The British comedian said the brash businessman’s bid for the White House was “like a joke that got out of hand” during a wide-ranging interview with Business Insider.
The creator and star of the original United Kingdom version of “The Office” also claimed the GOP nominee had more in common with David Brent, the cringeworthy boss Gervais played on the show, than former U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
“It’s like the movie would start with two old billionaires going, ‘I bet I can choose the worst person and make him president within a year,’” Gervais said in the piece, published online Saturday. “And then someone goes, ‘You’re on!’ and that’s how the film starts.”
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.