Candice Bergen is not a fan of Donald Trump in the least. Not only does the actress think Trump is a “douche,” but she also wants to see his wife, Melania, leave him. Why does Bergen dislike Trump so much?
Apparently the Murphy Brown starback in the ‘60s. She opened up about her outing with the future president during an interview with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live. While wearing a “Free Melania” sweater, Bergen confessed the encounter was far from her greatest night.
Bergen and Trump’s date occurred when they were both attending the University of Pennsylvania. Bergen was only 18 when Trump asked her out for dinner.
Bergen explained how Trump had a love for burgundy in those days and thatafter the date.
In fact, the Emmy-winning actress says she went home early, though she did call Trump a “good looking guy.”
Bergen has been an outspoken critic of Trump for quite some time. She even helped Hillary Clinton campaign against him in the 2016 presidential election and was a big supporter of her run for the senate in 1999.
Trump has acknowledged his date with Bergen in previous interviews. In 2015, Trump made it sound like they actually went on several dates.
At the time, Bergen was a model and eventually broke into acting with her appearance in the 1969 movie, Carnal Knowledge, starring opposite Jack Nicholson.
Trump has been divorced twice. He was first married to model Ivana Trump before moving on the Marla Maples. Trump and Melania — another former model — tied the knot in 2005, and their marriage has faced intense scrutiny over the past few months. Bergen’s “Free Melania” reference dates back to Trump’s inauguration when he exited his limo and started up the White House steps without Melania, who had to leave the car alone.
Trump and Melania have not responded to Candice Bergen’s interview or the rumors surrounding their marriage.
During her interview, Bergen was joined by Reece Witherspoon, who also enjoyed a few laughs at Trump’s expense.