Dennis Quaid endorses Trump: 'He stands up to people'

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Hollywood actor Dennis Quaid said in a recent interview that he plans to vote for former President Trump in 2024, describing the presumptive GOP nominee as someone who “stands up to people.”

In an interview released Tuesday on “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” Quaid denounced what he called the “weaponization of our justice system,” echoing many of Trump’s concerns about the state of the country and criticizing President Biden’s approach to foreign policy.

“I, myself, I think, I think I’m gonna vote for him… in the next election. Yes, I am,” Quaid said when asked what he thinks of Trump.

“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.”

Quaid took issue with the investigations into Trump’s alleged criminal behavior, which have led to two federal indictments and two state indictments, including the ongoing trial in New York related to hush money payments to an adult film star ahead of the 2016 presidential election.

Trump also faces both a federal indictment and one indictment in Georgia over his efforts to stay in power after losing the 2020 presidential election. And special counsel Jack Smith brought another indictment against Trump alleging unlawful retention of White House records and obstruction of law enforcement’s efforts to retrieve the federal documents.

“Trump is the most investigated person probably in the history of the world. And they haven’t been able to really get him on anything,” Quaid said.

On the hush money trial, he added, “In fact, what is the crime? I still can’t figure it out.”

Trump is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records.

Quaid said “no,” when asked whether it’s necessary to like Trump to vote for him. But when pressed whether he personally does like the former president, he said he likes a lot of what Trump did in office, especially in his dealings with foreign leaders.

“Well, look, you know, I was, in the last campaign and in ’16, you know, and in ’20, I found myself going, ‘Oh, please don’t do that. Please don’t say that.’ You know, it’s — these things that come out of his mouth. But, as president, the only thing I liked about Trump was everything he did,” Quaid said, mentioning his approach to North Korea and ISIS.

“How he stood up for us overseas … and the way he responded to China,” he continued. “He stands up to people, and that’s what makes him a leader.”

The fandom apparently runs in the family: Quaid’s brother, fellow actor Randy Quaid, has long been a vocal Trump supporter.

Dennis Quaid compared Biden’s approach to foreign policy to former President Jimmy Carter’s, where “we’re trying to be everybody’s friend and pal,” but, Quaid added, “there’s some evil people and bad actors in this world.”

“And so, you know, people might call him an a–hole, but he’s my a–hole,” Quaid said of Trump.

“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.”

On whether he thinks Biden is too old to be president, Quaid said echoed concerns Trump has expressed in the past, saying about Biden, “I don’t feel he is at the helm. I don’t feel he’s there. And I don’t, I feel that he says things to get votes, not that he truly believes in them.”

“And now I’m really going to get some blowback. But that’s the way I feel. And then at the same time, to everybody who is going to vote for Biden, I mean, I hope we, you know, we can all learn to have a conversation about you know, where we are as Americans, that we all live in the same country. And it doesn’t have to be the end of the world whoever is elected,” he said.

The Hill has reached out to the Biden campaign for a response.

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