Comedian Tim Allen appeared on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast and set social media on fire when he stated that he kind of liked that former President Trump p***ed people off.
“Last Man Standing” is in its last season on Fox. Allen is now joining forces with his former “Home Improvement” co-star Richard Karn on “Assembly Required,” which is a competition show that builds things and will air on the History Channel.
Allen was asked whether he still thinks of himself as an “old school conservative” instead of a “right-wing wack job.”
“Once I started making money I had this silent partner that just took almost half of my money and never gave me anything for it and that was the taxes,” Allen said referring to the federal government. “I’ve never liked taxes…That’s it, I don’t like it. I work pretty hard for this stuff and I accomplished a lot and I was handicapped by my own errors. It’s all my fault, I get that. But I had this silent partner. I never liked taxes.”
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The “Last Man Standing” star has always been a “fiscal, conservative person with money.” But he’s also always loathed the American tax system.
Allen revealed why he’s not a celebrity who chooses to discuss politics openly. He says it’s because he hasn’t become part of the “‘we’ culture.”
“I literally don’t preach anything,” he stated. “I’m not telling anybody else how to live. Once I realized that the last president p***ed people off, I kind of liked that. So it was fun to just not say anything, [I] didn’t join into the lynching crowd.” Allen also attended former President Trump’s inauguration in 2017 which upset liberals as well.
Surprisingly, Allen says he’s also friends with the Clintons. But he didn’t think Hillary should run for the presidency: “Bill Clinton has been a very genuinely nice guy to me. When he was president, I sent them Christmas stuff from Disney. I sent all the movies we did. I sent it to Bush too and I sent it to the Obamas. I just didn’t think Hillary should have been president. In the end, you go the other direction. I said, ‘It’s nothing personal about it. If you don’t like it then wait til the next election.'”
Allen also covered his behavior on set, confessing that his management team and his wife have called him out for swearing too much.
“Sometimes I’m in that mood. I’m not doing it to piss anybody off. I don’t know what it is with me and language sometimes. I say on stage it’s lazy. There’s probably a better word,” Allen revealed. “I’m kind of mean onstage, which I love. One of my favorite bits is about kids…The fact that I make jokes of kids and truly the kids in my neighborhood sense this and they’re like cats. The more they know I don’t like them, the more they hang around me.”
He also adamantly stated: “I would never hurt a child or do anything inappropriate but I like being the smarta– and getting right in their face and go, ‘Are you looking at me? Stop looking at me.'”
Allen spoke of his shady past. He served over two years in prison when he was 23 for possession of cocaine. But he’s been sober for more than two decades now. He got into drinking when he was a kid after his father died.
“Really I was Eddie Haskell [from ‘Leave it to Beaver’]: ‘Yes, Mrs. Cleaver. No, Mrs. Cleaver,'” joked Allen. “I knew exactly what adults wanted — make your bed, be polite, use a napkin — and then I’d go steal everything in the house.”
“We were a bunch of college kids — a bunch of the kids who overdid it,” Allen recalled, stating that “two of us took [the punishment] for about 20 guys.”
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