Zach Galifianakis: Donald Trump is 'so grotesque'
Zach Galifianakis of the comedy film "The Hangover" says it was "beautiful" that Donald Trump was mocked at the recent White House Correspondents' Dinner, adding that the "Celebrity Apprentice" host is a "bully" and "so grotesque."
Trump, a 64-year-old real estate mogul, who had his own Comedy Central Roast earlier this year, made headlines on Monday, May 16, when he announced he would not run for president in the 2012 election, as many expected.
President Barack Obama and "Saturday Night Live" cast member Seth Meyers had poked fun at him at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in late April. Trump had criticized the U.S. leader for weeks beforehand while speculation grew about whether or not he would run.
"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, it was really great," Galifianakis, 41, told Conan O'Brien on his TBS talk show on Monday. "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."
Trump has not commented. Galifianakis, who is also a comedian, reprises his role as Alan in "The Hangover Part 2," which is set for release on May 26. He also stars in "The Muppets," the latest movie based on the popular children's franchise, which is co-written by Jason Segel and which hits theaters on November 23.
Galifianakis, who has appeared on television regularly with shows such as "Tru Calling" and "Dog Bites Man," is also developing an HBO project based on the life of his comedian friend Brody Stevens, who starred in "The Hangover" and "Due Date," another comedy film starring Galifianakis.
Check out Zach Galifianakis' appearance on "Conan" below.