Judd Apatow ‘Scared and Eating Ice Cream’ After Trump Victory

January 16th, 2017 3:11 PM

If you’ve already dropped the ball on your resolution to lose weight this year, you can blame Donald Trump. (At least, according to Girls producer and Lena Dunham pal Judd Apatow.)

In a chummy interview with New York Times op-ed columnist Maureen Dowd, a dismal Apatow weighed in on the incoming administration, going so far as to blame his expanding waistline on the President-elect.

“It’s very hard to lose weight in the Trump era,” he told Dowd. “I’m trying so hard to have it not turn into 30 pounds. I think it tests our ability to not want to numb out. There’s so many things that are hard to hear every day that you do want to have some Oreos.”

“Like people say, what do you invest in during the Trump era?” Apatow continued. “I feel like, Hostess Cakes. Most of us are just scared and eating ice cream.”

Dowd was thoroughly correct when she called the producer “particularly outspoken and agitated.” Apatow routinely tweets about Trump, and has called him a “sociopath,” “idiot,” and “madman.” But now, he’s resolved to shift his method of attack.

“I’m trying to transition from making comments on social media to choosing one or two organizations to work with and support so that I feel like I’m actually being a positive part of the process,” he explained to Dowd.

At least that’s something. The question is, will he actually do it? 

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