The former president on Saturday criticized open border policies and claimed people were coming to America from “insane asylums” before addressing “The Silence of the Lambs.”
“Hannibal Lecter, how great of an actor was he?” Trump said in a mixup between the fictional character’s name and Anthony Hopkins, the actor who played the cannibal in the 1991 film.
“Do you know why I like him? Because he said on TV: “I love Donald Trump.” Well, I love him. I love him. I love him. He said that a long time ago and when he said that, he was in my camp, I was in his camp. I don’t care if he was the worst actor, I would say he was great for me.”
Hopkins, who was born in Wales and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2000, said The Guardian that he wasn’t interested in Trump and explained that he wasn’t voting because he “don’t trust anyone.”
“We never did it right, humans. We’re all a mess, and we’re just beginning to evolve,” the actor said in 2018.