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Judd Apatow on Getting Political: ‘The Idea of Not Speaking Up Feels Really Wrong’ (Video)

”I think everyone is concerned about their careers,“ director tells NBC ”Sunday Today“ host Willie Geist

Judd Apatow isn’t afraid to be outspoken about sensitive subjects, whether it be about Donald Trump’s presidency or Bill Cosby.

In a preview of Apatow’s interview with Willie Geist on NBC’s “Sunday Today,” the writer-director said that even though his views can get him into trouble sometimes, he’d feel worse about not speaking out.

“I think everyone is concerned about their careers,” the “Trainwreck” director said. “But I don’t know. I feel like you look at things that have happened in history, and you say, ‘Why didn’t anybody speak up? Why did people allow that to happen?'”

“I feel that deep within me,” he continued. “People were supposed to speak up, all around the world for all sorts of different problems and conflicts. So the idea of not speaking up feels really wrong.”

Apatow previously tore into Trump in an interview with The New York Times last month, criticizing the president for running the country like his real estate businesses.

“Donald Trump sits in his office. He sends his kids to watch the teams do their missions. Then they come back and tell him what they think of it and then he makes an impulsive decision based on the information that Donald Jr. or Ivanka give him,” he said. “That’s how he’s running the country.”

The full “Sunday Today” interview with Apatow will air Sunday on NBC.

Watch the video.