Let's just get this out of the way: Bryan Cranston doesn't actually want to see Donald Trump in the White House.
But as long as the guy is running for office, the man who played the One Who Knocks is thoroughly enjoying the ride.
As reported by the Washington Post, Cranston (best known as the multiple award-winning star of "Breaking Bad"), recently appeared on Chris Hardwick's "Nerdist" podcast, where he shared his delight at the effect Trump has had on our current state of political discourse.
"I actually like his candor," Cranston said, offering up some Trump-isms by way of example: "You’re an idiot. I’m a winner, you’re a loser."
Maybe it's not surprising that the man who became famous for playing Walter White, who flouted basically every rule of human decency on his way to becoming a megalomaniacal meth kingpin, is straight-up enjoying the spectacle of someone who just DGAF.
"There’s something so refreshing about shaking up that world that is all about being handled and here comes this loose cannon who has terrible ideas and would be a horrible president, but there’s something great about his ‘I-don’t-give-a-s—’ attitude that really kind of keeps others honest,” Cranston said. “I think it’s a surprise benefit to the country, actually."
He might even be right, since Trump's campaign (and some of the wilder comments he's made) has forced certain conversations amongst candidates that would otherwise have never, ever happened.
But more than that, it sounds like the actor is enjoying Trump's run for pure entertainment value -- especially the part where it might all end really, really badly.
Said Cranston, "I hope he stays in for a long, long time. And just collapses that whole tent of his."
A guy grasping for power 'til the bitter end, then watching as his empire implodes under the weight of his own hubris? Hmmm, that does sound like it'd be fun to watch.