Kal Penn Borrows an Insult From 1988 to Mock Trump, Calls Him a ‘Tiny-Fingered Vulgarian’ (Video)

“This is largely a dysfunctional government,” actor and activist tells CNN

Actor and political activist Kal Penn borrowed an insult from 1988 to slam President Trump on Tuesday morning, calling him a “tiny-fingered vulgarian.”

Current Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and novelist Kurt Anderson famously referred to Trump as a “short-fingered vulgarian” in Spy magazine nearly 30 years ago. Penn borrowed the phrase during an appearance on CNN, but said “tiny” instead of “short.”

“You’re dealing with a tiny-fingered vulgarian who loves to tweet as a way to get policy done,” Penn said.

The size of Trump’s hands became an issue during the GOP primary and Trump eventually defended them during a televised debate.

Penn, who once worked in the Obama Administration, appeared on CNN not only to mock Trump’s hands, but also to explain why he recently left Trump’s White House Arts Council.

“This is largely a dysfunctional government,” Penn said, adding that he and others left the council because “we felt like this was a point where an opportunity to resign en masse would send a message about who the majority of Americans really are, the love we have for each other, the opportunity to move the country forward in ways that a lot of folks are doing outside of government.”

He concluded: “You’re dealing with a tiny-fingered vulgarian who loves to tweet as his way to get policy done. We’re better than that.”

Check out the video above.