Actress Suzanne Somers bravely praised President Donald J. Trump, saying she is happy about the state of the economy under his leadership. But she also added that saying so may jeopardize her career in the entertainment business, in an interview released on Monday.
The former “Three’s Company” star told TMZ that she wished Washington would “Get it all together” and that “none of us want it,” after she was asked her about the government shutdown.
Somers, 71, was then asked about Trump’s first year in office, and whether the shutdown was significant to that milestone.
“I’m happy about him,” Sommers replied, smiling. Asked to clarify her thoughts, she said, “I’m happy that the economy’s doing so much better.”
She said her sentiments were admittedly “very rare” in Hollywood, joking, “And now my career is over!” with a laugh.
Somers, who has called her politics “very personal,” made the comments as she was leaving WeHo hot spot Madeo this past weekend, TMZ reported.
In 2012, she told The Huffington Post that she’s an independent who votes based on the candidate, “never the party.”
In 2014, she told Fox Business Network regarding former President Obama’s administration: “This has been the most divisive of all the administrations that I’ve ever experienced in my lifetime. And it’s become divisive in the industry that if you’re not part of the group, you should probably keep your thoughts to yourself.”
As The Hill notes, Somers joins actor Scott Baio, singer Wayne Newton, actor Jon Voight, singer Ted Nugent, model/actor Antonio Sabato Jr., and singer Kid Rock in her support of the president.
Several Twitter users weighed in on the story. See some examples below.
At least she’s honest, professional suicide or not honor is more important speak what you believe in!
— Trump Girl 💯 (@MarieRock4eva) January 22, 2018
SUZANNE SOMERS IS SAYING IT LOUD & PROUD… She’s a Huge Fan of President Trump. Politicians Need To Get Their Crap Together, But She Praises The Prez … Particularly For The Economy.
— WINNING IN AMERICA! (@TheTrumpLady) January 22, 2018
I love Suzanne Somers. I’m glad she has the courage to speak out and say what so many of us believe.
— Soothsayer (@MadiNatiDadi) January 22, 2018
It’s a shame but probably true. Yet, there’s a time to stand for what’s right. Thank you, @SuzanneSomers.
— Jim Morris (@gdaddy70) January 22, 2018
How weird. I woke up this morning and was pondering to myself “I wonder what Suzanne Somers thinks of Trump?”
— That Woman (@AWomanInFresno) January 22, 2018
So disappointed that Suzanne Somers @SuzanneSomers has come out in support of Trump just another in a long list of actors I used to admire.
— Shelita Buffet🇺🇸 (@MTCinCA) January 22, 2018
@SuzanneSomers what specifically makes you happy about DT his hate ? Racism ? Misogyny ? Letting 9Million 🇺🇸kids go without CHIP ? Or is the massive tax cut he gave to you and your friends in the 1% ? #TrumpIsARacist #TrumpIsAHeelSpurCadet #VoteRepublicansOut 2018/20
— Elizabeth (@loveylovett) January 22, 2018