Tim Allen opened up during an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday night, explaining that as a Hollywood conservative, one must be “real careful” in talking about President Donald Trump or else risk being ‘beaten up’.
The 63-year-old told Kimmel when asked about his attendance at Trump’s inauguration in January:
“You’ve gotta be real careful around here. You get beat up if you don’t believe what everybody believes,”
“This is like ’30s Germany. I don’t know what happened,” he added. “If you’re not part of the group, ‘you know what we believe is right,’ I go, ‘Well, I might have a problem with that.’”
Allen then also notably stated he had never been to anything like Trump’s inauguration before.
“This government does stuff big,” he said. “Just so many people, and when they show up, you know, the ex-president gets in a helicopter and there’s jets and marines taking him this way and there’s parades, but it looks like a Cadillac parade, everything was just rows of Cadillacs.”
“My kids were going, ‘Is this the parade?’ It’s like black Cadillac after black Cadillac and then a tractor,” he said jokingly.
Allen was, what seemed like, almost alone in being a celebrity with positive things to say about about Trump during the 2016 campaign.
“Give that guy the roads, bridges, infrastructure, power grid — just have him fix that sh*t for four years. He’s good at that,” the actor said at the time. “And he’s a businessman so he understands how debt load works.”
Allen hasn’t exactly been quiet in his support for the then candidate, and in an interview with Megyn Kelly after the election, he called out anti-Trump celebrities in Hollywood for being “hypocritical” during the 2016 campaign.
“What I find odd in Hollywood is that they didn’t like Trump because he was a bully,” Allen told Kelly. “But if you had any kind of inkling that you were for Trump, you got bullied for doing that. And it gets a little bit hypocritical to me.”
In his sit-down with Kimmel Thursday night, Allen tore into liberal Americans pointing out the fact that they are willing to now embrace ever increasing surveillance ….as long as we ‘like’ the brands associated with it.
“If the government drove down the street in a gray sedan with a camera on it, you’d be rioting, going to Washington,” he said. “But if it’s white, with emojis and ‘Google’ on it, hey, you’re waving at it! They’re taking pictures of your house!”
Watch Allen’s interview with Kimmel below: