Globe-trotting super chef Anthony Bourdain, host of CNN's Parts Unknown, will dine with President Obama, but he "absolutely f–ucking" won't dine with Donald Trump. Not here, not there, not anywhere. Not in a house, with a mouse, with a fox, or even in a box.
In an interview with The Wrap, Chef Boy-ar-dee -- er, Bourdain discussed the season premiere of his Emmy Award-winning show, which featured Bourdain and Obama enjoying a meal together. When asked if he'd do the same with Donald Trump, he didn't mince words.
"Absolutely fucking not," Bourdain said.
Bourdain expanded on his eloquent comment by saying he's seen Mr. Trump as "loathsome" for over 10 years.
"I’ve been a New Yorker most of my life, [and] for better or worse Mr. Trump is a New Yorker," Bourdain continued. "We know him well here. We’ve watched how he does business and we’ve watched him say things and then we’ve seen whether or not he did those things, we have seen how he treats the people he does business with. I would give the same answer that I would have given 10 years ago, when he was just as loathsome."
Regarding Obama's appearance on his show, Bourdain said it "fell in our lap" and that he wouldn't do it again if given a choice.
"We didn’t reach out to the White House," he added. "I don’t think it’s something I’m anxious to do again. It’s something I’m really grateful I did this time around but it was an extraordinary occurrence."
Having visited multiple countries, Bourdain was asked to comment on if his travels gave him some perspective on America's political issues.
"I’ve never seen in my lifetime the kind of national conversation that we’re actually having in the open now," he said. "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."
"I mean, there is a sense of utter disbelief, everywhere I go, at Mr. Trump," he continued. "That is for sure. I mean, I’m talking among our allies, England, France Germany, Italy,” Bourdain continued. "It’s the worst thing you can find. It’s one thing to be despised or held in contempt or feared, but to be ridiculed or pitied is a terrible thing."