- Bryan Cranston called for greater civility in the 2016 presidential election
- "I believe Donald Trump loves this country," Cranston said
"I want to promulgate the idea that just because someone has a different opinion than yours it does not make them the enemy," the "Breaking Bad" star said.
"So I will say right here, right now, on national television that I believe Donald Trump loves this country. I truly believe that and I know he does. It's just that his approach on how to remedy America's problems differ greatly from what I think should happen."
The actor, who stars as former President Lyndon B. Johnson in HBO's upcoming drama, "All the Way,"
credited heated rhetoric and close-mindedness for creating gridlock in U.S. politics.
"The polemic nature in politics is tragic in a sense because it has created a condition where nothing is really getting done," he said.
Cranston said while he disagrees with Trump's policies, he would be open to having a dialogue with one of his supporters.
"If it didn't work for them, I support their opinion, as opposed to trying to tell them or change their opinions or tell them they're wrong. How you feel is how you feel," Cranston said. "So if I were to meet a Trump supporter, the first thing I would want to discuss is what are the issues that led you to that decision and I want to know about that. And not to make them wrong, but just understand."