By James Hibberd
August 09, 2016 at 07:07 PM EDT
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Former Community star Donald Glover is explaining why he declined to return to the cult favorite comedy for its series finale — and his reasoning involves an eventual death wish for Donald Trump.

Glover was addressing reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Tuesday about his promising new FX dramedy Atlanta when he was asked about skipping out of Community season 6 closer. Glover’s answer suggests he felt his character Troy had already enjoyed a completed arc before the series end.

“I just like endings,” he said. “I think everything should have death clauses in them. Like, humans have death clauses. Thank god, like, one day Trump is going to die. That’s a guarantee. That’s awesome. It’s important that things end and … I’m glad things end because it forces things to progress. Like, 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. So like that’s kind of how I feel about that. Because I had like so much fun on Community, and it wasn’t like I wanted to run away from that, but I was just like, ‘Oh that’s why he ended it because he likes endings too.’ It’s good, I think.”

Glover’s Atlanta will debut Sept. 6 on FX.