Daniel Radcliffe attends the Empire Live: 'Swiss Army Man' & 'Imperium' double bill gala screening at Cineworld 02 Arena on September 23, 2016 in London, England.
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September 28, 2016 10:38 AM EDT

Daniel Radcliffe may not be able to vote in the upcoming presidential election but he knows where he stands on the Harry Potter-related issues.

During a recent interview with Sky News at the Empire Live film festival, the 27-year-old actor was asked for his take on J.K. Rowling tweeting that “Voldemort was nowhere near as bad” as Donald Trump. “I sort of think Donald Trump might not be as ideologically pure as Voldemort,” he said. “My thing on Trump is that he feels like more of an opportunist — like I don’t know how much of this stuff he’s saying he actually, really, really believes.”

However, Radcliffe went on to clarify that this difference doesn’t mean that he doesn’t believe Rowling wasn’t onto something. “But that comparison is certainly not without its merits,” he said.

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Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@time.com.

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