- TV Show
- Drama, Horror, Thriller
- run date
- Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus
A Walking Dead star has compared Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to its latest big bad: Negan.
Michael Cudlitz, who plays Sgt. Abraham Ford on the AMC show, was asked how Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton would handle a zombie apocalypse.
“I think we’re probably looking at that right now,” Cudlitz told The Huffington Post. “I think Trump would be more like Negan, and Clinton would be more like Rick — kind of go with the political when you can, but not afraid to kill everybody if they had to.”
“But Negan’s a little bit of a loose cannon, and Trump is a little bit of a loose cannon,” Cudlitz added. “And that’s not me being political. That’s by his own description. So yeah, I think we actually have our Negan and our Rick. And neither one is perfect.”
It’s not the first time Trump has been compared to a villainous, or at least less-than-heroic, pop culture character. Trump has previously been compared to Voldemort from the Harry Potter stories; Effie Trinket from The Hunger Games; Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver; Biff from Back to the Future (in fact, screenwriter Bob Gale has said the character in BTTF Part II is based on Trump); and a contestant on The Bachelor.
The Walking Dead returns from its cliffhanger for season 7 on Sunday, Oct. 23 on AMC.