Phil Donahue: Trump Supporters 'Scared,' 'Angry,' 'Almost Exclusively' White

"He's like a guy with a top hat and cane jumping out of a cake."

Talk show legend Phil Donahue took to CNN to make clear what he thought about Donald Trump supporters: they're "scared," "very angry," and "almost exclusively" white. 

The comments came during an interview on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday in response to a question about why The Donald was having such success on the campaign trail.

"This is this is fascinating phenomenon in American politics," mused Donahue. "What I find most interesting is the crowds he draws: they’re all white—almost exclusively. It’s a big country and we have lots of ethnicity more than any other nation on earth but it’s a white crowd." 

Apart from their whiteness, Donahue saw a few other shared attributes: fear and anger. 

"They’re South, they're Rocky Mountain West—and they're scared, and they're very angry. Finally, they've got somebody speaking for them," said Donahue. 

Donahue then moved on to Trump's "entertainer" qualities. Trump was not just another one of "these gray figures" dressed in "the same boring ties and black, dark suits." 

"He's like a guy with a top hat and cane jumping out of a cake," he said. "He’s riveting. He owns media."

Saying even Reliable Sources couldn't wait to put him on the front page, Donahue admitted that if he were still on TV, he'd definitely have Trump on his show. 

Video via Breitbart TV