By Tara John
Updated: May 12, 2016 1:21 PM ET

Ricky Gervais has described how he has made a career “playing delusional, middle-aged men who say stupid things, and people love them” but says he has been trumped by Donald Trump. “But he’s beaten me. Trump is better than David Brent.”

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the British comedian says the world deserves presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.

“Think about it: We live a world where there are warnings on bottles of bleach — we have to tell people not to drink bleach. In that world, Trump can be president,” Gervais said. “And in a sense, you get what you deserve. That’s democracy, baby! It’s just a really odd thing to have this man who’s meant to be the most powerful man in the world act like a Twitter troll.”

“Comedians tell a joke and they get in trouble; Donald Trump says a terrible thing … and he gets elected” said Gervais.

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