TIM ALLEN ‘LIKES’ THAT TRUMP ‘PISSED PEOPLE OFF’

Tim Allen has been a successful comedian for decades with multiple hit shows and feature films, but the person who really makes him laugh is former President Donald Trump.

The star of “Last Man Standing” made an appearance on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast this week where he was questioned whether he considers himself an “old school conservative” rather than a “right-wing whack job.”

Allen explained that he had always felt he was a “fiscal, conservative person with money,” while underlining his contempt for the American tax system.

“Once I started making money I had this silent partner that just took almost half of my money and never gave me anything for it and that was the taxes,” Allen remarked. “I’ve never liked taxes….That’s it, I don’t like it. I work pretty hard for this stuff and I accomplished a lot and I was handicapped by my own errors. It’s all my fault, I get that. But I had this silent partner,” he said, referring to the government. “I never liked taxes.”

The former megastar of the widely syndicated “Home Improvement” sitcom also addressed why he has never been one of the Hollywood types who openly preached about politics. He says it’s due to the fact he isn’t part of the “we culture.”

“I literally don’t preach anything,” he stated. “I’m not telling anybody else how to live. Once I realized that the last president pissed people off, I kind of liked that. So it was fun to just not say anything, [I] didn’t join into the lynching crowd.”

Allen mentioned he’s had a friendship with the Clintons but was against Hillary Clinton’s bid for president.

“Bill Clinton has been a very genuinely nice guy to me. When he was president, I sent them Christmas stuff from Disney. I sent all the movies we did. I sent it to Bush, too, and I sent it to the Obamas. I just didn’t think Hillary should have been president. In the end you go the other direction. I said, ‘It’s nothing personal about it.’ If you don’t like it then wait til the next election.” 

During the hour-long podcast with the actor who voiced Buzz Lightyear, Allen discussed his own practices on set while in character. He confessed that his wife and his own management team have scolded him for swearing too much.

“Sometimes I’m in that mood. I’m not doing it to piss anybody off. I don’t know what it is with me and language sometimes. I say on stage it’s lazy. There’s probably a better word,” Allen suggested. “I’m kind of mean onstage, which I love. One of my favorite bits is about kids….The fact that I make jokes of kids and truly the kids in my neighborhood sense this and they’re like cats. The more they know I don’t like them, the more they hang around me.”

Allen continued: “I would never hurt a child or do anything inappropriate but I like being the smarta– and getting right in their face and go, ‘Are you looking at me? Stop looking at me.'”

Allen, who has been free of drugs and alcohol for over 20 years, also talked about his past issues with substance abuse. 

“Really I was Eddie Haskell [from ‘Leave it to Beaver’]: ‘Yes, Mrs. Cleaver. No, Mrs. Cleaver,'” said Allen. “I knew exactly what adults wanted — make your bed, be polite, use a napkin — and then I’d go steal everything in the house.”

His downward spiral peaked in 1978 when he was busted at the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport in Michigan with more than a pound of cocaine.

At 23, he pled guilty to drug trafficking charges and served two years and four months behind bars in federal prison.”We were a bunch of college kids — a bunch of the kids who overdid it,” the “Home Improvement” alum said, noting that “two of us took [the punishment] for about 20 guys.”

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