Bryan Cranston Hopes Trump 'Does an Exceptionally Good Job'

"He is going to be my president"

Actor Bryan Cranston has changed his tune from "I'd be an expatriate" if Donald Trump is elected to one of "I hope he does an exceptionally good job" now that Trump is President-elect.

Speaking with Matt Lauer on The Today Show, Cranston expressed a more hopeful message on Trump, probably to backtrack from his previous declaration to leave the country, as so many stars like he and Lena Dunham promised. 

"He was not my candidate, but he is going to be my president, and I truly hope he does an exceptionally good job," Cranston said. "I really do, because if that is true, he has done well for the country, and that’s much more important than who I personally wanted to be president."

The Breaking Bad star also hoped that Trump would give him a shout-out on Twitter over his SNL cameo from over the weekend where he reprised his Breaking Bad role of Walter White, Trump's pick for head of the DEA.  

Cranston's comments echo that of fellow actor Jeff Bridges, who previously stated that he's "rooting for Mr. Trump," despite not supporting him during the election. Cranston has expressed similar sentiments before, saying back in May that he believed Trump, at least, "loves this country."  

"I truly believe that and I know he does," he said. "It’s just that his approach on how to remedy America’s problems differ greatly from what I think should happen."