Bryan Cranston, best known for his leading role in the drama, “Breaking Bad,” was extremely vocal in his disdain for Donald Trump when the billionaire businessman was a presidential candidate. But now that Trump is the leader of the free world, Cranston is supporting the president and calling out those who do not.
“President Trump is not the person who I wanted to be in that office, and I’ve been very open about that,” Cranston said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. “That being said, he is the president.” He continued, “If he fails, the country is in jeopardy. It would be egotistical for anyone to say, ‘I hope he fails.’ To that person, I would say, ‘F— you. Why would you want that? So you can be right?’”
The actor, currently promoting the Vietnam War-era movie, “Last Flag Flying,” said he doesn’t want Trump to fail. “I don’t want him to fail,” Cranston argued. “I want him to succeed. I do. I honestly do.”
Cranston, just a year earlier, claimed he would leave the country if Trump was elected, suggesting Canada would be his new home. Something must have changed his mind about leaving, but whatever his reason, he is now cheering for Trump and sounds a lot more reasonable than he did one year ago.
“We’ve got to get away from this idea that our country is a political football, and someone with a different opinion is the enemy. Assume they love this country as much as you do, and there’s always room for improvement. How can we make it better?” he asked.