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Judd Apatow Believes Donald Trump Will Run U.S. Like It's 'The Apprentice'
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17 Jan 2017 01:02 PM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Judd Apatow (Image Source: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons)

One of the knocks against Donald Trump being elected as the president of the country has been that what most of us know of him is his time hosting The Apprentice.

He never held public office, so it's unknown how he will perform in the role of POTUS.

With all that considered, Judd Apatow is under the belief that Trump will run the country the same way he conducted business on The Apprentice.

"I watched an enormous amount of The Apprentice," he said. "Donald Trump sits in his office. He sends his kids to watch the teams do their missions. Then they come back and tell him what they think of it, and then he makes an impulsive decision based on the information that Donald Jr. or Ivanka give him. That's how he's running the country."

Apatow wasn't even all that surprised when Trump won the presidential election in November because he operates on the belief that the funniest candidate always ends up being the victor.

"I said it as a joke, but I think there's something to it," he said. "Reagan was funny. Bill Clinton was funny. Bush was funnier than Gore. Obama was funnier than probably anybody who's ever run for office."

Likewise, he believes Trump has a "demented sense of humor" and that he is "way funnier than Hillary Clinton."

This is despite the fact that he was a Clinton supporter. He believes she didn't go on to win because she "made a few enormous mistakes" in her campaign.

"One of those mistakes, to me, was that you can't get paid that much for speeches and go back into politics," he reasoned. "That has to be your victory lap – you cash in, you do the speeches and you're done."

With all that said, Apatow is planning on adjusting his opposition of Trump once he takes office.

"I don't think it serves a purpose to be against him," he said. "It only serves a purpose to fight issue by issue."

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