Mel Brooks: 'Thank God for Trump'

Comedy legend Mel Brooks is a huge Donald Trump fan, but not because of his political prowess.

The "Spaceballs" and "Blazing Saddles" director said Tuesday that the Republican presidential candidate, who currently is fourth in the Washington Examiner's presidential power rankings, is "grist for the comic mill and we need it, God bless him."

"I hope he never drops out of the race," Brooks continued. "If I were doing a sitcom I'd do it about a powerful idiot like this guy, who's running a big corporation or a big network and we'd get to see behind the scenes what an idiot he is."

Brooks made the comments to Entertainment Weekly's Gillian Telling after being asked, "What do you think about the comedy landscape these days?"

He responded by discussing the hilarity he found in Trump's public battle with Fox News.