Veteran comedian and actor Jimmie Walker — who starred on the on the ’70s sitcom “Good Times” and was famous for his catchphrase “Dy-no-mite!” — said he supports “probably 90 percent of the things” that Republican President Donald Trump does.
Walker, now 70 years old, has come out on all the talk shows as a conservative-leaning Trump supporter, and his unfunny counterparts are too busy creating gruesome artwork depicting Trump in a horrible way while he finds himself on the outs with the Hollywood elite for not following that negative narrative. Describing himself as “a logical independent” in an interview with Fox News while he was shooting an upcoming episode of “Battle of the Network Stars,” Walker actually likes President Trump and holds conservative values.
Walker spoke about his admiration for President Trump in another interview, stating, “I’m for probably 90 percent of the things he does,” he said. “That means I’m not against Trump, but he makes mistakes, too.”
He then pointed out that there is “not one positive Trump joke out here,” recalling, “you couldn’t attack Obama because he was black… but Trump, they have come out guns blazing against him, but even though I don’t like everything he does, why, heck, darn it, I think he deserves some sort of praise… but you can’t say that in Hollywood.”
In one interview, which you can watch in the video below, Walker talks about the difference between growing up on television in an era where it was okay to portray a poor black family on a sitcom. Those days are over, says Walker, adding that “Good Times” was the last time.
“I think … anything that anybody says really is scrutinized,” he said regarding today’s political correctness standards. “It’s nothing personal! Everybody takes everything so hard! I think that’s really what the problem is. Everybody is too sensitive.”
Walker, who also made waves with his criticism of President Obama — telling Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, “I don’t think he’s a good guy for the job we have to do” — has been pushing the idea of President Trump since long before anyone else was taking it seriously.
Walker recalled the outrage that followed“Real Time” host Bill Maher’s after he used the N-word on his June 2 show as an example.
“It was a joke!” Walker declared, incredulous that anyone took the man seriously. “Come on, people! I love Bill Maher … even though Bill Maher has not put me on his show in about 10 years … Bill Maher is not a racist … calm down.”
He told the network that fellow comic Kathy Griffin shouldn’t have blamed being a female for the backlash she received after her severed Trump head joke backfired on her. However, he said that he does feel bad for her, given “how hard she’s worked to get where she’s gotten.”
“I hate to see that she goes down like this because in Hollywood, I’ve said this a million times … comedy is a left-wing affair,” Walker observed, adding, “There is no right-wing comedy.”
Walker has ruffled feathers in the past with his criticism of President Obama, and he started supporting President Trump long before anyone else even took the man seriously.
That same year, Walker explained to CNN why he’s against affirmative action. “Because we’re at a point now where some things outlive their usefulness,” he said. He also stated that he was in opposition to same-sex marriage on “moral grounds” but realized that it was probably a battle not worth fighting.