However, 'I actually like his candor,' Cranston admitted to Chris Hardwick on the Nerdist podcast

By Amanda Michelle Steiner
Updated August 14, 2015 at 09:33 PM EDT
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Stars — they’re just like us! That is, helplessly fascinated by Donald Trump’s campaign for president.

Bryan Cranston spoke to Chris Hardwick on the Nerdist podcast earlier this week and admitted that he actually enjoys Trump’s “candor,” going on to do a pitch-perfect impression of the presidential candidate: “‘You’re an idiot. I’m a winner, you’re a loser.'” Nailed it.

“There’s something so refreshing about shaking up that world that is all about being handled,” Cranston added, “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. I think it’s a surprise benefit to the country, actually.”

Speaking to the GOP debates, Cranston said that he “can’t wait” to see what’s to come, and that he hopes Trump stays in the race “for a long, long time” — that is, just long enough to “collapse that whole tent of his.”

Full interview below — Trump talk can be heard at around the 1:16:00 mark.

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