The former “Saturday Night Live” star criticized President Obama for his recent appearance on an episode of “Running Wild with Bear Grylls.”
“A president should have a little more dignity,” he told TMZ. “I realize Woodrow Wilson went on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ once. But what president is doing reality shows? It just seems weird to me.”
Spade was similarly critical of the First Lady.
“Michelle Obama’s on ‘Ellen’ more than I am,” he joked. “It’s just a new world, I’m not used to it.”
Spade characterized the president as being “a bit thirsty for me, is all.”
Spade’s media critique came a few days after he reportedly tweeted about Obama’s Bear Grylls episode: “Why is Obama on Bear Grills trying to survive in the tundra? Isnt the idea to keep the prez alive? And why is he on a reality show?Wtf ?”
That tweet, however, no longer appears on the comedian’s Twitter feed.
President Obama can next be seen on Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” on Dec. 30 on the streaming service Crackle.