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Zach Galifianakis Says Donald Trump Is Too 'Challenged' to Appear on His Talk Show 'Between Two Ferns'

'I wouldn't have somebody on that's so mentally challenged. I feel like I'd be taking advantage of him. And you can print that.'

Zach Galifianakis Says Donald Trump Is Too 'Mentally Challenged' to Appear on His Talk Show 'Between Two Ferns'

The Donald won't be cavorting with comedian Zach Galifianakis any time soon.

While Hillary Clinton's appearance on the actor's talk show Between Two Ferns reached a massive 50 million views, Galifianakis told the LA Times on Saturday that republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was an absolute no-go.

"No. [Having Trump on the show] doesn’t interest me," he said bluntly. "Doing it the other way doesn’t interest me. He’s the kind of guy who likes attention – bad attention or good attention. So you’re dealing with a psychosis there that’s a little weird."

The Hangover star went on to question Trump's ability to handle the show's format.

"I wouldn’t have somebody on that’s so mentally challenged," he said. I feel like I’d be taking advantage of him. And you can print that."


In addition to Clinton, Funny or Die's Between Two Ferns has hosted Brad Pitt, Barack Obama, Steve Carell, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, and Bradley Cooper, to name just a few. The show is wildly popular, averaging anywhere from 5-10 million views per episode on YouTube alone.

In Clinton's session, Galifianakis asked the democrat if she was "excited to be the first girl president." He also referenced her former cabinet position as Secretary of State:

"As Secretary, how many words per minute could you type?" he asked, "And how does President Obama like his coffee? Like himself? Weak?"

"She was very game," Galifianakis told the LA Time of the experience after the fact, "and the fact that she was sick that day — having that knowledge and watching the news when everybody was kind of wondering what was going on, it just kind of makes you laugh. She just had pneumonia. It was not that big a deal. I love that the story became that she had pneumonia versus 'Oh, she’s really working hard, even through this.'"

"I walked away from that whole interview going, 'She's cool,'" he added.

Check out more episodes of Between Two Ferns on Funny or Die's YouTube channel.

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