Dennis Quaid says he’s voting for Donald Trump: ‘He’s my a–hole’

‘He stands up to people, and that’s what makes him a leader’

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Dennis Quaid plans to Make America Great Again by voting for presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

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“I think I’m going to vote for him in the next election,” Quaid, 70, said of the embattled Trump during an appearance on Piers Morgan Uncensored this week. “People might call him an a‑‑hole, but he’s my a‑‑hole.” 

Quaid said he wasn’t going to throw his support behind Trump, who is facing 34 felony counts of falsifying business records following claims he allegedly plotted to buy the silence of people with stories that might have harmed his 2016 presidential bid, but became convinced by what he called the “weaponization of our justice system.”

“It just seems to me, it just makes sense,” he continued. “I was ready not to vote for Trump until — what I saw is more than politics. I see a weaponization of our justice system, and a challenge to our Constitution.”

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Trump, he added, has been the most investigated politician “probably in the history of world.”

“And they haven’t been able to really get him,” he said.

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Quaid said that he’d found some of how Trump behaved in 2016 and 2020 cringeworthy, but emphasized that voters don’t have to like the brash businessman to vote for him.

“In the last campaign and in ’16, I found myself going, ‘Please don’t do that, please don’t say that.’ It’s like these things have come out of his mouth. But as president, the only thing I liked about Trump was everything he did. What he did with Korea, with Rocket Baby, the way he defeated ISIS in three weeks. You know, people don’t even remember it happened so fast. He stood up for us overseas. The way he responded to China. He stands up to people, and that’s what makes him a leader. Rather than, what I kind of compare it to, what was going on in (former president) Jimmy Carter’s administration, where we’re trying to be everybody’s friend and pal and there’s some evil people and bad actors in this world.”

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Despite a slew of criminal cases against Trump, the Lawmen: Bass Reeves actor believes that the former president has the best interests of Americans at the forefront of his mind.

“I’ll tell you one true thing about him is that I really feel that he is working for the American people. That’s what he’s all about and I do believe that to be true and sincere.”

In assessing current U.S. President Joe Biden, Quaid said he “doesn’t feel he’s at the helm.”

“I don’t feel he’s there,” he said. “I feel that he says things to get votes, not that he truly believes in them.”

Quaid, who will play former President Ronald Reagan in an upcoming biopic, anticipated some blowback from his comments, but called his feelings for Trump “how I feel.” Still, he hoped that there could be dialogue between people on both sides of the political aisle.

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“At the same time, everybody who’s going to vote for Biden, I hope we can all learn to have a conversation about where we are as Americans,” he concluded. “We all live in the same country and it doesn’t have to be the end of the world, whoever is elected.”

It was a much more conciliatory tone than the one fellow actor Robert De Niro took Tuesday as he stumped for Biden in Manhattan, telling reporters that Trump “wants to destroy not only the city, but the country, and eventually … the world.”

“I don’t mean to scare you. No, no, wait — maybe I do mean to scare you,” De Niro said. “If Trump returns to the White House, you can kiss these freedoms goodbye that we all take for granted. And elections — forget about it. That’s over, that’s done.”

Pro-Trump supporters called him a “punk” and said his “movies suck.”

“You’re washed up,” a protester yelled.

“F— you,” De Niro fired back.

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