‘House of Cards’ star: I won’t attend WHCD if Trump is president
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“House of Cards” star Michael Kelly says he won’t be attending the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner next year if Donald TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Korea conducts potential 6th missile test in a month Kemp leading Perdue in Georgia gubernatorial primary: poll US ranked 27th least corrupt country in the world MORE becomes president.
“No I wouldn’t,” Kelly, who plays President Frank Underwood’s chief-of-staff Doug Stamper, told The Hill on the red carpet of the Hill’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner Weekend’s Friday kick-off party
“I doubt it. ... I’m just not a big supporter [of Trump].”
Kelly has not been a fan of the Republican front-runner, who he has criticized for his short fuse.
“He's been openly racist and demeaning to women, yet he's being considered seriously,” Kelly said in an interview with The Telegraph last month.
“There's a screw loose and he's got a really short fuse. Do you really want the leader of the free world with his finger on the button to have a short fuse?"
And while he plays the role of an intimidating “political fixer” on the Netflix show, Kelly had a light and friendly demeanor — mingling with Washington VIPs on the rooftop of the Canadian Embassy.