Zach Galifianakis: Trump is a ‘bully,’ ‘grotesque’

Laura Donovan Contributor
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“The Hangover” actor Zach Galifianakis isn’t crazy about fellow White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA) dinner guest Donald Trump, according to a recent interview with Conan O’Brien.

Trump, who announced Monday that he’s not running for president, attended the dinner a few weeks ago and was the subject of jokes by President Barack Obama and Seth Meyers. Though Galifianakis didn’t publicly grill Trump at the event, the comedian had some harsh words for the “Celebrity Apprentice” host.

“Donald Trump was sitting nearby…Everybody was laughing at Donald Trump and it was the most beautiful thing, to have the bully of the world or whatever — it was fantastic,” Galifianakis told O’Brien. “It was really great. I wanted to go up to him and go, ‘Didn’t you think any of that was funny?’ But you don’t want to engage with somebody that’s so grotesque.”

The day following the big WHCA event, Trump appeared on Fox News, where he expressed surprise at how many jabs had been directed at him at the dinner.

“I really understood what I was getting into, I didn’t know that I’d be virtually the sole focus, I guess when you’re leading in most of the polls that tends to happen,” Trump said. “I had no idea it would be to that extent, where you know, it was just joke after joke after joke. It was almost like, is there anyone else they could talk about? So in a certain way I was honored, but you know again the economy is having such a, it’s going through such a traumatic period, I was thinking to myself, it just seems inappropriate.”

Watch: Galifianakis rip Trump