Anti-Trump sentiment is at an all time high, despite him showing sympathy for childhood arrivals in his recent DACA conversations. No matter what he does, it seems that the left will always regard him with disdain.
It should then come as no surprise that Anthony Bourdain, host of “Parts Unknown” on liberal network CNN, threatened to poison Donald Trump if he ever got the chance to cook for him. While some believe that he was joking and that freedom of speech should be protected, others are more wary.
CNN has already fired Kathy Griffin for posing with a bloodied Trump head, and they’ve cut their ties with “Believer” host Reza Aslan after his anti-Trump tweets were widely condemned. Bourdain and “Parts Unknown,” are significantly more popular than either of the programs hosted by those two, putting CNN in a quandry should they decide to take disciplinary action.
Fox News reports that Anthony Bourdain, upon being asked if he would ever cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un, said that he would poison the President with hemlock.
Anthony Bourdain, host of “Parts Unknown” on liberal CNN, said last week that he would poison Donald Trump if the celebrity chef was asked to cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un.
“Hemlock,” Bourdain simply replied when asked by TMZ what he would serve Trump and the North Korean dictator.
Hemlock is a poisonous plant that has historically been used as a method of execution. Socrates famously drank the noxious liquid, after being condemned to death for practicing philosophy in ancient Greece. Bourdain has backtracked on his claim however, saying that it was a joke.
When Fox News reached out to the renowned chef, he said that he meant he would serve President Trump “kale,” not hemlock. Interestingly enough, however, this is not the first time that Mr. Bourdain has spoken negatively of Trump.
He’s been a long time critic of the Donald, saying that he’s “been a New Yorker” for most of his life. Judging from his comment, it seems that he may have had a negative run in with the President nearly a decade ago, but this is unconfirmed.
This isn’t the first time the “Parts Unknown” host has spoken negatively about Trump. Bourdain, who famously dined with President Obama on an episode of “Parts Unknown,” told TheWrap last year that he wouldn’t eat with then-candidate Trump if given the chance.
“Absolutely f—ing not,” Bourdain said. “I’ve been a New Yorker most of my life… I would give the same answer that I would have given 10 years ago, when he was just as loathsome.”
Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” is a CNN original series in which the celebrity chef travels the world to showcase food and culture. He also told TMZ that he wouldn’t be interested in filming an episode in North Korea because “most of the population are starving.”
As for Bourdain’s thoughts on Kim Jong Un, the CNN star called him a “chubby, evil little f—.”
CNN did not immediately responded to Fox News’ request for comment.
Many are left wondering whether CNN will distance themselves from Anthony Bourdain or cancel his show entirely. We’ve seen numerous liberal celebrities ruin their careers by speaking out against President Trump, and while many still believe that the chef has a right to speak his mind, CNN may not feel the same way.