Tim Allen: ‘The Clintons Are Like Herpes’

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Actor Tim Allen says, “The Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they’re gone, they show up again.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Allen, who plays the conservative leaning Mike Baxter on “Last Man Standing,” didn’t hold back when he was asked about politics and the current election cycle.

When asked about what “riles” him up the most in politics and Allen said, “Unearned responses, unearned praise, unearned income.” Citing the debates, Allen argued, “on both sides you see clowns who say shit that ain’t ever going to happen, but lately one party is the free shit party.”

The candidates on the stage “are just telling people they’re going to get all sorts of free shit. 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 said the he thinks John Kasich is a “great guy” because he is a “Republican that Democrats would vote for, a Republican the Republicans should respect. But he’s not saying provocative things. He’s not glib enough or he doesn’t speak well enough because somehow he doesn’t get traction. So we’ll end up with somebody scary.”

[dcquiz] Turning his attention to Bernie Sanders, Allen said, “Bernie Sanders, as nice a guy as he is, none of that shit’s going to happen.” (RELATED: Washington Post Editorial Blasts Sanders’ ‘Fiction-Filled Campaign’)

Even Donald Trump was fair game. Allen said, “Trump can’t send everybody to Mexico or whatever the f— he said. But give that guy the roads, bridges, infrastructure, power grid — just have him fix that shit for four years. He’s good at that. And he’s a businessman so he understands how debt load works. Forget the stupid shit he says about immigrants. That’s just ignorant. But he might be able to do the stuff that really needs fixing.”

Bryn Elise Sandberg, who was interviewing Allen followed up, “So you’re not opposed to Trump?”

Allen replied, “I’m not opposed to anybody if their workload matches their bullshit load.”

Sandberg then asked why on “Last Man Standing,” Hillary Clinton comes up but not Trump and Allen said “we’re not sure [Trump’s] going to last, whereas the Clintons are like herpes: Just when you think they’re gone, they show up again.”

Allen’s previous acting rolls include being the voice of Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story,”as well as for staring in “Home Improvement,” and more recently “Last Man Standing.”

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