the President-elect, he also said that Trump is so often taken out of context that there’s no “source material.” As an example, he pointed to the fact that many believe that Trump is anti-LGBT. Yet he waved the LGBT flag at the convention.
“To me, he acts like a new talent comedian,” the comic said. “These are guys that have great material that have very bad comedy timing. And he’s got terrible timing.”