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Judd Apatow says Donald Trump "is not intellectually capable of running our country"


The director Judd Apatow has hit out at Donald Trump and his inept leadership during some of America’s most troubling times, labelling him “a malignant narcissist”.

Apatow is currently on the promo trail for his new film, The King of Staten Island, and has been discussing the 45th US president’s lack of compassion and empathy in recent weeks, suggesting he’s not fit to lead the country.

Speaking with The Independent, Apatow was scathing in his assessment of Trump’s tenure in one of the most powerful positions in the world: “The US president is, I believe, a malignant narcissist,” claimed the director.

“He doesn’t have compassion. He is not intellectually capable of leading our country and he is not emotionally fit to run our country and everything that’s happening is the natural result of that.”

Apatow didn’t let up either, “It’s a tragedy that somehow he was elected,” he continued. “There was a lot of voter suppression involved in his election. To this day we’re still not sure exactly what happened. I’m hopeful that nobody new has decided they love him. And when people get to go to the polls [in November 2020], he will be removed.”

Apatow was speaking to the publication in promotion of his new film, starring Pete Davidson, The King of Staten Island. The new film was written by Davidson and sees the SNL comedian make peace with the emotional loss of his own father in the 9/11 attacks, through a largely autobiographical film.

Watch the trailer below and stream the film as soon as you can, you won’t be disappointed.

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