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Seth Rogen: I told Paul Ryan I hate his policies in front of his kids

Actor and comedian Seth Rogen on Friday night recounted his experience meeting GOP Speaker Paul Ryan (Wis.), revealing that he turned down a photo with the lawmaker and criticized his policies in front of his kids.

Rogen told CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert that he was approached by two of Ryan’s kids after speaking at an event on brain health hosted by Mitt Romney.

Rogen said he took a photo with the kids, assuming they were simply “very nice fans,” until they said their dad wanted to meet him and he saw the Speaker walking toward him.{mosads}

“My whole body puckered, I tensed up, and I didn’t know what to do,” he said, adding that Ryan came over and “grabbed [his] hand” before asking for a photo together.

“I look over and his kids are standing right there expectantly, clearly fans of mine, and I said, ‘No way, man!’ ” Rogen said.

Rogen, who is Canadian, said he then went on to lash out at Ryan over his policies, though he felt “conflicted” doing it in front of his children.

“Furthermore, I hate what you’re doing to the country at this moment and I’m counting the days until you no longer have one iota of the power that you currently have,” Rogen said he told Ryan.

“I’m glad I didn’t take a picture with Paul Ryan, I touched him so I don’t know how I feel about that,” he said. “His kids seemed lovely, and very Caucasian.”

In the interview with Colbert, Rogen also took the chance to criticize the Trump administration for detaining migrant children at the border, and praised his home country for legalizing recreational marijuana.

“This week Trump made prisons for kids, and Canada legalized recreational marijuana,” Rogen said. “I don’t know if there’s an official grading system for the weeks a country has, but that was a good week for Canada.”

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