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Ben Affleck on Donald Trump and the 2016 Election: ‘No One Would Believe It If You Put It Into a Movie’

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Some things are just too wild for the big screen.

Ben Affleck dished on his thoughts about the election, joking that even scriptwriters couldn’t make up the events that have taken place throughout this year’s political race.

“If there is ever an example of truth being stranger than fiction, it is this election this year!” he told reporters at The Accountant premiere in Los Angeles Monday night. “No one would believe it if you put it into a movie — it would seem too over-the-top, too ridiculous and too scandalous.”

Affleck, 44, also offered his thoughts on presidential candidate Donald Trump‘s infamous lewd comments about women from a 2005 conversation with then-Access Hollywood host Billy Bush.

“I think, probably, what he was trying to say was that it was a private conversation that he didn’t intend for anyone to hear,” Affleck said of Trump calling the conversation “locker room talk.”

“People have to form their own judgments about what that kind of conversation says about the participants,” the actor continued.

And when asked if he could see Trump in the White House come January, Affleck simply smiled and said, “No, I don’t think so.”

  • Reporting by REAGAN ALEXANDER