ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Reacts To DONALD TRUMP's 'Models' Joke At Coronavirus Briefing

April 4, 2020

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has weighed in on President Donald Trump's joke about being "involved in" models during a coronavirus briefing at the White House on Friday. Trump's quip came while the president was commenting on the number of people who would die from COVID-19.

"The models show hundreds of thousands of people are going to die and you know what I want to do? I want to come way under the model," Trump said. "The professionals did the models and I was never involved in a model. At least this kind of a model."

Vice President Mike Pence, who is an evangelical Christian, stood behind the president but did not laugh at Trump's comment.

Earlier today (Saturday, April 4),Benante shared a tweet from filmmaker Judd Apatow about Trump's remarks, and he chimed in: "Gotta love how Pence just stands there and wonders how bad his wife is going to react to that 'models' line"

First Lady Melania Trump was reportedly a model before meeting Trump in 1998. They married in 2005.

In March 2017, the Washington Post noted that Pence never eats alone with a woman other than his wife, Karen, and that he won't attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side.

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