- 09 Dec 16
Tina Fey has opened up about how she believes that Donald Trump’s negative presidential campaign and his shock victory has alarmingly fueled an increased level of misogyny in the US.
"It feels like we were on the precipice of things getting pretty good, and now we're in a bit of a throwback moment. I definitely came out of last month feeling misogyny is much more real than two years ago,” the comedian says in an interview in the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter.
“But the thing I worry about [more] than actual human interaction is the internet. Because that's just despicable: people just being able to be awful to each other without having to be in the same room.
“It's metastasizing now, thanks to our glorious President-elect who can't muster the dignity of a seventh-grader.”
The 46-year-old actress, who got her big break on SNL (Saturday Night Live), has also heavily criticized President-elect Trump for his recent Twitter outbursts about how he’s being portrayed on the TV show by Alec Baldwin.
“At one level, it just makes me feel sick for the state of the world because it's so beneath a president, but also my feeling is: ’You think you're good at being a jerk on Twitter? You will now face the grandmaster of being a jerk!’” she says.
She also laughed-off Trump’s demands for an apology from SNL.
“I thought, our president-elect is a chump of a manager because don't put yourself in a position where you're asking for something and you're going to be told no.
"You're the president. You demanded an apology that you can't get. Bad management skills,” she adds.
Here's a taste of Alec Baldwin's hilarious parody of Donald Trump: