David Spade was not amused by the recent episode of Running Wild with Bear Grylls featuring Barack Obama, saying he “thought a president should have a little more dignity.” A clip from TMZ shows Spade being asked about a recent tweet in which he questioned the president’s appearance on the wilderness survival reality show.

“What president does reality shows? It just sounds weird to me, you know what I mean? It’s just too much,” Spade told TMZ. The Saturday Night Live alum, who most recently starred in Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous 6 and Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, also pointed out the numerous talk show appearances made by the First Lady. “I think that Michelle Obama’s on Ellen more than I am,” he said. “It’s just a new world. It seems a bit thirsty.”

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Maybe Obama is just trying to have a good time during his last year in office. Plus, it’s Bear Grylls; it’s not like he’s showing up on Real Housewives and bullying Yolanda Foster. Spade also slammed Obama’s GQ magazine covers. “Leave that to Bradley Cooper,” he said. “You’re the president, you’re above all of us. You’re above stars, you’re above everything. When he’s trying to get in the mix like, ‘I want to present at the MTV awards,’ Alright, guy. Relax. You’ve got it.” Damn.

Spade believes it’s all some kind of a post-presidential strategy. “I think they’re gonna do fine, but they’re sort of plotting after the White House,” he said.


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