‘Tall Dudes’ Donald Trump and Bill O’Reilly Tried Their Best at Intimidating Jon Hamm, But Failed Miserably

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Jon Hamm seems like a really nice guy. To clarify: a really nice, tall, well-built guy who you probably wouldn’t want to piss off. And yet, President Donald Trump and disgraced Fox News host Bill O’Reilly thought it would be a cool, fun idea to have some kind of alpha-male standoff with Hamm during a Saturday Night Live after-party last year (for the SNL episode that Trump infamously hosted), and the whole thing just left our dear Hammy a bit confused. “He was with Bill O’Reilly,” he explained to the New York Times. “They’re both tall dudes. And I’m a tall dude. And they both do that tall-dude thing, which is try to intimidate you. And it doesn’t work on me. I’m like, ‘I’m as alpha as you. Let’s go. You’re not going to chest-bump me.’ It was a very weird night. It was the shortest I’ve ever stayed at an SNL after-party.” Think of all of the un-eaten canapés and iced beverages that were sacrificed due to this ordeal. At least Trump’s inner circle is taking the anecdote well.

Donald Trump, Bill O’Reilly Failed at Intimidating Jon Hamm