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Woody Harrelson says he had to 'fire up a joint' to get through dinner with Donald Trump

'Talk about a tough dinner to get through. All he could talk about was money'

Samuel Osborne
Sunday 07 January 2018 18:01 GMT
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Woody Harrelson has revealed he "fired up a joint" in order to get through a dinner with Donald Trump.

The Academy Award-nominated actor said he and his friend Jesse Ventura, who was then the governor of Minnesota, met the US President as New York's Trump Tower ahead of the 2004 US election.

In an interview with The Observer, Harrelson, 56, said: "Talk about a tough dinner to get through. All he could talk about was money.

Woody Harrelson recalls dinner with Donald Trump: 'It was brutal'

"After about 45 minutes, I was like 'excuse me', and walked outside and fired up a joint.

"I was like: 'Whoa, how am I going to get through the rest of this meal?' I wouldn't even have dinner with that mother and here he is the f***ing President."

Harrelson, who will appear in the upcoming Star Wars spin off film Solo: A Star Wars Story, said he has now quit smoking cannabis "to get my head together".

The actor previously spoke about the dinner party with Mr Trump during an appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher.

"I went and it was brutal," he said. "I never met a more narcissistic man. He talked about himself the whole time.

"You could see the standard he was going to bear. I had to walk out halfway through just to, like, steel myself from the rest of it," he added.

Earlier this week, Mr Trump's administration began the process of reversing policies easing the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.

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