Jerry Seinfeld On Donald Trump: 'I Love Him!'

04/28/2011 06:18 pm ET | Updated Jun 28, 2011

Jerry Seinfeld is making love, not war, with Donald Trump. At least facetiously.

The star comedian drew the real estate magnate, reality show host and potential presidential candidate's ire by pulling out of a charity event run by his son, drawing a nasty letter from Trump that was published in the New York Post. For his part, Seinfeld cited his discomfort with Trump's increasing birtherism, but in a new interview, he had all nice things to say about the his sudden rival.

"Let me say this about Donald Trump," Seinfeld told "Extra." "I love Donald Trump, all comedians love Donald Trump. If God gave comedians the power to invent people, the first person we would invent is Donald Trump... God's gift to comedy."

So, it wasn't much of an apology, but it's obvious that wasn't the sarcastic comedian's goal. He's got considerable star power on his side, too, given the recent rivalry between Trump and star actor Robert De Niro.

But hey, at least Trump has 90s star Joey Lawrence on his side.


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