Actor Martin Short ripped Trump supporters earlier this week, arguing they will be viewed the same way as those who backed anti-Communist Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis.).

Short spoke to "The Daily Beast" about his longtime friend and occasional co-star Steve Martin, with whom he is doing a comedy tour.

He said that he and Martin -- who famously starred together in the 1986 comedy classic "Three Amigos" -- want people of all political ideologies to come to their shows, but Short had pointed words for Trump and his supporters.

Short said that "every day" the Trump presidency appears worse and worse and that "history books will be having a field day" with "the shame of the people who supported him, if they're still around."


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He said that Trump's supporters will be viewed like the supporters of McCarthy, who notoriously collected names of suspected Communists in the 1950s. 

"Donald Trump is not the issue. It's really the people who support him," Short said, adding that a majority of New Yorkers dislike the president because they "know who he is."

"There's nothing credible about Donald Trump," Short said. "Some people find him hilarious. I don't find him hilarious."

He said Trump's tenure should not be called a "presidency" but a "typo" or an "asterisk" in U.S. history. 

The 68-year-old comedian recently made a cameo on "Saturday Night Live" as Trump's eccentric personal physician Dr. Harold Bornstein.

Short's comments came just days before late-night host Samantha Bee called First Daughter Ivanka Trump the 'c-word.' Bee later apologized for the vile comment, admitting she "crossed the line."


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President Trump spoke to supporters earlier this week at a rally in Tennessee, blasting Democrats and claiming Nancy Pelosi "loves MS-13."