Star reveals ‘weird’ Trump encounter

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FORMER Mad Men star Jon Hamm wasn’t thrilled the first time he met the Donald Trump.

The New York Post reports Hamm, who recently appeared in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, spoke to the New York Times about the moment when he first met Trump at an afterparty for Saturday Night Live.

Fans may recall the then-candidate hosted the popular comedy show in November 2015. Hamm says he bumped into Trump at the party, but was made uncomfortable by the meeting.

“He was with Bill O’Reilly. They’re both tall dudes. And I’m a tall dude. And they both do that tall-dude thing, which is to try to intimidate you,” Hamm told the outlet in an in-depth interview about his career.


media_cameraJon Hamm wasn’t thrilled the first time he met Trump. Picture: Getty Images for InStyle

media_cameraPresident Trump met Hamm at an afterparty for SNL. Picture: AP

“And it doesn’t work on me. I’m like, ‘I’m as alpha as you. Let’s go. You’re not going to chest-bump me.’ It was a very weird night. It was the shortest I’ve ever stayed at an ‘SNL’ afterparty.”

Hamm didn’t elaborate on what, if anything, he discussed with the two men, or what specifically they did to try to intimidate him.


media_cameraJon Hamm said the meeting was a “very weird night”. Picture: John Grainger

The 46-year-old celebrity is something of a regular presence around Saturday Night Live and has access to the usually exclusive afterparties. Since Trump was elected, the show has taken regular shots at both him and his administration each week.

Since hitting it big with his role as Don Draper on AMC’s Mad Men, Hamm has starred in movies like Marjorie Prime, Baby Driver and has had a regular role on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Originally published as Star reveals ‘weird’ Trump encounter



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