Donald Glover: “Thank God, one day Trump is gonna die”

The actor and rapper made the remark during the Television Critics Association's summer press tour

Donald Glover has spoken out about the Republican nominee for US President, Donald Trump.

Glover, who makes music as Childish Gambino and starred in Community, was present at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour in Los Angeles yesterday (August 9) to promote his new FX show, Atlanta.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Glover was explaining his reasons for why he didn’t return to Community‘s revived sixth and final season, which aired online on Yahoo! Screen in 2015, when he used Trump as an example.


“I just like endings. I think every thing should have death clauses,” Glover said. “Thank God, one day Trump is gonna die. That is guaranteed. That is awesome,” he said, to laughs from his fellow panellists.

“It’s important that things end, and I’m glad things end because it forces things to progress,” he continued about his role as Troy on Community. “I get really frustrated in the world because I see a lot of things that could be better but aren’t better because things haven’t died yet. I had so much fun on Community. It’s not like I wanted to run away from that.”

Speaking about his new show, Glover said that thesis of Atlanta “was kind of to show people how it felt to be black.”

“What was important to me was that this show was personal and had a specific take, because that’s all you can really ask for from a show nowadays: having a specific point of view on something,” Glover said.

Atlanta is about two cousins who attempt to break into the city’s rich hip-hop scene. Glover stars as Earnest ‘Earn’ Marks, who is dragged into making rap music by his cousin Alfred Miles (played by Boardwalk Empire‘s Brian Tyree Henry).

Atlanta will premiere on FX in the US on September 6.