Tim Allen: The Trump I've met 'doesn't fit' the tweets
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Actor Tim Allen says that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups MORE in private does not fit the public persona he presents over Twitter, though he adds the president doesn't get enough credit for his accomplishments.

"I've met [Trump] at the charity event years ago, and that certainly doesn't fit with the man who tweets," Allen told Entertainment Weekly in an interview published Thursday. "Maybe it took this type of guy to get stuff done because it was so stuck in the mud."

Instead of what he tweets out, Allen said he focuses on what the president is doing.


"I've met a lot of people in private whose public persona is a bit off," Allen said. "My perception is 'let's see what he get's 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."

Behind all the drama over Trump and his rhetoric, Allen said the president seems to be actually getting things done.

"There's this smoke and smelly food but over here he just fixed a pothole," Allen explained. "He doesn't do it very attractively but you don't even realize the economy is doing better. Is it? There's so much drama."

Still, Allen said he didn't know if he liked or agreed with the president.

"I'm just watching the theater of it and trying to keep my personal opinions out of it," he added. "What difference does it make whether I like him?"

Allen, who says he endorsed Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the 2016 GOP presidential primary, saw an outpouring of conservative support when ABC canceled his sitcom "Last Man Standing," though the network denied politics had anything to do with the decision. Fox's reboot of the series premieres September 28.

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