CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: The Nazis Are Coming! And I’m “Absolutely F**king Not” Dining With Their Leader!
Renowned chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN’s travel and food series Parts Unknown, says he’s not at all interested in sitting down and eating with Donald Trump.
“Absolutely fucking not,” Bourdain said when asked whether he might interview the Republican presidential candidate.
In an interview with the Wrap, the award winning chef and New York City native said he’s long believed Trump to be a “loathsome” man and would have turned down dinner with the White House hopeful “10 years ago.”
When asked — having traveled extensively and experienced various cultures as part of his television show — if he sees America’s issues differently, Bourdain said that Europe has seen “a lot of sort of white nationalism and alt-right. A lot of anti-immigrant sentiment, a lot of fear and undirected anger but I’ve never seen in my lifetime the kind of national conversation that we’re actually having in the open now.”
“It would have been unthinkable at any point in my life, eight years ago, if a candidate for a major party was endorsed by the America Nazi Party and the Aryan Nation it’s something [major figures] would feel obliged to denounce. Now, that apparently isn’t reason enough to say anything.”