For those of you who remember “Brotherly Love” star Joey Lawrence from the ’90s, the actor said on Tuesday that he would be open to calling billionaire Donald Trump, “Mr. President.”
“I’d be open to Donald,” Lawrence told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column on Tuesday. “He’s somebody out of the box and I think that some of the stuff he’s saying makes sense. It sounds like you and I would say it, and it’s time. I’m tired of ‘so politically correct’ every step of the way. It’s like there are times when we need to say, ‘We’re getting our rear ends kicked, we are the world leader, we need to step up and act like it.'”
Lawrence made the comments the day before President Barack Obama released his birth certificate to the public, an action for which Trump took credit. For the past few weeks, the billionaire reality television host has championed the birther movement and questioned why the president hadn’t yet come forward with a long-form certificate of birth. Lawrence, who described Trump as an “interesting character,” said the real estate powerhouse might do a better job than the current commander-in-chief.
“Obama was something fresh, and new, and people wanted to put their faith in his message of being different and ‘change’ … but that fell flat because he gets in there and it’s pretty much the same old thing,” Lawrence said. “I think everybody can agree on that, there’s no real change.”
After expressing concern for the country’s debt situation and Obama’s fund-raising plans, Lawrence commended Trump for being a successful businessman.
“Everyone is so afraid to say anything,” Lawrence said. “I keep my political views private; I think that’s the best way to do it. But I have no problem calling a spade a spade. I think Donald is an interesting character. He’s an amazing CEO, this is a business. This is a business, running this country is a business and it has not been run the last decade the right way, whether it’s Republican or Democrat, so it’s not really a party issue, it’s more of a person issue. Somebody has to get in there and really hold people accountable.”