Lena Dunham: Donald Trump made me lose weight

Lena Dunham has Donald Trump to thank for her recent weight loss.

“Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food,” Dunham, 30, told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show Monday (via Entertainment Weekly).

The actress, who has long been criticized for her body image, continued, “Everyone’s been asking like, ‘What have you been doing?’ And I’m like, ‘Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.”

She admitted to Stern that initially Trump winning the election “seemed like an impossible joke” that “would never happen,” adding that she told herself, “the most qualified candidate we’ve ever had is running against a steak salesman. We’re going to be fine.”

Dunham has made her distaste for the current president clear, but it didn’t help when he called her a “B-list actor with no mojo.”

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Lena Dunham Says Trump's Election Victory Made Her Lose Weight

Lena Dunham is crediting President Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election with her recent weight loss.

The "Girls" star dropped by Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show Monday morning and was asked about her slimmer figure.

“Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food,” she told Stern. “Everyone’s been asking like, ‘What have you been doing?’ And I’m like, ‘Try soul-crushing pain and devastation and hopelessness and you, too, will lose weight.'”

Dunham, a vocal Hillary Clinton supporter, also spoke about her pre-election pledge to move to Canada if Trump won.

She explained that at the time, a Trump win “seemed like an impossible joke,” and she told herself, "The most qualified candidate we’ve ever had is running against a steak salesman. We’re going to be fine."

For what it's worth, Trump has also made it clear that he's no fan of Dunham's.

“He said I was a B-list actor with no mojo,” Dunham told Stern.

Stern asked if she thinks it's a mistake for someone in Trump's position to pay such close attention to celebrities.

“Here’s the funny thing. Of course, it’s a mistake, but we’re talking about him like he’s a person who is operating in a sane way, we’re talking about him like a person who doesn’t have a personality disorder,” she responded.

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