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Rachel Maddow plays 'Who Would You Rather?' with former presidents

Plus, the animal she thinks Donald Trump most resembles

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If you’re gonna talk about politics with your drinking buddies, you’d be hard pressed to find a bigger expert than Rachel Maddow.

Not only does Maddow serve as the host of The Rachel Maddow Show (which airs weekdays at 9 p.m. on MSNBC), but she’s also the co-anchor of MSNBC’s primetime political coverage, alongside Brian Williams. (Plus, we’d read that she mixes a mean martini.) With the presidential election only a few weeks away, EW invited Maddow to hangout for a few after-work drinks at the storied Hurley’s Saloon in midtown Manhattan, where we asked her very, very important political questions like: If Donald Trump were an animal, what would he be? And if Hillary Clinton were a musical instrument, what would she be?

We also asked Maddow about her favorite and least favorite presidents, dove into weird presidential hobbies — including John Quincy Adams’ penchant for skinny-dipping — and took Maddow through a round of presidential “Who’d You Rather?” including a battle between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush. “Oh, that’s too easy,” Maddow said with a laugh.

For more from Maddow, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands Friday, or buy it here now — and subscribe for more exclusive interviews and photos, only in EW.