Los Angeles, Feb 20 (IANS): Actor Kelsey Grammer has urged critics to be reasonable when talking about his political beliefs after his vocal support for US President Donald Trump turned him into a target for ridicule on social media.

The former “Frasier” star known for his conservative beliefs, fears liberals jump to attack him before taking stock of what he says, reports aceshowbiz.com.

He said: “(The reaction) surprises me but I’m a reasoned, thoughtful guy, so I’m not going to say stuff that doesn’t make some sense.

“It’s not like I’m going to embarrass myself in the midst of it but I think it’s nice for us to exchange ideas about things and I will continue to do it in a polite way and that is really where we are falling down lately – civility, simple civility.”

At the launch event for “Man of La Mancha” – his new West End production in London, Grammer said there were too many “brats” on Instagram and Twitter, who have never been taught manners.

“Lives have been saved by good table manners.

“I think if we could just get our kids to reinstate proper politeness we would go a long way to resolving a lot of the bitterness in the stuff that goes on, but it’s fallen out of fashion. I think it can be reinvented though. I think it can be reintroduced and be successful because it’s great, civility is fantastic.”

Meanwhile, Grammer said that the backlash he has received for his support of President Trump has not stopped him supporting the leader, insisting he agrees with many of his policies.

“I don’t have a lot of problems with what he (Trump) is doing,” he said.

“He’s a bit of a brat, I guess you could say, and that is astounding for people, especially (those) who come from the more liberal side of politics, (because) they are used to being the brats and so they have never had anybody come back at them the same way.”

 

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