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Jon Cryer Compares Donald Trump to Former Costar Charlie Sheen: ‘Much Foolishness’

He doesn’t have time for these clowns. Actor Jon Cryer compared Donald Trump to his former Two and a Half Men costar Charlie Sheen while stopping by The Real on Tuesday, April 12.

Cryer, 50, got into political talk with the co-hosts, and likened the GOP frontrunner to Sheen due to his lack of filter. “What’s funny is I’ve been to all kinds of fundraisers: I’ve been to Barack Obama fundraisers … but you go to one Republican one and boom! You’re republican forever. I actually don’t like to get into politics too much because… who cares what the guy from Two and a Half Men thinks about politics?”

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But not in 2016. “[It’s] a little more relevant, because I worked with a guy who also, whenever he said whatever came to the top of his head, people loved it! And they loved it even more when he said horrible things. So there was an interesting overlap between … Charlie and Donald Trump.”

Jon Cryer
Cryer on ‘The Real.’

Cryer elaborated: “People like that? He’s willing to just say whatever foolishness comes to the top of his head. Much foolishness. And it’s fascinating to watch because uh … I don’t want people to pick the president based on entertainment value.”

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Sheen, 50, had a spectacular falling out with the CBS sitcom after eight seasons of starring on the series alongside Cryer. In 2011, his contract terminated after he made comments about series creator Chuck Lorre. Sheen subsequently entered rehab.

If Trump were to be elected president, Cryer said the situation would be like Sheen’s meltdown — but much more disastrous, with global consequences. “Because I saw somebody spectacularly flame out and and ruin everything that was good in their lives by doing that,” the Pretty in Pink star noted. “And I don’t want somebody else to ruin everybody else’s lives by coming to power that way.”

Charlie Sheen, Angus T. Jones and Jon Cryer
Sheen, Jones and Cryer on ‘Two and A Half Men.’

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In November 2015, Sheen revealed on the Today show that he was HIV-positive. “Roughly four years ago, I suddenly found myself in the throws of a seismic and debilitating three-day cluster-migraine-like headache. I was emergency hospitalized with what I believed to be a brain tumor or perhaps some unknown pathology,” Sheen disclosed. “I was partially correct. Following a battery of endless tests, that included a hideous spinal tap, it was sadly and shockingly revealed to me that I was, in fact, positive for HIV.”

Watch Cryer’s interview above.


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