Former “Good Times” star Jimmie Walker is supporting President Trump.
At least most of the time, said the veteran comedian, who considers himself “a logical Independent.”
Of Trump he said, “I’m for probably 90 percent of the things he does.”
He clarified, “That means I’m not against Trump, but he makes mistakes, too.”
Walker, who shot to fame with his “Good Times” sitcom catch phrase “Dynomite!” in the 1970s, said he differs greatly from his fellow Hollywood comedians when it comes to politics.
“There’s not one positive Trump joke out here,” he explained. “No President has been attacked in recent years — because you couldn’t attack [Barack] Obama because he was black… but Trump, they have come out guns blazing against him, but even though I don’t like everything he does, why, heck, darn it, I think he deserves some sort of praise… but you can’t say that in Hollywood.”
Walker, who was shooting an upcoming episode of ABC’s “Battle of the Network Stars when he spoke with Fox News,” added: “I think… anything that anybody says really is scrutinized. It’s nothing personal! Everybody takes everything so hard! I think that’s really what the problem is. Everybody is too sensitive.”
Walker pointed to the recent controversy over Bill Maher using the N-word on his HBO show “Real Time,” for which Maher later apologized.