Hollywood heavyweight film producer-director Judd Apatow said during Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit in Beverly Hills Wednesday that after eight months in office, President Donald Trump “is not showing that he’s learning as a president how to behave.”
“I think we’ve revealed how horrible people can be,” the Girls co-creator said. Variety reports. “And I think through social media, we’ve energized the worst of a lot of people’s instincts. So I think it’s more of a Pandora’s Box that’s going to get worse and worse.”
Apatow — a frequent critic of Trump, who compared his election to being “raped” — likened the president to a flawed character in one of his films or TV shows.
“For storytelling, you always want to start with somebody with a problem and try to see if they can learn something from it, so you want your characters to be flawed and the more flawed the better,” the comedy guru said.