“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston said in a recent podcast that he thinks that Donald Trump is a “refreshing” political candidate and that his candor provides “a surprise benefit to the country.”
“I actually like his candor,” Cranston said of Trump during an interview Monday on “The Nerdist,” a podcast hosted by Chris Hardwick.
“‘You’re an idiot. I’m a winner, you’re a loser,'” Cranston said, imitating the real estate billionaire.
The Emmy-award winning actor, who is best known for his role as Walter White, a teacher-turned-meth dealer in “Breaking Bad,” stopped short of endorsing Trump but did say that he likes that he holds other candidates accountable.
“There’s something so refreshing about shaking up that world that is all about being handled and here comes this loose cannon who has terrible ideas and would be a horrible president, but there’s something great about his ‘I-don’t-give-a-shit’ attitude that really kind of keeps others honest,” Cranston told Hardwick.
“I think it’s a surprise benefit to the country, actually,” he added.
Cranston also said the he enjoyed last week’s GOP presidential debate and that he “can’t wait to see these and many more.”
The debate, which was moderated by Fox News, had 24 million viewers, far surpassing any previous primary debates. Trump was no doubt a major reason viewers tuned in.
“I hope he stays in for a long, long time. And just collapses that whole tent of his,” Cranston said.
Hardwick agreed with the actor’s sentiments, saying that he likes that Trump “just doesn’t give a fuck.”
“What’s interesting about it is that it puts people in a position where it, like you said, where everyone’s campaign is so guarded and they don’t want to offend anyone and they don’t want to upset anybody and they want to make sure everybody’s happy and they’re trying to appeal everyone, which is a very difficult thing to do,” Hardwick said.