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Anthony Bourdain Would Serve Trump Hemlock (Video)

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A video of CNN host Anthony Bourdain saying he would serve poison to President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is going viral (video below).

Bourdain, who is the host of popular CNN show “Parts Unknown,” was asked what he would serve Trump and Kim if he was selected to cater a peace summit between the two world leaders, TMZ reported. The celebrity chef responded "hemlock," and walked away laughing.

Hemlock is a poisonous plant "that can cause life-threatening toxicity," according to Medscape. The video of Bourdain saying he would serve the poison to the president was published in early September, but is just now starting to make rounds on social media.

The video starts off with Bourdain saying he would not be interested in filming an episode in North Korea because “most of the population are starving.” He also called Kim a “chubby, evil little f**k.”

When contacted by Fox News, Bourdain told the news network he meant to say "kale" instead of hemlock. A few social media users were upset by the celebrity chef's comments.

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CNN recently fired comedienne Kathy Griffin after she posted controversial photos posing with a mock bloody, severed head that resembled Trump. The network also axed “Believer” host Reza Aslan for his anti-Trump spiel on Twitter, according to Fox News.

It is unclear at this time if the network will take similar disciplinary action against Bourdain.

This isn't the first time Bourdain has made his feelings about the president known. In 2016, when asked if he would eat with then-presidential candidate Trump, Bourdain responded, "Absolutely f**king not." He had previously dined with former President Barack Obama.

“I’ve been a New Yorker most of my life, [and] for better or worse Mr. Trump is a New Yorker,” Bourdain told The Wrap. “We know him well here. We’ve watched how he does business and we’ve watched him say things and then we’ve seen whether or not he did those things, we have seen how he treats the people he does business with. I would give the same answer that I would have given 10 years ago, when he was just as loathsome.”

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Trump recently took to Twitter to condemn comments made by ESPN host Jemele Hill, who called him "a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists," according to the The San Diego Union-Tribune.

"ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming)," the president tweeted on Sept. 15 at about 7:30 a.m. eastern time. "People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!"

Sources: TMZ, Medscape, Fox News, The Wrap, The San Diego Union-Tribune, Donald J. Trump/Twitter / Featured Image: Lwp Kommunikacio/Flickr / Embedded Images: Peabody Awards/FlickrArlington National Cemetery/Flickr

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