Jon Hamm on Trump’s reaction to Obama’s jokes: “He didn’t take it very well”


Jon Hamm’s been on the promotional trail for Bridesmaids lately, and he stopped by the Conan O’Brien show last night to discuss various things, such as how he’s been filming a television show in England, and rabid “Mad Men” fans often send over huge quantities of bourbon whenever he visits pubs. Surprisingly, Hamm claims to prefer the girly, neon-tinted drinks: “Real men go for any drink that’s in the neon family.” Hamm also talked about President Obama’s killer jokes at the White House Correspondents dinner to great effect:

He was amazing, and I had kind of the best seat the house because I was sitting sort of right behind Donald Trump’s table, and watching that dude who has no problem telling people what to do and giving people trouble actually take it? He didn’t take it very well. That was a rough table. I was actually sitting next to Zach Galifianakis and we were laughing very loudly to the point where I kind of checked in with him and I was like, can we kind of tone it down? These are funny jokes but [Donald's] right there. He was not having any of it, but they were funny jokes, and Obama was hilarious. I felt kind of bad because I was like, ‘Seth’s gotta follow this guy,’ and he did do a great job. It was fun, it was super fun. I got to meet him, I got to meet the President. That’s not something that happens every day.

[From Team Coco]

Sigh. He’s still so humble (and dreamy) after all of this recent success. I also like how, in real life, Hamm still looks like Don Draper but doesn’t act like him at all. Is there any way we can clone him for posterity? In case you want to witness the above words in (ahem) further detail, here’s a video clip from last night’s show:



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  1. sorrento says:

    The whole Trump thing is an embarrasment to everyone. He should not have been recognized as a viable threat in the first place.

  2. merski says:

    I think that’s a beautiful idea! There should be a Jon Hamm for every woman out there!

  3. Audrey says:

    I don’t think anyone who is serious about politics thought of Trump as a viable candidate.

  4. Eve says:

    Even though President Obama owned Trump big time, I think he shouldn’t have aknowledge his existence in the first place. Trump is a troll and if there’s one thing I learned from the internet is that we shall never feed one. There’s no way you’re going to silence a troll, an answer will only bring more trolling.

    Quite frankly, I think what’s keeping Trump’s shut right now is the fact bin Laden was killed.

  5. LunaT says:

    All four of you are giving me a morning laugh. Thank you :)

    Jon Hamm just got awesomer (is that even a word) by saying he laughed heartily at Donald.

    I loved seeing the look on Donald’s face during Rack and Seth’s bits. Awesome. And I can’t help myself but I am intrigued by Donald’s combover. How big is his ego that he doesn’t realize we all know he’s balding?

  6. Praise St. Angie! says:

    agree with Audrey…I don’t think anyone really took Trump seriously (except the wack-job birthers).

    I honestly think the media gave him a platform so he could embarrass himself…that is, they gave him the rope with which to hang himself. every time he appeared on TV, with his ridiculous agenda, he made himself more and more of a fringe candidate.

    ditto for the Obama admin…I think they just let Trump go on and on because…let’s face it…he didn’t really NEED anyone to make him look stupid – he did it all on his own.

    I remember seeing Trump’s reaction to the jokes about him, and boy did he look like a grumpy old man who has no sense of humor about himself.

  7. Pixiegirl says:

    I love the visual of Hamm laughing uncontrollably while Trump sits there with his giant fish-lip pout!

  8. bluhare says:

    Even more reason to love The Hammster . . . I wish *I* would have been sitting next to Trump during that speech! Watched it before Obama announced about Osama and he KILLEd it! And then he really did kill it.

    But what got to me was how Obama did that after he’d already given the go ahead for the raid and it was underway or close to it.

  9. Chickie Baby says:

    :Sigh: Jon Hamm is one tall drink of water. Damn-o.

  10. lucy2 says:

    Love the clone idea. Though I fear the quality would get watered down and the clones would be a lot like his 30 Rock character…
    I would have loved to have sat there with Zack and Jon and laughed at the Trump jokes, especially with Trump sitting there pouting like the spoiled man-child he is.
    Agree with the other posts too.

  11. embertine says:

    Don’t clone him for posterity, clone him for meeeeeeeee!

  12. mln76 says:

    Seriously lets get this clone project going stat.
    On Donald Trump eventhough this week they are disavowing him the Republican party took him seriously he was nearing frontrunner status until he got owned by Obama…I love that all he had to do was a recap of the previous weeks Aprentice episode to give him a what-for.

  13. Andria says:

    Jon Hamm is beyond adorable. om nom nom.

  14. launicaangelina says:

    I say it all the time but I freaking love Jon Hamm! Dayum, he’s a fine man!

  15. mauibound says:

    I think I love the guy even more after that clip!

    He is so amazing! I want him….

  16. gobo says:

    Meh, I live in Ireland so it’s not much to me but I was pretty happy to see Obama Pwn Trump. It reminded me of swatting a mosquito after an hour of listening to it bzzzzzzzz around the tent. Satisfying.

  17. BeckEye says:

    I could stare at that pic of scruffy, bespectacled Hamm until my eyeballs dry up and fall out.

  18. Lili says:

    The New Yorker editorial by Hendrik Hertzberg had a good ending about Trump.

    The dismaying truth is that birtherism is part of a larger pattern of rejection of reality that has taken hold of intimidating segments of one of the two political parties that alternate in power in our governing institutions. It is aking to the view that global warming is a hoax, or that the budget can be balanced through spending cuts alone, or that contraception causes abortion, or that evolution is juste another theory, on a par with the theory that the earth is six thousand years old.

    “The world laughs at us”, Donald Trump said the other day. “They won’t be laughing if I’m elected President”. That they won’t; anyway he won’t be. But they are laughing now. As is well known, gallows humor is an excellent way to keep from crying.

  19. Lili says:

    Oh, and on topic : Jon Hamm is yummy. :)

  20. kpist says:

    Galifinakis, or whatever his name is, is a tool

  21. Bee says:

    OMG! Every interview with this man just makes me love him more and more!

  22. brutony says:

    Another delirious “celebrity” drinking off the Kool-aid of O’Bozo? Did they think it was a bit odd for the “comedians” to insult a private citizen like Trump instead of a sitting president, like they usually do? I guess O’Bowmah is so thin-skinned he probably would have ran out of the room and cried! Pathetic!

  23. Ruffian9 says:

    brotony, are you high?

  24. lucy2 says:

    Trump is a “private citizen”? Bwahaha! Ah, you made me laugh.

  25. Chris says:

    Hell yeah, those jokes were hilarious and treated Trump with the contempt he deserved. If I was there laughing at Trump and he glared at me I would’ve pointed at him and kept laughing. :)

  26. anne_000 says:

    brutony, how is trump a “private citizen?”

    anyways, he was one of the leaders of polls for republican candidates & if u go to the WH Correspondents dinner (which is an annual, traditional ‘roast’), then u know ur going to be put in the spotlight.

    if donald cant take something as light-hearted as this event, then how was he going to handle being actually roasted on a daily business as president of the US by not just 2 ppl at the podium, but from the whole world?

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