Dennis Quaid Risks His Hollywood Career To Praise Trump For Coronavirus Response
Dennis Quaid just took a big risk by sharing a positive take on how President Trump is handling coronavirus that's unpopular with the Left and Hollywood.
The liberal world of Hollywood has become so hateful against conservatives that saying something that is even remotely positive about President Donald Trump means risking one’s career in the industry. Anyone who considers praising Trump will likely think twice about doing so after what happened to stars like Roseanne Barr and James Woods. Each were each effectively blacklisted by Hollywood after unapologetically supporting the president. Thus it was a surprise when actor Dennis Quaid of Parent Trap fame went out on a limb to compliment how Trump has handled the coronavirus pandemic.
During an interview with The Daily Beast, Quaid praised Trump for taking action early against coronavirus with things like his travel ban despite the fact that the left is now accusing the president of not taking warnings about the virus seriously.
Dennis Quaid Praises Trump
“Well, to tell you the truth, I think the president is handling it in a good way. We see him on television every day, he’s involved, and the travel ban early on was a great idea–which he did in spite of protest about that. But I don’t want to get into the protest,” Quaid said when asked about the way the U.S. government has responded to the pandemic.
“I’m an independent—I’ve voted both ways throughout my life, swinging like a pendulum toward what the country needed at the time—and I think this might be an opportunity for the country to come together again. World War II did that for that generation, and this might be our defining moment of a generation,” he added.
“It’s going to be a different world, for sure, when all this is over, and hopefully we can all be a bit more unified.”
Not stopping there, Quaid defended Trump’s decision to send medical supplies to China back in February.
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Trump made the call despite being warned that the pandemic was about to hit the US. Quaid chalks that up to Trump “trying to defeat the virus at its source at the time.”
The actor also agreed with Trump’s criticisms of New York for not buying “thousands of ventilators at a very good price like two years ago.”
“I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states—and all of the American people—what they need, and also trying to hold our economy together and be prepared for when this is all over,” Quaid continued.
“I don’t want to get into petty arguments about it.”
Dennis Quaid Says This Is NOT The Time To Get “Political”
The star concluded by saying that it is time to put politics aside. Quaid says it’s time to stop playing the “blame game” when it comes to coronavirus.
“You know, the world has never experienced this, and I don’t think it’s a time to be political. I think it’s just time to get behind our government and have everybody do what they can. If you want to point blame after, that’s another story, but right now I think we all just really need to come together on this. I do appreciate that Trump is giving the briefings and on television every day giving out the information, and I think they have great people handling it. Just one more thing out side of that: Despite presidents, Congress, and political parties, this is the United States of America, and we’re a very adaptable people in situations like this, and I think we’re all going to get through it. My heart goes out to everyone.”
Backlash against Quaid was swift. Liberals immediately took to Twitter to The Big Easy actor for daring to say something positive about the president.
Have you noticed how it’s all the B-list and C-list actors who are tRUMP supporters?
Dennis Quaid is dead to me. https://t.co/kfdLrwuSKh
— robert romano (@rromano1402) April 8, 2020
“…it will feature the actor chopping it up with his noteworthy pals—guests include Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Bush, Lance Armstrong, and Logan Paul…”
Let’s just agree that Meg Ryan was the best thing Dennis Quaid ever had going for him and call it a day. https://t.co/bWgEXcq3yI
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 8, 2020
I used to generally like Dennis Quaid but … jeez, what a kool-aid-drinking douche. His quotes here read like FOX/GOP talking points …https://t.co/iq30NYSWJr
— Ward Sutton (@WardSutton) April 8, 2020
Thankfully, others have rushed to Quaid’s defense:
If Dennis Quaid said Trump was doing a crappy job he’d be the Left’s hero this morning.
But since he said Trump is doing a good job they want him to shut up.
— 🐣The 🐰 FOO🌸 (@PolitiBunny) April 8, 2020
Dennis Quaid: “I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states and all of the American people what they need, and also trying to hold our economy together and be prepared for when this is all over.”
I couldn’t agree more.
— RD (@real_defender) April 8, 2020
Poor Dennis. He will now have many days of the wrath of the unhinged Left.
Dennis Quaid praises Donald Trump’s coronavirus response: ‘He’s involved’ | Fox News https://t.co/TDdXJH4sPE
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 8, 2020
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65-year-old Quaid undoubtedly knew what he was getting into when he made these comments praising Trump’s coronavirus response.
Yet the actor did so anyway because he felt it was important for the world to hear an unbiased take on how the president is handling this difficult situation.
It’s not often that we hear a reasonable voice coming out of Hollywood. The Texas native seems to committed to a fair and reasonable view of world events without a political agenda. How absolutely refreshing.
It must be a Texas thing. Fellow Texan and gregarious A-lister Matthew McConaughey has been dishing unpopular yet reasonable takes on everything from gun rights to traditional marriage to even George W. Bush.
God bless this Dennis Quaid for sticking his neck out in the name of reason. We need more voices like his in Hollywood!