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Tim Allen Reveals Stance on Trump Ahead of ‘Last Man Standing’ Season Premiere

Right-leaning actor shared thoughts on the sitcom's political leanings and his own relationship to the president

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Conservatives disappointed with the cancellation of “Roseanne” earlier this year should be thrilled to know that “Last Man Standing,” another sitcom headed by a right-leaning character, is debuting its new season September 28 on Fox.

Despite its cancellation by ABC for what many believed to be political reasons, “Last Man Standing” has now been revived by Fox and is about the kick off its seventh season.

With the show’s debut in a much more politically divisive world than when it left, star Tim Allen opened up about the specific politics of his sitcom and his own personal beliefs in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Allen said that despite “Last Man Standing” being labeled as a “conservative sitcom,” he believes it is primarily a series about family, one that just so happens to be led by a conservative character.

On his personal politics, Allen mentioned that he believes people should give the current president a chance and judge him for his actual actions, rather than just his public persona.

“I met [Trump] at [a] charity event years ago, and that certainly doesn’t fit with the man who tweets. I’ve met a lot of people in private whose public persona is a bit off. My perception is, ‘”Let’s see what he gets done.’ Let’s stop banging on the pilot’s door and trying to pull the guy out of his seat while he’s still flying. You might not like how he’s flying the plane, but let’s let him land it,” Allen said.

“Do I like him or agree with him? I don’t know. Somebody got this NAFTA thing done. How did that happen? It’s like a sleight of hand with this dude. There’s this smoke and smelly food, but over here he just fixed a pothole.”

Allen also said his own politics boil down to some very simple principles.

“Politically I’m kind of an anarchist if you see my stand-up. I’m for responsible government that actually does what we pay them to do,” Allen, 65, said.

“I’ve worked different jobs and I’ve had a colorful past and I pay a lot in taxes. I wish we got more for our money. Whatever political party is for more responsible use of our money — that’s all I meant.”

“Last Man Standing” returns to television screens on September 28.

Check out a trailer for the new season just below:

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