Bryan Cranston is currently promoting his latest, a film called Last Flag Flying, which is directed by Richard Linklater about a bittersweet reunion between three Vietnam War veterans.
Fans of the actor may be surprised to hear that in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Cranston had strong words to say about anyone wanting President Donald Trump to fail. Cranston was previously very vocal about his opposition to Trump, likening the President to an archetypal tragic Shakespearean character and calling him a “demagogue”.
However, when asked if he’s changed his mind now that Trump has been in office for a year, Cranston answered: “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?”
He continued: “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?”