During an interview on PBS’s Amanpour & Company, the Frasier alum, 64, was asked by host Christiane Amanpour about being a “rare Hollywood beast” as a conservative, Trump supporter among his liberal peers. Grammer brushed off the notion that his career has been impacted by his political affiliation, saying, “I’m not aware of taking a hit for it.”
However, he said that “passions run high” when it comes to Trump. “Certainly he has touched on an extraordinarily passionate response,” Grammer allowed.
Though Grammer, who has been married four times and has seven children, suggested that some of the negative headlines are fake news, saying, “I don't know if it's as serious or horrible as everybody wants it to be.”
When Amanpour said that many people think Trump is disrupting the fabric of the country, Grammer said that any disruption is welcome.
“I think fabric being disrupted is a good thing,” he replied — especially in the capital. “Washington didn't do us any favors for the last 50, 60 years. I think they’ve all been sort of the same party, the same bunch of clowns, the same bunch of really unpleasant people."
He continued, “And I don't think they've been helping anybody but themselves.”
Grammer has been in London starring in Man of La Mancha on the West End — and has a British wife. "I think the English people should be just fine because you know they've been through a lot worse," he replied.
As for the American people? They “will be just fine, too,” he answered. “We've been through a lot worse.”
Grammer once told Fox News that it’s “easy” being a Republican in Hollywood “because I was such a revolutionary. As soon as somebody tells me how I'm supposed to think, I'm going the other way.”
Despite being a Republican, Grammer did acknowledge that Barack Obama being the first black man elected president was “a milestone for this country” and “a wonderful thing.” Though in the next breath, he said he didn’t buy into the concept of “hope” associated with the two-term president. He said he looked at it as “a little bit of a scam.”
“The hope thing — I don't think hope can be given by a politician or by a vote. I think that comes from god. And it's not a policy. There's no politic cachet in hope, except it may get some votes.”
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