"Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston surprised many when he said "f**k you" to those who want President Donald Trump to fail.
Although the Hillary Clinton voter once promised to leave the country if Trump won, Cranston told The Hollywood Reporter he still wants the president to succeed.
"If he fails, the country is in jeopardy," explained Cranston. "It would be egotistical for anyone to say, 'I hope he fails.' To that person I would say, 'f**k you.' Why would you want that? So you can be right? I don’t want him to fail. I want him to succeed. I do. I honestly do ... And if you’ve got a good idea that helps the country, oh man, I’m gonna support you."
Cranston continued, saying he believes both sides of the political spectrum must now work together to improve the country, rather than fight.
"I don’t care if you’re a Republican and I’m a Democrat or whatever, I don’t care," he said. "A good idea’s a good idea. Let’s do that. We’ve got to get away from this idea that our country is political football, and someone with a different opinion is the enemy. Assume they love this country as much as you do, and there’s always room for improvement. How can we make it better?"
Many praised Cranston's comments and agreed with his stance.
"It's refreshing to hear him say that... if you love this country you have to support the president, whoever that may be," wrote one person in The Hollywood Reporter's comments section. "There are many on the left (and some on the right too) in Hollywood who refuse to do that. To them I say ...then you love your bitterness more than you love your country."
"Country over party," wrote another in The Hill's comments section. "The people who want him to fail are no different than Rush Limbaugh during Obama."
Some were unhappy with Cranston's comments.
"What is it to wish that Trump succeeds?" questioned one. "Cranston is using Trump as a barometer for the health of the whole country. I do not want Trump to pass any of his legislation. I don't want him to get away with any crimes. Can we still say we don't want him to fail at that point?"
"Trumpism is promoting white supremacists in their agenda, it is enabling corporatism even more power to gut the middle class and it is the triumph of ignorance and lies over knowledge and truth," wrote another. "We all want that to fail. I don't care about Trump himself, he can stroke out and do us all a favor."