Actor-comedian Tim Allen blasted Hillary Clinton in a recent interview, comparing her and her husband Bill to a venereal disease while praising Donald Trump as a candidate who “might be able to do the stuff that really needs fixing.”
In an extensive interview with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his sitcom hit Last Man Standing, Allen weighed in on the state of the 2016 presidential race, telling the outlet that the Democrat party of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton has turned into the “free sh*t party.”
“Unearned responses, unearned praise, unearned income: I have opinions about it,” the 62-year-old actor told THR when asked what “riled” him up the most.
“When you watch the debates, on both sides you see clowns who say sh*t that ain’t ever gonna happen, but lately one party is the free sh*t party,” Allen explained. “When you say you’re going to get free education, free health care, f— free brown loafers — of course everybody’s going to say yes to that. But you don’t mean it.
That’s how you rack up debt, and debt is killing us. Whatever party is going to get us out of debt is my party.”
Allen also lit into both Clinton and Sanders, specifically: “Bernie Sanders, as nice a guy as he is, none of that sh*t’s going to happen,” he said.
But the comedian saved his sharpest barbs for Clinton. When asked why the writers at Last Man Standing have skewered Hillary and not Trump, Allen compared the Clintons to a venereal disease.
“We have a very liberal writing staff, so I’m surprised they haven’t taken a shot at [Trump],” he told THR. “But we’re not sure he’s going to last, whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they’re gone, they show up again.”
On Last Man Standing, Allen stars as Mike Baxter, a conservative-leaning “man’s man” who finds his worldview challenged in a home with three daughters and a successful wife.
Allen told THR that he “definitely” feels the line between himself and his character has blurred over the course of the show’s five-season run:
If you go see my stand-up at the Mirage in Vegas — I’m on a concert tour this year, as I have been for 30 years — it tends to be very angry about self-reliance. I’m not going to say it’s conservative, but it certainly is not left.
For most of my life, I’ve been taxed above 38 percent. When you’re a young guy working the road and literally close to half of what you make goes to people who don’t help you at all but just bitch about it the whole time, that’s where I come from. I come from “no taxation without representation,” and it manifests itself in very peculiar points of view.
Allen also knocked Trump, saying the Republican front-runner “can’t send everybody to Mexico or whatever the f–k he said.”
“But give that guy the roads, bridges, infrastructure, power grid — just have him fix that sh*t for four years. He’s good at that,” added Allen.
“And he’s a businessman so he understands how debt load works. Forget the stupid sh*t he says about immigrants. That’s just ignorant. But he might be able to do the stuff that really needs fixing.”
Check out the rest of Allen’s interview with The Hollywood Reporter here.