David Attenborough jokes about shooting Donald Trump


LONDON — Turns out Sir David Attenborough isn't the biggest fan of Donald Trump.

The legendary British documentary maker was recently asked about the prospect of a Trump presidency in an interview with the Radio Times — and it's fair to say he didn't mince words with his reply.

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The subject of Trump came up when interviewer Emily Maitlis spoke to Attenborough about climate change, and the fact America may soon be governed by a man who once tweeted about global warming being a Chinese invention:

Attenborough's response was resigned, but he did also crack a fairly no-nonsense joke.

"Well, we lived through that with earlier presidents — they've been equally guilty," he said. "But what alternative do we have?

"Do we have any control or influence over the American elections? Of course we don't.

"We could shoot him... It's not a bad idea..."

It's important to stress that Attenborough was obviously just joking with that last bit — the interviewer writes "he catches my eye and giggles" after the quote — but one thing's clear: Attenborough is obviously not keen on the idea of Trump being in charge of things.

He joins Adele, Robert de Niro, J.K. Rowling and a line of other celebrities who have spoken out against the Republican nominee.

The full interview is available in the current edition of the Radio Times.

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