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Glee Star Jane Lynch: My Character Was Very Much Like Trump

Actress Jane Lynch may have took some time to get going, but once she did, her career take off like a rocket. Lynch made her breakthrough as a personal dog handler in Christopher Guest’s mockumentary, Best in Show.

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The actor is perhaps best remembered for portraying evil cheerleading Coach Sue Sylvester in the hit Fox series Glee. During an appearance on the Daily Beast podcast, The Last Laugh, Lynch was asked how her character compared to the President.

Lynch said that while Sylvester was similar to Trump, there were some slight differences. She explained:

“You know, Sue Sylvester is very much like Donald Trump. She just fights, to the point where it’s one indignity after the other, breaking a law over here, breaking a law over there, you can’t keep up with it. And then she gets forgiven and does the same thing over and over again, but she does have some redemptive moments that Donald Trump doesn’t have. I think that’s the difference between just plain narcissism and sociopathic narcissism.”

This isn’t the first time Lynch, who is also an LGBTQ activist has been critical of the President. In the run up to the 2016 election she told the Hollywood Reporter, “That whole ‘I can do this and I can do that. And we’re gonna destroy this and we’re gonna destroy that.’ And then he gets all of these people going ‘Yeah! Yeah.” Of his supporters, she said, “They see the bully on the playground who’s saying ‘I’m gonna make sure nobody kicks your (expletive).”



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