Jerry Bruckheimer Praises Donald Trump: ‘He’s Very Smart’

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Jerry Bruckheimer is a supporter of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, and now, the mega-producer has some positive words to share about his competitor Donald Trump.

“Listen, he’s an interesting, very successful man. He’s very smart,” Bruckheimer told Variety at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., where he was on hand to support his upcoming Fox series “Lucifer,” which premieres Jan. 25. He added, “The American people will decide who they want to support.”

Asked about his thoughts on the current state of the race, Bruckheimer said, “I think it’s very interesting. It will be interesting to see how it shakes out in the next two to three months and we’ll see where the candidates will be on both sides. It’s heating up with Democrats and Republicans.”

Though he confirmed he supports Bush with a simple “yes” and shared kind words about Trump, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “CSI” producer stayed mum on whom he’s in total favor. “I like ’em all,” he said. “I want to see who comes out ahead and I’ll support who I believe will be best for our country.”

Bruckheimer donated to John McCain’s election campaign during the 2008 presidential race. He also contributed to Mitt Romney’s 2012 Victory Fund and reportedly offered more than $50,000 to Republican efforts.

While Bruckheimer didn’t overtly state that he’s backing Trump in the 2016 race, others in Hollywood have expressed their support for the real estate tycoon, including Charlie Sheen, Mike Tyson, Stephen Baldwin, Gary Busey, Lou Ferrigno, Tila Tequila, former NFL player Terrell Owens and “Duck Dynasty” reality star Willie Robertson.

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  1. Jayni says:

    Ted Bundy was very smart too.

  2. Mary says:

    It’s nice to hear another opinion. Democrats preach how open and tolerant they are and look at all the hate comments below. I guess Democrats aren’t so tolerant. They are “full of it” too.

  3. cadavra says:

    Gee, I thought everyone in Hollywood was a sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, Birkenstock-wearing, liberal elitist. Boy, was I wrong!

  4. Buzzcuts says:

    The only good thing about Trump is it’s easier to tell who the assholes are now.

  5. Michael says:

    “It’s heating up with Democrats and Republicans.” That’s a genius political observation Mr. Bruckheimer.
    Now we know why your TV shows and films have the depth of a thimble.

  6. Dunstan says:

    Thanks for that list. I won’t watch another project any of those people are involved with.

  7. BobC. says:

    Smart is in the eye of the beholder.
    In this case, Bruckheimer has pus in his eye.

  8. JD says:

    It’s been a long time since I went to school. I guess the definition of “smart” has changed.

  9. LVMedia says:

    Jerry Bruckheimer is an idiot, does anyone really care what his political views are? Look at the list of Trump’s backers you just included here.

  10. Michael anthony says:

    Thanks Bruckheimer. Now we know to avoid your films, and I use that term lightly.

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