“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham called presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump a “maniacal, misogynist, racist, Islamophobic, ableist, transphobic hell hound”at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in New York on Thursday.
“I think we all have to get used to it, we talk about it in a serious way, which is hard. I didn’t think we’d be having a real serious conversation about Donald Trump,” Dunham said. “I still laugh when I see him on TV. It’s not funny, it just makes me laugh.”
Dunham is a Clinton supporter and says she was “really moved” when Clinton became the first woman to become a major party’s presumptive nominee on Tuesday night.
TheWrap’s CEO and Editor-in-Chief Sharon Waxman took the stage to say that we’re in the mist of “a historic moment” in women’s history before introducing the “Girls” creator to the stage.
“It’s a very urgent election coming up,” Dunham said.
The Power Women Breakfast series brings together influential women of entertainment, media, technology and brands in key cities to network and connect. Dunham is executive producer, writer director, actress of the critically acclaimed HBO series ‘Girls,’ as well as a best-selling author and cofounder of the newsletter, Lenny (LennyLetter.com). She has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards and has won two Golden Globes, including Best Actress for her work on the show.
Waxman, film and theater producer Paula Wagner, A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc and The Girl’s Lounge Founder Shelley Zalis hosted the breakfast. TheWrap hosts breakfasts in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C.
Previous speakers at TheWrap’s Power Women breakfast series have included Academy Award-winning actress Helen Mirren, comedian Chelsea Handler, “Game of Thrones” actress Emilia Clarke, activist-actress Selma Hayek, “Billions” star Malin Akerman, producer and entrepreneur Gail Berman, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, media executive Nancy Tellem, digital executive Susan Lyne, technology journalist Kara Swisher and many others.
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