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Trump has Richard Gere asking: 'Where's the beef?'

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/10/2017
Actor Richard Gere speaks during a press conference for the film 'The Dinner' at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) © The Associated Press Actor Richard Gere speaks during a press conference for the film 'The Dinner' at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

BERLIN (AP) — Richard Gere says U.S. President Donald Trump lacks substance, likening him to a burger without the filling.

Actor Richard Gere arrives at the 67th International Berlin Film Festival for the premiere of the nominated film 'The Dinner' in Berlin, Germany, Friday Feb. 10, 2017. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP) © The Associated Press Actor Richard Gere arrives at the 67th International Berlin Film Festival for the premiere of the nominated film 'The Dinner' in Berlin, Germany, Friday Feb. 10, 2017. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP)

The actor, who's in Berlin promoting his new film "The Dinner" about a politician facing tough personal and moral choices, says Trump "has pushed it to the limit."

Actor Richard Gere, right, poses for the photographers during a photo call for the film 'The Dinner' at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) © The Associated Press Actor Richard Gere, right, poses for the photographers during a photo call for the film 'The Dinner' at the 2017 Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

In an interview Friday with The Associated Press, Gere quoted the 1980s television commercial in which a fast-food chain customer asks "where's the beef?" when handed a giant hamburger bun.

Actor Richard Gere arrives at the 67th International Berlin Film Festival for the premiere of the nominated film 'The Dinner' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (Monika Skolimowska/dpa via AP) © The Associated Press Actor Richard Gere arrives at the 67th International Berlin Film Festival for the premiere of the nominated film 'The Dinner' in Berlin, Germany, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (Monika Skolimowska/dpa via AP)

Speaking of Trump, Gere said: "with him, there's no beef there, there's no protein, there's no center, there's no resonance."

The star of films such as "Pretty Woman" and "An Officer and a Gentleman" later told an audience at the Berlin Film Festival that Trump had made people fear refugees by equating them with attackers.

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