CNN's Bourdain on Trump associates: 'They’re all going to turn on each other'
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CNN’s Anthony Bourdain said in a recent interview he thinks the members of President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' On student loans, Biden doesn't have an answer yet Grill company apologizes after sending meatloaf recipe on same day of rock star's death MORE’s inner circle will “turn on each other.”

In an interview with the Daily Beast, Bourdain compared the ongoing controversies and investigations surrounding Trump with the trial of New York mobster John Gotti.


“In the end, I think they’re all a bunch of frightened, self-interested greedheads. They’re all going to turn on each other, and the whole thing is going to come crashing down like any other conspiracy of not-too-bright people,” Bourdain said of those close to Trump.

The “Parts Unknown” host specifically said the members of Trump’s circle “are not the best and the brightest.”

The interview comes ahead of the season 11 premier of Bourdain’s show. In the upcoming episode, he travels to West Virginia, a state Trump won by more than 40 points in 2016.

Bourdain, a frequent critic of the president, said the people he spoke to provided “nuanced” reasons as to why they supported Trump.

“People were incredibly kind and generous to me, not hostile to my political beliefs, and we talked a lot about coal, the Second Amendment, and why people who come from five generations of breaking their backs in the coal mine would vote for a sketchy New York real estate guy who’s never changed a tire in his life,” Bourdain told the Daily Beast.

Last year, Bourdain joked about poisoning Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un when asked what he would serve the two leaders should he have the chance to prepare a meal for them.

The season premiers Sunday.