On the latest episode of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, the “Last Man Standing” star said his dislike of paying taxes — and not knowing what the government was spending half of his income on — had led him to lean politically to the right.
Maron asked Allen, who attended Trump’s inauguration in January 2017 and later sparked anger by likening being a conservative in Hollywood to living in 1930s Nazi Germany, how he avoided backlash for his conservative views.
“I literally don’t preach anything,” said Allen, who described himself as a fiscal conservative.
“What I’ve done is just not joined into, as I call it, the ‘we culture,’” he continued. “I’m not telling anybody else how to live. I don’t like that, ‘We should do this’ or, ‘We should do that.’”
“Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that,” Allen added. “So it was fun to just not say anything. Didn’t join in the lynching crowd.”
Despite his apparent delight over Trump’s divisiveness, Allen said he’d been friendly with Bill and Hillary Clinton but just didn’t think the latter “should have been president.”
“In the end, you go the other direction,” he added. “There’s nothing personal about it. If you don’t like it then wait ’til the next election.”
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