Actor claims Trump tried to intimidate him


The latest Hollywood figure to announce a gripe with President Trump is “Mad Men” star John Hamm, who said to the New York Times that Trump tried to intimidate him when they met at a “Saturday Night Live” afterparty.

Hamm says he bumped into Trump at the party in November 2015.

“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. “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 go into detail about what the three men then discussed or how they tried to intimidate him. It’s noteworthy that Trump was present at an SNL afterparty a year before he was elected president, as the show’s new business model is now to attack him as much as possible.

Hamm’s spotlight has dimmed slightly since he burst onto the mainstream scene with his epic performance in AMC’s “Mad Men.” He has since starred in movies like “Marjorie Prime” and “Baby Driver,” and has had a regular role on Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”

“I always say, I make the movies where people go, ‘Hey, I never saw it, but when I finally did, I really liked it,’” Hamm mused. “People saw ‘Baby Driver,’ though. I was pleased with that.”

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