Dennis Quaid Praises Trump as “Principled and Sweet” in Jordan Peterson Interview

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In a recent interview with Jordan Peterson to promote the upcoming biopic Reagan, Hollywood star Dennis Quaid praised former President Donald Trump, describing him as “very principled” and even “sweet,” while also highlighting Trump’s foreign policy successes, such as the Abraham Accords.

“I think [Trump] is very principled. He is very sweet and at the same time he can be [a bully about his beliefs],” the veteran actor said of the former president. “He did a great job raising his kids. They themselves are very principled.”

Quaid revealed that Ronald Reagan was his “favorite president,” saying he “voted for him twice.” He mentioned that his support for Reagan created some friction with his more left-wing friends at the time, leading to him being “kicked out of the hippes.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the star of The Right Stuff, The Parent Trap, and American Underdog talked about government overreach. He said when those on the political left go too far in expanding government with the stated aim to help people, it often becomes more about expanding power than about what politicians say.

He also revealed that he is an independent who has voted for politicians on both sides of the aisle, including Jimmy Carter, once for Bill Clinton, and once for Barack Obama. The actor mentioned he regretted voting for Carter.

Quaid portrays Ronald Reagan from his days as an anti-Communist activist and Hollywood star to his rise in politics, starting as governor of California and leading to the White House. The movie co-stars Penelope Ann Miller as Nancy Reagan and Mena Suvari as Jane Wyman. Oscar-winner Jon Voight also co-stars.

The first trailer for the movie was released this week.

Watch below:

Reagan is set to open in cinemas on August 30.

David Ng
David Ng
Senior reporter covering media, entertainment, and corporate America. Previously, David was with the Los Angeles Times for 12 years, providing comprehensive coverage of the entertainment industry, including investigative pieces on some of LA’s landmark cultural institutions.

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