Christian Bale compares Trump to a ‘clown,' says ‘clowns can do a lot of damage'

Christian Bale accepts the Best Actor award for 'Vice' onstage during the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)

When it comes to President Trump, Christian Bale didn't think twice about making his feelings quite clear.

The 44-year-old actor, who earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination earlier this week for his portrayal of former Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice,” shared his thoughts about the two political figures with the UK Press Association.

Trump's "bombastic, he’s loud,” said the Welsh star, as reported by The Scotsman Friday. “Cheney was quiet and secretive and far more capable, far more brilliant.”

“In terms of their ability to understand government, there’s no comparison,” Bale continued. “Trump doesn’t understand it. Cheney did. That’s what made him so powerful, these decades within the government. Whereas Trump is sort of a clown by comparison. Clowns can do a lot of damage, but fingers crossed in the next two years that doesn’t happen.

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