Chris Rock blamed the Democrats for letting “the pandemic come in” by focusing too much on trying to impeach President Trump, according to a new report. The comedian, 55, opened up in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times in which he touched on the current state of politics and discussed his new show …
Chris Rock blamed the Democrats for letting “the pandemic come in” by focusing too much on trying to impeach President Trump, according to a new report.
The comedian, 55, opened up in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times in which he touched on the current state of politics and discussed his new show “Fargo.”
Rock said it was up to leading Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to keep Trump in check, using the 1987 Academy Award-winning movie “The Last Emperor” to compare Trump to the 5-year-old who takes the throne in China in the flick.
“So I’m like, it’s all the Democrats’ fault. Because you knew that the emperor was 5 years old,” Rock told the New York Times. “And when the emperor’s 5 years old, they only lead in theory. There’s usually an adult who’s like, ‘OK, this is what we’re really going to do.’”
He continued, “And it was totally up to Pelosi and the Democrats. Their thing was, ‘We’re going to get him impeached,’ which was never going to happen. You let the pandemic come in. Yes, we can blame Trump, but he’s really the 5-year-old.”
The funnyman then slammed both parties.
“Put it this way: Republicans tell outright lies. Democrats leave out key pieces of the truth that would lead to a more nuanced argument,” he said. “In a sense, it’s all fake news.”
Rock also shared his thoughts on the job Trump is doing.
“Part of the reason we’re in the predicament we’re in is, the president’s a landlord,” he said. “No one has less compassion for humans than a landlord. And we’re shocked he’s not engaged.”
Meanwhile, Rock called protests happening now around the country against police brutality and racial inequality “the second great civil rights movement,” adding that racism is “real.”
“It’s not going away,” he continued. “I said this before, but Obama becoming the president, it’s progress for white people. It’s not progress for Black people. It’s the Jackie Robinson thing. It’s written like he broke a barrier, as if there weren’t Black people that could play before him. And that’s how white people have learned about racism.
“They think, when these people work hard enough, they’ll be like Jackie. And the real narrative should be that these people, the Black people, are being abused by a group of people that are mentally handicapped. And we’re trying to get them past their mental handicaps to see that all people are equal.”