Author and humorist David Sedaris reportedly said at a book promotion appearance at Politics and Prose in Washington, D.C. Thursday night that he “hates the president” and wishes he could have gone back in time to kill kill him, according to IJR’s Erin McPike.

David Sedaris, promotional photo by Ingrid Christie.

McPike is the White House correspondent for the Independent Journal Review, but posted her report only on Twitter:

“David Sedaris now at Politics & Prose: “I hate the president.” He went on to say he wishes he could have gone back in time and killed him.”

McPike did not post any follow-up reports. No one else reported Sedaris’ homicidal fantasy of killing Trump.

Sedaris, who is also a contributor for the New Yorker, is on a book tour for his new book, Theft By Finding, Diaries 1977-2002, published by Little Brown.

Sedaris’ bio at the New Yorker reads:

David Sedaris contributes frequently to The New Yorker. He is the author of “Barrel Fever” (1994) and “Holidays on Ice” (1997), as well as four collections of personal essays: “Naked” (1997), “Me Talk Pretty One Day” (2000), “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” (2004), “When You Are Engulfed in Flames” (2008), and “Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls” (2013). In 2005, he edited an anthology of stories, “Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules.” He has also regularly contributed personal essays to Esquire. Sedaris and his sister, Amy Sedaris, have collaborated under the name The Talent Family and have written several plays, including “Stump the Host”; “Stitches”; “One Woman Shoe,” which received an Obie Award; “Incident at Cobbler’s Knob”; and “The Book of Liz,” which was published in book form by the Dramatists Play Service.

Sedaris made his comic début on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, reading “SantaLand Diaries,” which recounted his strange but true experience working as a Macy’s elf clad in green tights. His original radio pieces can often be heard on the show “This American Life.” In 2001, Sedaris became the third recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor. In 2001, he was named “Humorist of the Year” by Time. In 2005, he was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Spoken Word Album (“Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim”) and Best Comedy Album (“David Sedaris: Live at Carnegie Hall”).”

More about Sedaris can be found at Wikipedia.

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